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Medical Miscellany

What did your ancestors die of? What exactly is that condition mentioned on my ancestor’s records? These are the questions Dr. Jeanette L. Jerger asked herself while researching her great-grandfather’s pension record. Dr. Jerger discovered her Civil War great-grandfather was “salivated” during the war. A 30 year experience nurse and she had no idea what […]

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Medical Miscellany

What did your ancestors die of? What exactly is that condition mentioned in my ancestor’s records? This is just the question Dr. Jeanette L. Jerger asked herself while researching her great-grandfather’s pension record. Dr. Jerger discovered her Civil War great-grandfather was “salivated” during the war. A 30 year experience nurse and she had no idea […]

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Medical Miscellany

What did your ancestors die of? What exactly is that condition mentioned in my ancestor’s records? This is just the question Dr. Jeanette L. Jerger asked herself while researching her great-grandfather’s pension record. Dr. Jerger discovered her Civil War great-grandfather was “salivated” during the war. A 30 year experience nurse and she had no idea […]

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What Does Your Family’s Medical History Look Like

Genetics can be a key indicator in determining one’s health risks and potential treatment of a problem. With all the buzz around tracing one’s ancestory through DNA testing, how often do we stop and think about our family’s medical history. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune addresses this important aspect of each of our […]

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