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How A Traffic Accident Saved One Woman’s Life

Tags: breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare, PTEN gene

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.

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Medication Not Working? Your DNA May Explain Why (Infographic)

Tags: codeine, genomics, medication, medications, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenomics

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.

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Why Smart Health Decisions Require Your Input

Tags: Future of Healthcare, patients, personalized healthcare, treatment

Your doctor knows your health condition, but only you know your opinions and preferences. Make your voice heard.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.