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Health - Family

If you are young and pretty healthy, then you do not need to say many different things.  What we have covered so far is a good starting point in health discussions.  For the next section, I am going to go into good and bad health of older people such as parents or grandparents.

If a person is very old and does not have any sickness, then the usual comment is to mention how healthy that person is.

"My grandfather can't move that much because of leg pains.  But besides that, he is very healthy."
"She's quite healthy for her age."
"My mother always complains about some pain, but the doctor can never find any wrong with her."
"My grandmother is in a nursing home.  She's pretty healthy but can't walk that well."

Often times we ask about the health of a new born baby.  Here are some sentences you can say.

"I just had my baby."
"Oh really?  Is the baby healthy?"

"He's a healthy little boy."
"I'm so blessed with healthy children."
"I'm so happy that my children are all healthy."
"I wish I was rich, but I can't complain.  I have a job, my children are healthy, and most of all, we are all happy."

Although it is fortunate to have healthy relatives, we are sometimes in a situation where health is a problem in the family.

"My uncle died from stomach cancer.  The doctors say it is mostly hereditary but I think it was due to all the spicy food he ate."
"My father is very unhealthy.  He says it is because he didn't take care of his body when he was young."
"My sister is always sick.  I'm really concerned about her health."
"My brother is tired all the time.  I think he is unhealthy."

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