The History Behind a Good Pair of Genes – Why We Celebrate National DNA Day – April 25

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It was meant to happen once, but the National Human Genome Research Institute commemorates it every year to showcase how genomics has transformed our world.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding Hope

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Diagnostic testing including chromosome analysis may be able to identify which causes of pregnancy loss are likely to recur.

Midwest Illicit Drug Crisis: Identifying Signs of Drug Abuse in a Loved One

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Approaching a loved one with concerns about their drug use is not easy. Doctor ordered appropriate drug testing can help determine the best course of action.

A Guide to Help Physicians Identify Opioid Misuse in the Midwest

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Screening patients for possible opioid misuse depends on the circumstances and it’s not always easy to determine. However, here are a few ways for medical professionals to screen for opioid misuse.

Colon Cancer Awareness and Lynch Syndrome

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Lynch syndrome, also known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), is the most common cause of inherited colon cancer. Find out more.

Norovirus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Laboratory Diagnostics

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Norovirus, an RNA virus, is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis across all age groups in the United States. Molecular tests are the most reliable and rapid way to detect norovirus and to differentiate it from other causes of gastroenteritis. Early use of molecular tests may limit the spread of disease, […]

Identifying Marijuana Use

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Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a plant material obtained from cannabis sativa. It is used as medication or recreational purposes. Although the Cannabis plant contains hundreds of compounds, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC or THC) is psychoactive and produces several pharmacological effects. Hashish is the product created from the resin of marijuana flowers.  Hash oil or cannabis oil is an oleoresin extracted […]

A Dangerous Pattern: High Rates of Drug Combining to be Revealed by Quest Diagnostics at 2018 AAFP Conference

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conference is an annual event that explores family medicine from all angles. This year’s meeting – October 9-13 in New Orleans – will gather over 4,000 physicians from across the country to share best practices and learn from each other. Among the topics to be a major area of […]