DEAR DOCTOR K: I had a heart attack in my 50s, and so did my dad. Heart disease obviously runs in the family. How do I talk to my kids about what this means for them?
DEAR READER: As a parent, you already know that taking care of your children is just as (if not more) important as taking care of yourself. If you have a family history of heart disease, that means teaching your children what they can and should do to prevent heart disease.