Genes and heart disease

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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Can You Get Tested for Colon Cancer at Home?

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, genetics

Is the at-home Cologuard test a way to offer more early detection for colon cancer—and an alternative to colonoscopy? An expert weighs in.


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How Your Family Affects Your Heart Health

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, genetic counseling, genetics, heart health

When it comes to heart disease, there are plenty of factors you can’t control — including aging and your family history. But even if you can’t turn back time, you can get clarity and manage your risk with the help of genetics.


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Q&A: The Future of Genome Sequencing for Newborns

Tags: children’s health, genetic screening, genetics, genomics

Your genes tell a story of health and disease risk — and they tell that story from the day you are born. Two experts answer questions about the state of early genomic sequencing.


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How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Tags: cancer, fusion-guided biopsy, genetics, health screenings, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, test results

To avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer, we need to be smarter about how we use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. Recommendations for screening have already begun to change. Learn more.


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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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New Research Works to Unlock Mystery of Huntington’s Disease

Tags: brain health, dimentia, essential tremor, genetics, Huntington's disease, memory, mental health, mTORC1, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, protein, study, tremors

New research offers insight about Huntington's Disease, a devastating, progressive condition that can cause uncontrollable movement, emotional disturbances and psychiatric problems.


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How A Traffic Accident Saved One Woman’s Life

Tags: breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare, PTEN gene

What could have been the worst day of Kelley Douglass’ life became a turning point when post-crash testing led to genetic counseling — and the diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder.


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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, healthhub number, infographic

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”