Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a neuro-degenerative illness with a rapid onset and decline. In some cases, it can be hereditary, so when CJD strikes a family, genetic counseling is suggested.
When the actress announced she had a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy, she brought new attention to this procedure — and to the BRCA1 gene. What does this mean for other women?
With each new gene discovered, the understanding of autism grows. Take a look at the state of the science — and what it means for parents and kids.
For people with Lynch syndrome, the risk of colon cancer starts as early as age 25. Fortunately, knowing you are at risk gives you a chance to do something about it.
You don’t have to figure genetics out on your own. That’s a genetic counselor’s job. Learn how these experts can help.
Learn what you need to know about the genetics of thyroid cancer. The best stat of all: There's a 100 percent survival rate if the disease is diagnosed early.
Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Kathryn Teng, MD, shares her own resolutions, as well as two must-do suggestions for the coming year.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a type of morning sickness so severe that it put Duchess Kate of Cambridge in the hospital. Experts say most pregnant women with morning sickness do not get hyperemesis gravidarum. What causes this condition? Learn more.
When you gather around the table with your family this Thanksgiving, don’t just ask them to pass the mashed potatoes. Ask them about their health history.
Ten to 15 percent of all breast cancer is related to your family genes. But how do you know if you are at risk? Find out how genetic counseling applies to you.