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In the speech titled Family Medical Histories A Proven Lifesaver the author Steven Harris puts forward that the medical profession does not pay enough attention to the patients family medical histories He argues this lack of attention is the culprit in the misdiagnosis of hundreds of patients as most are hereditary diseases Much truth lies in the argument posed by Harris because there have been genetic links found between generations of carriers of diseases However Harris overlooks other scenarios for the contraction of the diseases mentioned in the article The doctors of Gilda Radner better known as Saturday Night Lives Roseann Roseanna Danna and her husband believe that if she had known about the cancer she had was hereditary then her death could have been prevented To indicate the extent of danger posed by hereditary diseases according to US News and World Report is if lung cancer runs in your family your risk to contract a it due hereditary increases by 300 percent The links unearthed by genetic scientists in the world of medicine relate a staggering percentage of deadly diseases to hereditary Further evidence of this link is a study conducted by the New York State Journal of Medicine reports that only four of sixty four hospitals indicated familial recurrence of cancer on medical chart Yet another proof is a study conducted by the same researchers as above thereafter the solutions to the problem are laid out The suggested solution is the construction of a family tree detailing the familys medical hist ory and this is the also the first point in the UCLA School of Public Healths Book 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Your Life Harris lays the foundation of his speech when he says Doctors and Randers husband Gene Wilder believe she died a premature death that could have been prevented had she known that her grandmother aunt and a first cousin all suffered from the same disease Here
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