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3 Ways to Save Lives and Cut Healthcare Costs

Tags: healthcare costs, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics, prevention

Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.

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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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Top 3 Benefits of a Digital Family History

Tags: electronic health records, family health history, genetic counseling, personalized healthcare

The best family health history is built right into an electronic health record. You gather it at home — or wherever you like — and your doctor can access it anywhere.

Child in doctor's waiting room

Kids and Codeine: Why Genetics Matter for Medication

Tags: children's health, medications, pain, pain management, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

The FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of how genetics matter when prescribing medication.

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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.

DNA as a puzzle

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.”

Family tree

Know Your Family Tree, Boost Your Family’s Health (Infographic)

Tags: family health history, family history, infographic, personalized healthcare, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day, so it’s a great time to collect or update information when your family gathers. Use this infographic to get started.

Family health history

8 Tips for a Better Family Health History

Tags: family history, genetics, holiday season, personalized healthcare, Thanksgiving

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.

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A Genetic Test You Don’t Need

Tags: genetic testing, genetics, personalized healthcare

Just because we can test something doesn’t always mean we should. Learn why there’s a better way to monitor conditions related to the MTHFR gene.

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Healthcare Technology Primed for a Breakthrough

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare reform, medical innovations, personalized healthcare

Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent.