Items Tagged ‘#family medical history’

November 28, 2019

For one patient, sharing her family medical history led to lifesaving care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When Stephanie Van Doren first visited Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, she was seeking care for digestive issues. But after hearing Van Doren’s family medical history and completing a clinical evaluation, gastroenterologist Timothy Woodward, M.D. recognized that she may also be at risk for a potentially fatal heart condition, aortic dissection. Genetic testing confirmed that […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #family medical history, #hereditary diseases, #Stephanie Van Doren, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Timothy Woodward


March 26, 2019

Lifesaving information – genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #Dr. Timothy Woodward, #family medical history, #genetic risk factors, #hereditary diseases, #Sarah Macklin, #Stephanie Van Doren, #thoracic aortic aneurysm, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


December 29, 2016

Know the Facts: Learn Your Family Medical History to Improve Your Health

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

As you spend time with relatives over the holidays, take time to learn more about your family medical history – it could save your life. Is there a history of cancer or high blood pressure in your family? If so, you might be at risk. Do you know about any serious health conditions that your […]

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Tags: #family medical history, #Genetic diseases, #Jessica Jackson, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, Precision Medicine


November 14, 2016

Know the Facts: Learn Your Family Medical History to Improve Your Health

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, is National Family Health History Day. As you spend time with relatives over the holiday, take time to learn more about your family medical history – it could save your life. Is there a history of cancer or high blood pressure in your family? If so, you might be at […]

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Tags: #Family History Day, #family medical history, #individualized mediicne, #Jessica Jackson, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


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