- 1 Think of how empowering this is.
- 2 When you go to a new doctor, you fill out a family health survey because family history can provide valuable insights into your health.
- 3 Through the Ancestry.com secure platform, you can keep track of your family health history all in one place.
- 4 Get more Information on AncestryHealth:
Science is an amazing thing.
Not long ago, we relied on stories from generation to generation to learn about who we are and where we came from, and those people we are related to.
Science has now brought DNA tests into the consumer home with companies like Ancestry.com.
Beyond the basic DNA kit, that outlines your family origin and matches you with relatives through DNA, the benefits of genetic testing are expanding to encompass a genetic snapshot of your overall health and health risks.
This is not to say that your genes are your destiny, but instead a look into ways you can improve your health, make choices and the actions you can take not just now, but also for the future.
Ancestry.com now offers the AncestryHealth experience, where every customer receives not only a physician-oriented report in clear, concise, easy-to-understand verbiage that explains the genetic test results but also the key takeaways that may inform follow-up or additional health screening.
You can learn more from the AncestryHeallth Q&A or continue reading.
Think of how empowering this is.
You can take action.
Partner with your chosen healthcare provider and discuss, perhaps identify health risks that are treatable, and even preventable.
Our family history is more than just stories about who came before us and from where we originated.
Our family history includes the factors that impact our health.
Think about it, we learn to cook from our mom.
As adults, we adopt the diet we grew up with.
We adopt lifestyle habits and keep our selves in the same environment.
Marjan Champine, a Genetic Counselor for AncestryHealth gives us further insight into this unprecedented opportunity. (She appears in bold italic throughout this post as further insight.)
When you go to a new doctor, you fill out a family health survey because family history can provide valuable insights into your health.
AncestyHealth, takes that family health survey and puts science behind it.
We are at an inflection point where the technology is available, genetic insights are clinically actionable, and people are ready.
Our members have been asking for this information for a long time and we wanted to make sure that if we were going to provide these services it would be in the right way.
We invested time talking to leaders across the health ecosystem to understand what is working well and what needs to improve so that we could create a meaningful and supportive experience.
I’m proud to share that we have achieved that with AncestryHealth, and this is just the beginning of the journey.
AncestryHealth services include genetic tests and partnerships that provide actionable health insights as well as VIP-level support, which is included in the experience.
This support consists of access to genetic counselors, digital content that is available to you on demand, easy to understand reports, and printable fact sheets designed to facilitate conversations with your family and your healthcare provider.
We have worked hard to create an entire ecosystem that is centered around our members and their healthcare providers and we are thrilled to announce that the time is Now.
Through the Ancestry.com secure platform, you can keep track of your family health history all in one place.
It is convenient to print and share the results with your chosen healthcare provider and have important conversations about your health and how to improve it.
The AncestryHealth experience is very much focused on you and your health and, of course, your physician plays a big role.
Because we recognize that, we included physician-ready reports that you can take to your healthcare provider that summarize your genetic test results as well as clinical guidelines and next steps, if appropriate.
You can use this information as a launching pad to quickly engage your physician in helpful conversations about your health and how to continue to improve it.
Imagine the power of your family history in combination with your genes as a health advantage.
The more you know about your genetic risk factors, including your family health history, the more you can take proactive steps, in collaboration with your healthcare provider.
Taking this information and sharing it with your healthcare provider is important so that, together, you can create a personalized plan of action for a healthier 2020.
AncestryHealth is a great way to learn more about yourself in an important way–your health.
If you’ve made resolutions for better health in 2020, AncestryHealth is a great foundation!
Marjan Champine sums it up for us:
I am always looking for fun ways to improve my health!
So, as part of that goal, my resolution this year is to spend more quality time with my family, share stories about our history, and keep a record of our health history all in one place using AncestryHealth’s secure Family Health History platform.
Get more Information on AncestryHealth:
Visit Ancestry.com to learn more about AncestryHealth and what’s included with AncestryHealth Core.