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Genetic Counseling

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August 14, 2023

Does Medicare Cover Genetic Counseling in 2023?

A Step Forward for Medicare Patients and Genetic Testing Understanding Genetic Counseling I was inspired to become a genetic counselor by my experience having a sister with a rare genetic disease. As a young child, I witnessed my parents struggle with the pain and confusion of navigating a rare diagnosis;…
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Genetic Counseling
November 9, 2022

Genetic Counselors: The Heartbeat of Genome Medical

A Q&A with Kiley Johnson, Chief Clinical Officer According to the NSGC, the genetic counseling profession has grown by more than 100 percent in the last ten years and is expected to grow another 100 percent over the next ten years. At Genome Medical we are so fortunate to have…
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Genetic Counseling
March 19, 2021

How Do Telehealth and Telemedicine Services Work?

Telemedicine and telehealth services allow access to clinical health care remotely via secure technology — think face-to-face video, email, texting, shared imaging, apps and more. Discover how this flexible approach helps patients, families and health systems when paired with clinical experts in genomic medicine. What Are Telehealth and Telemedicine Services?…
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Genetic Counseling
October 29, 2020

Telemedicine: The “New Normal” for Genomic Services

In the years-long integration of telehealth into the health care system, 2020 will definitely be recognized as a tipping point. Starting in the second quarter, millions of people participated for the first time in virtual visits with their health care providers. While the impetus was the COVID-19 pandemic, indications are…
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Genetic Counseling
February 27, 2020

Rare Disease Day: Driving Awareness of Pediatric Diseases

Rare Disease Day is a day of raising awareness for rare disease that takes place on the last day of February each year. With Leap Year upon us in 2020, the day is observed on the rarest of dates: Feb. 29. Odds are, your life is impacted in some way…
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Genetic Counseling
February 26, 2020

Marfan Syndrome and Genetic Testing

What is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a condition of the connective tissue and affects about 1 in every 5,000 individuals. Connective tissue helps provide strength and flexibility to different parts of the body, including our bones and blood vessels. People with Marfan syndrome can have multiple signs and symptoms,…
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Genetic Counseling
May 20, 2019

What is a Genome?

Scientists throw the term “genome” around all the time but to the average person (and to most doctors and nurses), the definition of a genome is not quite clear. So, what is a genome? It’s an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all…
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Genetic Counseling
August 2, 2018

What Is Genetic Counseling?

Having been a genetic counselor for thirty years, you’d think it would be easy for me to blog on this topic. But the fact is, the field of genetic counseling has been continually evolving since it began back in 1969. Through the years, though, the essence of genetic counseling remains…
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