Genetic Screening for Population Health Is Becoming a Reality

Posted January 30, 2019

A growing number of hospitals are offering predictive medicine by screening entire populations or specific subgroups for genetic information in order to target interventions for common disorders such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Such screening can help identify groups at risk so that primary- or secondary-prevention efforts can be initiated.

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Is the Illness in Your Family Hereditary?

Posted January 24, 2019

Did you ever wonder if the disease in your family is hereditary and if you are personally at increased risk? The genetic experts at Genome Medical can help you explore and understand your genetics and genetic risk factors.

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Ovarian Cancer

Posted January 24, 2019

If you have a personal or family history of Ovarian Cancer, it is recommended you get genetic testing.

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What Is a Genetic Counselor?

Posted January 24, 2019

A Genetic Counselor is a Genetic expert that can help you understand how genetics impacts your health, whether genetic testing is right for you and what tests might be most appropriate.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted January 24, 2019

Are concerned because breast cancer runs in your family? Learn about the hallmark features that may indicate that you are at risk for hereditary disease.

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Is Heart Disease Genetic?

December 21, 2018

By Lindsay Meyers, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor and Cardiovascular Service Lead 

The holidays are a time for coming together with family and friends. It’s a time for enjoying a meal with the people you love and sharing stories from the year. You might talk about politics or relationships or school. Will you talk about health?

Whether health and heart disease are on the docket or not, most people can think of at least one person in their family who has had some sort of heart disease. They wonder if this increases their personal risk of heart disease. The short answer? Yes and no.

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Talk About This Over Turkey - Family Health History

November 21, 2018

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DNA Disruption: What Genomics Needs Next

Posted November 8, 2018

Join Lisa Alderson and Ananya Chadha to chat about genomics. Incumbent meets incoming in this deep dive look at what's fuelling the fires of genomic development. What does the former predict for a future beyond her own and what can the latter learn from the lessons of the industry's predecessors?

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Did You Know Its Genetic Counselor Awareness Day?

November 8, 2018

by Erynn Gordon, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor and VP of Clinical Operations 

If you read that title and thought, “A genetic what?” you are not alone.  As a genetic counselor, I’ve been asked that question countless times.  Now put aside your preconceived notions of someone in a lab coat with a test tube making a designer baby, or a woman talking to a patient lying on a couch.  Genetic counselors are neither of those….and if you are thinking there are no genetic diseases in your family...read on, genetic counselors can help you too!  

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Cigna Using Telegenomics Services from Genome Medical

Posted October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) -- Telegenomics technology company Genome Medical has begun providing genetic counseling services for insurer Cigna as of Oct. 1.

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