Developing Family Healthware, a Family History Screening Tool to Prevent Common Chronic Diseases

@article{Yoon2009DevelopingFH,
  title={Developing Family Healthware, a Family History Screening Tool to Prevent Common Chronic Diseases},
  author={Paula W. Yoon and Maren T Scheuner and Cynthia Jorgensen and Muin J. Khoury},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={128 - 135}
}
Family health history reflects the effects of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors and is an important risk factor for a variety of disorders including coronary heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed Family Healthware, a new interactive, Web-based tool that assesses familial risk for 6 diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and colorectal, breast, and ovarian cancer) and provides a "prevention plan" with… CONTINUE READING
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