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Subject: Re: [GUS-REEB] Carolina Medical History
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 01:40:31 EDT
That is interesting but being adopted I'm lucky enough just to be able to
mark "not applicable" on any family medical history question. I've always
wondered though wouldn't your kids insurance premiums actually be higher or even by
denied in areas where there is a known genetic disease in the family?
Rhonda Raye < John William Raye< Mark Simmons Rape< John Davis Rape< Cyrus
MacDonald Rape (died 1862 in MS)
In a message dated 4/20/2006 1:21:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, MYKANC writes:
> My great-grandmother, wife of Charles Jefferson Rape of Union County NC,
> Nancy Jane Mills. She was the daughter of James Albert Mills Sr. & Nancy
> Malinda Maples. I learned that my many Mills relatives from the Pageland
> SC-Monroe NC area have a high incidence of an inherited neuromuscular
> disorder known
> as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) syndrome. CMT is a slowly progressive weakness
> that resembles MS and varies greatly. Medical research is now identifying
> numerous subcategories of CMT and finding connections between CMT and many
> secondary conditions. It appears that my brother and I both inherited CMT
> our Mills ancestry, with secondary conditions that may/may not have been
> inherited through these same ancestors. Still researching . . . .
> I descend from the Southern Rape family of the Carolinas, but I have read
> where geneticists have tracked some inherited traits or medical conditions
> a thousand years, through many generations, and across several continents.
> Geography and time do not completely separate those of us with a shared
> heritage. I look forward to learning from all of you.