Case Report of a Rare Fetal Chimera

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Congenital chimeras are rare and often come to attention due to ambiguous genitalia or a discrepancy in the sex chromosome

Cervical Cancer Prevention: Liquid-Based Cytology and hr-HPV Co-testing Remain the Most Effective Cervical Cancer Screening Method

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In our opinion, the best evidence still supports screening with Pap and hr-HPV together to provide the best protection against cervical cancer for women ages 30 to 65.

Are Longer-term Antibiotics More Effective than Shorter-term Treatment for Lyme disease?

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For some patients infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, symptoms may persist for months or even longer, leading to the question of whether such patients have “chronic Lyme disease,”

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Awareness Can Make a Difference

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Prenatal screening for the 22q11.2 deletion is now available by cell-free DNA screening, also known as noninvasive prenatal screening.

What is the APOE gene and how is it related to Alzheimer’s Disease?

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There is currently no proven way to prevent or cure Alzheimer disease. Is there a role for genetic testing to predict risk?

Does Every Patient with a Tick Bite Need a Test for Lyme Disease?

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Important considerations for determining if a Lyme Disease test is necessary include tick identification, geography, symptoms and signs, and duration of tick attachment.

Tick-borne Illnesses: The Risks of a Missed Diagnosis

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Once thought to be required for the diagnosis, it is now clear that up to 30% of patients with Lyme disease never develop a rash.

Older Patients with Chronic Conditions Can Benefit from Extra Care

Better Health

Chronic Care Management (CCM) services are one of the ways in which Quest is moving beyond medical office walls to aid providers in assessing individuals and populations and closing gaps in care.