CDC information: Healthy aging
CDC report: The state of aging in America, 2013 [PDF 4.72 MB]
NIH Senior Health: Why collect a family history?
You can use a family health history to see if you, your children, or your grandchildren might face an increased risk of developing serious health problems.
CDC information: Family history and health
Most people have a family health history of some chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, coronary heart disease, and diabetes) and health conditions (e.g., high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia).