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Health Agencies Update
December 28, 2005

Family Health History

JAMA. 2005;294(24):3075. doi:10.1001/jama.294.24.3075-d

Urging adults to “know their family history,” US Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, has unveiled an updated Web-based tool for organizing family health information ( The tool, called “My Family Health Portrait,” arranges information into a printout that patients can take to health care professionals to help determine risks for various conditions and diseases.

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