Family Health History

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Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Spring 2012 HE 14: Critical Issues in Personal Health Instructor: Gloria Moore Family History Assignment Yes, I found it difficult to complete the family history because my main family such as my siblings, Mother, and Father are all I have. My Mother is from Ecuador and she moved to the states when she was 13 of age. It has been more than 3 decades that she has seen her mom, my grand-mother. She was able to make calls for me and my paper. We spoke to my grandmother for hours, we’ve asked her so many questions such as: have you ever been sick to the point you were hospitalized? She said “sick to the point I need to be hospitalized? No, I had some bad fevers as a young girl but never so sick.” Have you ever had a dramatic injury? she said “yea, I once fell of a bike full speed and fractured a bone.” Are you feeling any different from now, then 20 year earlier? She said, “yes, I feel so much wiser but physically? No.” How long has it been since you last checked up on your health? She laughed, “It is funny you ask my all of this I visited my doctor earlier today.” What do your doctor say about your health when you visit? She said, “Dr. Chávez told me I was in perfect condition for an elderly my age son, you see all you have to do is eat right and work hard but not too much. Too much and to little is bad for your health.” She was happy to hear from us and was glad to help me with this paper. I took note and felt happy for the both of us. On the other hand I’m not at all familiar with my father side of the family and all I truly know is that in the last 5 years I’ve had a cousin who passed away from diabetes in her 30s. A uncle that passed away from aids. And my grandmother who also passed on because of diabetes. All this research left me in shock . I asked myself so many unanswered questions. The only
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