Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (the last part of the large intestine). Currently, it is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death.1 Fortunately, CRC is one of the most preventable cancers.1 Healthcare providers use screening […]

Cervical Cancer Screening

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The Pap test is used to identify women that might be at risk of cervical cancer (cervical cancer screening). The test has saved many lives because this type of cancer can be treated effectively if found early. A virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cervical cancers. Knowing this, healthcare providers often use an […]

5 Ways Genetic Counselors are evolving during COVID-19

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We are all trying to get used to this new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing we can all agree on­—going forward, the healthcare industry will work differently. Although not typically on the “front lines” of critical care, the field of medical genetics still has patients with many important needs that must be met. […]

World Encephalitis Day

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World Encephalitis Day is February 22, and it can’t come too soon. Most of the general US population—78%—is unaware of encephalitis, including common symptoms, diagnostic protocols, and treatment options for this devastating disease.1,2 Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. The patient presentation may include flu-like illness or headache, drowsiness, uncharacteristic behavior, inability to speak […]

HDL Function Testing provides Unique Insight into Cardiovascular Disease, Finds New Study

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Identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease can help individuals take measures that lower their odds of an adverse event, such as a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke, in the future. Conventional laboratory tests for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease evaluate blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides. […]

Know More About Yourself by Knowing Your Family Health History

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Most people understand the health benefits of a good diet and exercise.  Likewise, lifestyle, stress level, alcohol, and tobacco use, as well as exposure to environmental toxins can negatively impact health.   What is often overlooked, however, is the importance of knowing your family’s health history.  This history can provide insight into medical conditions that you […]

That Warm, Tingling Feeling at Your Next Holiday Meal May Not Be the Joy of the Season: Are Allergies to Blame? 

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From traditional family recipes and holiday parties, to special cookies, the holiday season is synonymous with food. While enjoying special meals and treats can make us feel good, for some, certain foods can trigger feelings of physical discomfort, illness or worse. If consuming certain foods is causing an unexpected physical reaction, it is important to […]

Ten days, Two Accolades: Quest Honored for Promoting Gender Equality

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We’re making strides towards gender equality at Quest in the boardroom and management; and others are taking notice Quest was recently recognized by the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) on October 29, at the A Seat at the Table Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast. Quest was honored for making the EWNJ Honor Roll, a […]

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