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 […]

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.

Too good to be true? New study suggests that “good cholesterol” may not always be helpful in reducing cardiovascular risk

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A new study suggests that a novel lab test that analyzes specific HDL proteins may better predict risk of — and death by — coronary heart disease in some patients. 

As Tick-Borne Diseases Soar, Prevention is Key

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Incidence of tick-borne disease has risen rapidly and prevention is the key to slow the number from climbing.