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What does a young person need to know about being at-risk?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Genetics?

If you've brought a child into the world knowing that he/she is at risk for, say, huntington's -- were the other questions from you? -- then you have a grave responsibility.
You must be truthful, you must not cover over the terrible ordeal that may lie ahead, and you must provide age-appropriate information before the child is a teen and begins making life plans. Get help from the gene counsellor.

In brief: Genetics?

If you've brought a child into the world knowing that he/she is at risk for, say, huntington's -- were the other questions from you? -- then you have a grave responsibility.
You must be truthful, you must not cover over the terrible ordeal that may lie ahead, and you must provide age-appropriate information before the child is a teen and begins making life plans. Get help from the gene counsellor.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: At Risk for?

It depends on what you are at risk for. For example if you are at risk for being obese you may need diet & exercise.

In brief: At Risk for?

It depends on what you are at risk for. For example if you are at risk for being obese you may need diet & exercise.
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Dr. Shontae Buffington
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