Jul 19, 2017

Genetic testing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
If you are one of the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know about the painful, swollen and stiff joints that are common symptoms of this chronic inflammatory disorder. Mayo Clinic has been a leader in discovering biomarkers – indicators of health and disease – that [...]
Genetic testing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Jul 18, 2017

Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to [...]
Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?
Jul 13, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Sharon Rosen @shr02
Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may [...]
Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

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