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Risk Factors for Syncope Associated With Multigenerational Relatives With a History of Syncope
A Fedorowski et al, JAMA Network Open, March 30, 2021

In this population-based cohort study among adults in Sweden, family history of syncope was associated with increased incidence of syncope, and the familial risk was associated with genetic resemblance and age.

Utility of a virtual counselor (VICKY) to collect family health histories among vulnerable patient populations: A randomized controlled trial.
Wang Catharine et al. Patient education and counseling 2021

A virtual counselor overcomes many of the literacy-related barriers to using traditional digital tools and highlights an approach that may be important to consider when collecting health histories from vulnerable populations. The usability of digital health history tools will have important implications for the quality of the data collected and its downstream clinical utility.

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Family Health History, and Genetics
CDC, March 2021

If someone in your family has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may be more likely to have a child with ASD. ASD can look very different from person to person, so taking a careful family health history can be important for early diagnosis. Early screening and diagnosis of ASD can ensure that children receive the services they need for better outcomes.

A Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2021
The White House, March 1, 2021

People with increased risk for developing the disease include certain racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, a family history of colorectal cancer, or other risk factors such as tobacco use.


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