I’ll just say this first: My Family Health Portrait is, in my opinion, a really great website.
I’m often disappointed with federal websites and web design, as I’ve ranted in the past. Sometimes the websites only work in one particular browser, sometimes they are terribly difficult to navigate, and sometimes they don’t work properly. This is not the case with My Family Health Portrait.
My Family Health Portrait is a website that I’d actually been thinking of creating for some time, but, uh, never got around to. What is it? It’s a way to make a family tree of your family, listing their medical problems, and saving the information for yourself, your family, or your doctor. (The information is stored on your computer, and not saved to the website, so your personal information is safe and secure.) It’ll even make a little geneaology chart for you. Color me impressed.
It’s great to have one of these if you have diseases that run in you family–heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers, etc–because it makes it just that much easier for a physician to get a sense of your risk. The Surgeon General’s office should be really proud of making a high-quality, clean, easy-to-use tool. Way to go!