For many of us, checking the "do you have a history of?" boxes on forms in the doctor's office is hit or miss.
Did grandma Sylvia die of a stroke or a heart attack? Someone in the family has asthma... but who? Remembering is becoming more important as researchers discover genetic ties to an increasing number of conditions and ailments.
The U.S. Surgeon General's office is promoting a new on-line program for creating an electronic medical record so that we don't all have to rely on memory.
Martha Bebinger visits the largest pilot for the program in the country at Brigham and women's hospital. Click the listen link to hear her report.
This program aired on June 12, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.