Your Family Health History

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We grow up knowing that we share much of ourselves with our parents: Our height. Our eyes. Our hair. Beyond physical features, however, we also share many critical health factors that can have an impact on our well-being. Assessing our patients' family health history is an invaluable factor in providing world-class care.

For more information on determining your family's health history, click HERE.

Why is Family Health History so Important?

We share genes with not just our parents but our grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and other family members. Because genetic dispositions play such a critical role in determining our long-term health, having a perspective on a patient's relatives' health can help doctors determine preventative care and provide greater insight into important risk factors for the patient.

These are just a few of the factors we look for in patient's family health history:

  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer's disease (or dementia)
  • Depression (and other mental health issues)
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94 Old Short Hills Road
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300 Second Avenue
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(732) 222-5200
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600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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1 Clara Maass Drive
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(973) 450-2000
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99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7194
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