How A Traffic Accident Saved One Woman’s Life

When a teenage driver rear-ended and totaled her car on a Florida freeway in 2011, Kelley Douglass thought it must be one of her worst days ever. As it turned out, the accident saved her life. Her back aching, Mrs. Douglass consulted a chiropractor, who ordered an MRI. It revealed an abnormality in her bone … Read More

Why Smart Health Decisions Require Your Input

You make important life decisions using the best information available. When you search for a job, you ask, “Is this a good fit for me?” You shop around for the house that best suits your needs. You read reviews and consumer research when buying a car. So when you make the most important decisions of … Read More

3 Ways to Save Lives and Cut Healthcare Costs

You know the cost of healthcare in the United States is high, but the statistics are truly staggering. Healthcare costs make up almost one-fourth of the federal budget. They also account for 18 percent of America’s gross domestic product. That’s why our country is shifting to value-based care. If value-based care sounds like a buzzword … Read More

How Your Ancestry and Ethnicity Affect Your Health

When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. So when you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity. Both offer clues about your health risks. We’ve developed tools to help you collect family history. When you ask about health conditions that run in your family, … Read More

Top 3 Benefits of a Digital Family History

There’s a reason I mention family health history in almost every blog post: It’s an important tool in your doctor’s tool box for helping predict your risk for disease. What “runs in your family” matters. Family health history is a cornerstone of personalized healthcare, a trend shaping the future of medical care, according to Cleveland … Read More

Kids and Codeine: Why Genetics Matter for Medication

I care for adult patients in my practice, but I have two great reasons to keep a watchful eye on the pediatric medical community: my kids. With that in mind, I paid special attention when the FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of … Read More

Quiz: Test Your Personalized Healthcare IQ

If you read this blog or follow medical news, you’ve probably heard of personalized healthcare. But how much do you know about this emerging approach, which focuses on individual traits and needs? Test your knowledge — and get the facts — with this quiz.   Get more tools and resources to help you collect your … Read More

3 Ways Genetic Knowledge is Power

“Patients in waiting.” It’s a term we in the world of genetics hear from time to time. The idea is that for certain conditions where there is no cure — or where it may be years before a patient shows symptoms — genetic testing can cause anxiety without providing steps for care. I don’t believe … Read More

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

A family health history can help you and your doctors create a personalized care plan. Here’s a guide to help you gather this important information, which will benefit both you and your family. You can get the conversation going at any family gathering. Get more tools and resources to help you collect your family health history.