Project Power: Keeping Kids Healthy and Active

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With kids heading back to school, it’s the perfect time to think about how we can set them up for a healthy lifestyle. From nutrition to exercise, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has developed a program that can help. Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) is proud to support the ADA’s Project Power. Project Power is […]

Engaging student journalists to promote health awareness

Better Health

Information is power, helping people to make the right decisions. At Quest, our data reveals insights which empowers better health.  Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) is also empowering better health by supporting a group of aspiring health journalists. Healthy NewsWorks (HNW) empowers elementary and middle school students in underserved communities to become researchers, writers, critical […]

Catch me if you can: Biochemical testing strategies for the porphyrias

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Case 1: A 25-year-old female patient presents in the emergency room with severe abdominal pain, tachycardia and hypertension. Her medical record reveals that she has presented with the same symptoms several times over the last few years. Abdominal imaging and routine blood work have been normal. Case 2: A 60-year-old man presents with history of […]

An Unexpected Way to Save a Cancer Patient’s Life: Genetic Testing Prior to Drug Prescription

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The existence of adverse reactions to medical drugs has been burned into our collective psyche, from the fine print on every drug bottle, to the long list of side effects muttered quickly at the end of drug commercials. Often, we accept that while taking a drug may help you, there is a small risk it […]

Eight Examples of Humanism in Action During COVID-19 and the Global Racial Reckoning

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The Gold Corporate Council and nonprofit Arnold P. Gold Foundation share examples of the vast work underway to support compassion and inclusion in healthcare. During COVID-19 and the response to systemic racism in the United States, companies have released hundreds of statements and donated millions to nonprofits. But what can be done within and by […]

Joining Forces to Remove Barriers

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Last week the United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) announced a comprehensive expansion program to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and death rates affecting Black and Brown communities throughout the Washington, D.C. area, and Quest Diagnostics was right there with them.  The program will provide equitable access to and distribution of COVID-19 […]

Comprehensive Tick-Borne Illness Testing Leads to Better Patient Outcomes

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Ticks are expanding their habitat across the United States, leading to an increase in the prevalence of tick-borne illness. Since there are multiple types which vary regionally1 and co-infection with similar symptoms can occur, it can be challenging to determine which illness—or combination of illnesses—afflicts the infected person. In addition, patients are often unfamiliar with […]

Modified Two-Tier Testing (MTTT) Can Identify Early Lyme Disease in the First 30 Days

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Tick-borne disease is a growing problem across the country: According to the CDC, each year approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported, but recent estimates show the number of people who may get Lyme disease each year in the United States is closer to 476,000.1 While some patients show symptoms such as fever, rash, […]