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Proactive Health
September 7, 2023

A Guide On Talking With Your Family About Family Health History

Who hasn’t wondered about their health? Am I exercising enough? Is a vegetarian diet really better for me? What’s the maximum number of midnight snacks I can sneak into my diet? In questioning your own health, it is important to consider how the health of your relatives may impact it.…
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Proactive Health
September 7, 2023

What Is Precision Medicine and What Does It Mean?

What We Do Who We Support Individuals Resources Our Company Precision medicine is a common term used in health care. But what does it mean? Learn more about what it is, what it is not and how this approach to medical care can be valuable to individuals, families and health…
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Proactive Health
September 7, 2023

How Genetics Can Improve Population Health

Population Health Programs You may have been hearing lots of buzz lately about the term “population health.” While the concept has been around for some time, it’s increasingly in the spotlight. One reason is because, as genomic information becomes more accessible and available, innovative health systems and hospitals are developing…
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Proactive Health
September 7, 2023

Application of Genetics and Genomics in Medicine

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in April of 2003, researchers have been making major headway in better understanding the role of genetics and genomics in medicine. Applications of genomic information have led to:  An increased knowledge of diseases like cancer and heart disease An increased knowledge of…
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Proactive HealthUncategorizedGenetic Counseling
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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Proactive Health
May 17, 2022

Are Mental Health Issues Hereditary?

When taking a family medical history, certain conditions are commonly reported. Coronary artery disease (CAD), cancer and mental health issues far surpass reports of single gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and hemochromatosis. About 6.7% of adults age 20 and older have CAD. Approximately 40% of men…
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Proactive Health
November 8, 2021

How to Harness the Potential of Genetic Information: A Step by Step Approach to Make Genetics Approachable

Genetics is a rapidly evolving field, one in which new genes are identified, genetic variants are uncovered, and gene associations with hereditary diseases and predispositions are being made on a near daily basis. As genetics is becoming a more basic and universal part of health care, individuals might wonder how…
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Proactive Health
June 28, 2021

Questions to Ask Your Genetic Counselor

If you are considering a genetics consultation, or if you are already scheduled and planning your upcoming visit, you may benefit from creating a list of questions to ask your genetic counselor. The information below can help provide ideas for questions to ask and explain what to expect during your…
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Proactive Health
November 1, 2019

Talk About This Over Turkey – Family Health History

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is getting to spend time with all my cousins, eating at a separate kids’ table and trying to stay out of trouble. Even though we are all grown now, making new family memories with our own kids, I think fondly back to all the time we…
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Proactive HealthGenetic Research
November 1, 2018

Experience with Healthy Individuals Pursuing Genomic Screening

November 2018 Advances in genome sequencing have allowed the public to pursue rapid, more available, and less costly genetic testing options. ‘Genetic wellness” has become more popular and proactive genomic screening is increasingly being explored by healthy individuals in order to reveal genetic insights into medically actionable outcomes. As a nationwide…
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