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  • n. an extension to genealogy in which the life and times of the people concerned are investigated
  • n. Information concerning the disorders suffered by the direct relatives of a patient; especially useful if the disorders are genetic

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  • n. part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases


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  • The seminal moment in Mullane family history occurred on June 17, 1955, while we were stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii.

    Riding Rockets

  • Viola wrote this seven-page family history of the Korspeters in February 1977.

    First Man

  • Copse-work, as it was called, being an occupation which the secondary intelligence of the hands and arms could carry on without the sovereign attention of the head, allowed the minds of its professors to wander considerably from the objects before them; hence the tales, chronicles, and ramifications of family history which were recounted here were of a very exhaustive kind.


  • In the August 2002 edition of Health and Healing, Dr. Julian Whitaker stated that someone with a family history of colon cancer can reduce the doubled risk of getting colon cancer to that of the average person by taking 400 mcg of folic acid every day.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Group NA−, a low-risk group, had no family history of alcoholism.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • Group NA+, an intermediate-risk group, had a strong family history of alcoholism.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • Fittingly, for the family history of the First Man, the ancestry goes back literally to Adam.

    First Man

  • Wood family history is ingrained in me, just as memory and history are ingrained into the timbers of Walnut Tree Farm.


  • People with a family history should talk with their doctor about having screening tests sooner and at more regular intervals, Haluszka said.

    Colon cancer deaths, new cases drop

  • When the study was extended to high-risk humans (with a family history of alcoholism extending back for three generations), and to low-risk humans (no alcoholism in their family history) they found beta-endorphin release at the pituitary after alcohol administration was greater in the high-risk group.6

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain


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