Items Tagged ‘#hereditary diseases’

March 26, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics


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