If you have a high risk of negative side effects from a medication — or a strong chance that a drug won’t work for you — you want to know. That knowledge may come from pharmacogenomics.
The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.
Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.
Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?
A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism -- even among children who are at higher risk for the disorder.
Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: cilantro. Find out why you may love or hate it. The answer may be in your genes.
The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.
Foot doctors explain hammer toes, the types, what causes them and how to fix them. They also share their tips for preventing toe deformities.
Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.