Why Fall Colors Include Pink

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October is a time when the leaves begin to change and we are surrounded by the beautiful fall colors. But perhaps the most important color for October is pink.  About 1 in 8 women in the United States (roughly 12%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. According to US breast cancer statistics, 268,600 new […]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Genetic testing is an essential part of care for women with ovarian cancer and their families. 1 in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.1 In 2019, there will be an estimated 22,530 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.1 While ovarian cancer […]

The Future is here for SMA

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Did you know that August is SMA Awareness Month?  Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, is a genetic disease that affects about 1 in 11,000 babies born each year, regardless of sex or ethnicity1. Approximately 1 in 54 Americans is a carrier of a genetic change that may lead to having a child with SMA if […]

Making Sense of ‘Chronic’ Lyme Disease Diagnoses

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For most patients who contract Lyme disease, oral antibiotics will successfully treat the symptoms. However, some patients who get the infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi report lingering symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and joint and muscle aches long after the antibiotics are finished. Sometimes referred to as “chronic” Lyme disease (CLD), the Centers […]

Raising Awareness of Fragile X Syndrome

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Fragile X syndrome, caused by an altered gene on the X chromosome, is inherited and there may be family characteristics that indicate if there is risk of carrying this altered gene.

Diagnosing the Most Vulnerable Patients: Genetic Testing for Critically Ill Newborns

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Quest Diagnostics’ new NewbornDx Advanced Sequencing test provides a targeted approach to testing in a turnaround time meant for the NICU.

Genetic Testing for Cancer Survivors

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It is important for cancer survivors to talk to their healthcare providers about genetic testing on a regular basis.

Opioid Abuse Causing Explosion in Hepatitis C Cases

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A surge in hepatitis C cases, especially in younger populations, is the hidden result of the opioid epidemic.