Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for the Treatment of Chronic Pain


A summary discussion of CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults and Children


Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious health concern, and approximately one-third of the global population has been infected with its causal pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb).



Did you know that 50% of patients are taking medications which do not work well for them or cause unwanted side effects? There are many reasons for differences in the way drugs work for different people, including a person’s height and weight, the presence of other health problems and individual genetic make-up.  Additionally, interactions with […]

Spina Bifida Awareness Month: From Screening to Surgery


In 1972, a researcher in the United Kingdom, David Brock, noticed that women who give birth to babies with an open neural tube defect (ONTD) or spina bifida had a significantly elevated alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels in their amniotic fluid.  At the time, the United Kingdom had one of the highest birth rates of ONTDs […]

The Evolution of On-Demand Content Management Solutions – Part Two of Three


Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are scheduled to occur in the coming years, including implementation of electronic medical records.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Do You Know if Your Genetics Put You at Risk?

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People now have a new option to determine if not they are carriers of abnormal hemoglobin genes, including those for sickle cell disease,

LDL Subfractionation Testing Can Help Identify Patients at Risk for Heart Disease Who May Benefit from Drug Therapy and Other Interventions

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Improving CVD risk assessment can lead to improved treatment by more appropriately matching the type of therapy to the patient’s risk.

Learning About Your Genetics and Planning for the Future


Prospective parents can use genetic testing to make reproductive decisions that align with family goals and personal beliefs.