Family Health History

Common Risk-Associated Diseases

Most common diseases result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. We inherit genetic factors that make us more or less susceptible to developing a particular disease. But our overall health is also a product of our environment.

Learn more about these diseases, who is at risk, and how that risk can be reduced.

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Heart Disease
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High Blood Pressure
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APA format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. (2013, September 1) Family Health History. Retrieved October 20, 2016, from

CSE format:

Family Health History [Internet]. Salt Lake City (UT): Genetic Science Learning Center; 2013 [cited 2016 Oct 20] Available from

Chicago format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. "Family Health History." Learn.Genetics.September 1, 2013. Accessed October 20, 2016.