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Will having an anamnesis make me healthier?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is nothing magical about having an anamnesis. Knowing your family history cannot increase your health in every circumstance. And not all disorders are hereditary, so your family's medical history cannot predict everything. However, if you have compiled your anamnesis, you are more likely to know your risk of certain diseases. This can help you take measures to prevent them. Thus, you have a better chance of improved health if you do know your anamnesis.

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