Items Tagged ‘#hereditary diseases’

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


November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Who should have genetic testing? Which testing option is best for each individual? These are all questions that genetic counselors can answer. They play a key role in educating patients and physicians about how genetic testing can be used to guide medical care. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing


July 23, 2019

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


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 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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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