Past Imperfect: How Tracing Your Family Medical History Can Save Your Life
Santa Monica Press
February 01, 1999
5.39 X 0.64 X 8.37 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author
Carol Daus is a freelance writer who specializes in health and lifestyle issues. For the past twenty years, she has had articles published in a variety of consumer and trade magazines, including Health, Parenting, and Coping. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked in Chicago and San Francisco as a writer for several national health organizations and large urban hospitals, including the American Heart Association, San Francisco Children's Hospital, and Medical Data International. On a personal note, Ms. Daus became interested in the importance of family medical histories when her own extended family began to display unusually high patterns for heart disease and cancer. Daus, a concerned wife and mother, treasures the well-being of her family, and works diligently toward generating and maintaining a healthy household. She lives in Huntington Beach, CA, with her husband, Tony, and their three children. Jeanne Homer is a genetic counselor for Genzyme Corporation in Cambridge, and is currently working with people who are considering undergoing genetic testing.