Do You Love or Hate Cilantro? The Reason May Surprise You

Contributor: Neha Vyas, MD, Family Medicine Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: coriandrum satvium, commonly known as cilantro. Cilantro is one of the most polarizing herbs people use in modern cooking. Around since the second millennium BCE, its fruits, leaves … Read More

Newly Discovered Protein Inhibits Cancer Growth

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a protein that inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors and slows development of new blood vessels that help cancers to spread. The creation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, plays a critical role in the growth of cancer and its spread through the body. The new blood vessels deliver nutrients and … Read More

Thirdhand Smoke May Damage Your DNA

Cigarette smoke lives on long after you take your last drag of the day. The smell lingers on your clothes, on the furniture, on the curtains and elsewhere. But new research suggests the problem may be bigger than just a smell. Research published in the journal Mutagenesis has made headlines recently by focusing on this … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Personalized Healthcare

Confused by all this talk of “personalized healthcare”? Have no fear. Here are five facts about personalized healthcare that will help you and your doctors tailor care to your unique needs.   1. It all starts with family history Family history is the cornerstone of personalized healthcare. When we say family history, we are talking … Read More

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DNA for Dogs

In my last blog post, I talked about personal genomic testing for people. It turns out these tests are also available for man’s best friend, as my family found out after welcoming a new puppy into our home a few months ago. The idea behind the test is the same, too. Using a fairly simple … Read More

DNA by Mail: Personal Genomic Testing

You can order a lot of things online these days: electronics, clothes, music, even groceries. But did you know that you also can order your very own DNA test? Personal genomic testing is now being marketed to individual consumers and businesses. The basic idea is that you get a saliva sample kit in the mail, … Read More