The Salt Lake Tribune has an article that should be required reading for all genealogists. It describes how the study of your family's medical history may save your life or the lives of your loved ones.
The article by Lisa Rosetta describes the search conducted by Starr Hailey Campbell, a lady mentioned several times in past editions of this newsletter. As Starr mapped out her family health history, she began to realize the breast cancer she is battling today may have roots in her kin's DNA, stretching back at least three generations. Her father died of kidney cancer. Her grandfather died of stomach cancer. Her great-grandfather also died of cancer.
By sharing this past, Campbell hopes she can change her family's future.
Family health history, experts say, can play an important role in preventing diseases because many result from a combination of gene mutations, your environment, and your lifestyle.
You can read the entire article at http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4714288.