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.
A drug that worked wonders for your neighbor triggers nasty side effects in you — or triggers no effects at all. Learn why certain drugs come with special warnings and tests.
Your doctor knows your health condition, but only you know your opinions and preferences. Make your voice heard.
Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.