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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.

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How Your Ancestry and Ethnicity Affect Your Health

Tags: family health history, genetics, personalized healthcare

When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. When you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity.

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Stroke: 4 Things You Need to Know

Tags: atrial fibrillation, brain health, carotid artery, genetics, stenosis, stroke

When it comes to stroke, it’s important to understand your risk and to work closely with your doctor. It comes down to knowing your risk factors, experts say. Here are four things you need to know about stroke.

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Have a Health History Heart to Heart

Tags: family history, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health

At family gatherings, encourage relatives to talk about any known heart problems in the family. Creating a history of your family's heart health could be the best gift you give this year.

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The Epigenetics of Cholesterol, Smoking and Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, epigenetics, genetics, genomics, prostate cancer, PTEN gene

Find out what the hot field of epigenetics can tell us about bad habits and the way cancer grows and spreads.

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Quiz: Test Your Personalized Healthcare IQ

Tags: family health history, family history, genetics, genomics, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

How much do you know about this emerging approach, which focuses on your individual traits and needs? Find out — and get the facts — with this quiz.

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3 Ways Genetic Knowledge is Power

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, personalized healthcare

Knowledge is power — when it is delivered in the right way. The goal of genetic testing and counseling is to prepare patients, not create “patients in waiting.”

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Diabetes: Know Your Risk (Infographic)

Tags: blood glucose test, cholesterol, diabetes, genetics, health hub number, healthhub number, high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

People can be at risk for type 2 diabetes without even realizing it. Know the risk factors and work on what you can control.There is a lot you can do to prevent and if needed, control diabetes.

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How Science Can Fight the Obesity Epidemic

Tags: genetics, metabolism, obesity, research

Science tells us there is more to obesity than meets the eye. Solving the obesity crisis requires a look at the big picture — and under the microscope.

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When Family Matters for Alzheimer’s Disease

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, family history, genetics

Alzheimer's disease takes its toll on families, both patients and their caregivers. Many people want to know, “If it happened to someone in my family, can it happen to me, too?”