Following up on the medical/health theme from two weeks ago, we venture into more memories:
*Did you have a lot of illnesses as a child? Or were you fairly healthy?
*What specialists did you have to see?
*Did you have to see an optometrist and/or wear glasses?
*As an adult, how do your current medical experiences compared with those of your childhood?
*Do you still see the same doctor?
*Are there any stories about certain medical problems or injuries, or about interactions with medical practitioners that have been handed down through the generations?
Craig Manson of GeneaBlogie blogged about the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative and how to use the "My Family Health Portrait" feature, which is a wonderful tool to use and print up to take with you to your next physical exam. The Surgeon General has urged people in the past to ask questions of their family members during holiday gatherings to uncover and keep track of potentially genetic risks.
Next time: Heat Wave! It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we'll be sharing our favorite summertime memories.