4 posts tagged with disease and genetics.
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How do I avoid turning into my mom?

After seeing my mother suffer from myriad health problems due to her depression and obesity, I am freaking out that my destiny is written in my genes. Please help figure out how to change the things I can and accept the things I cannot. I also welcome stories/advice from children of unhealthy people who learned from their parents' mistakes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 - 17 answers

I'm sorry you're living with my nightmare

Life with (and without) Huntington's. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Did Henry VIII have a genetic/medical condition that prevented him from having healthy male children?

Why couldn't Henry VIII have living male children (except Edward) and then, why did Edward die so young? Medical explanations? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jan 5, 2009 - 14 answers

"By medicine life may be prolong'd, yet death will seize the doctor too."

Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Apr 2, 2007 - 20 answers

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