To those who know a little about the PGx test know the potential effect that such a test could have in the world of psychology. This type of genetic testing … Continue Reading The Gains and Losses of Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Part One : Misconceptions
The world of genetic testing is quickly expanding and we, the patients, need to know where it leads to. With the human genome mapped not too long ago, how far … Continue Reading The In-and-Outs of Genetic Testing
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics are often used interchangeably, but is that the right thing to do?
Thinking about the future, in relation to our parents, can be nerve-wracking. Read more to find out how Pharmacogenetics can alleviate the stress of finding the best possible care for … Continue Reading How Pharmacogenetics Can Help Your Parents During Their Second Childhood
With recent developments of “direct to consumer” genetic tests, many problems arise. My last blog post revealed “both sides of the coin of genetic testing”. This is a continuation of … Continue Reading Should You Take A Genetic Test?
As with anything in life, it is important to know all sides of an argument so let’s compare some of the benefits and risks of genetic testing. Although, many understand … Continue Reading Both Sides of the Coin of Genetic Testing
Although Genetic Testing has the chance to improve your life the better, it might not always turn out that way. “Genetics mapping has the potential to offer employees custom wellness … Continue Reading Genetic Testing – What does it mean for your healthcare costs as a employee?
With May coming to a close, lets talk about mental health. 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. How can pharmacogenomics help?
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“Until recently, drugs have been developed with the idea that each drug works pretty much the same in everybody. But genomic research has changed this approach and opened the door … Continue Reading Changing the “One Size Fits All” Approach to Medicine
“Doctors are starting to use pharmacogenomic information to prescribe drugs, but such tests are routine for only a few health problems.” But, with the help of various other facets in … Continue Reading The Present and Pharmacogenetics
Treatments are not one-size fits all which begs the question : how do we know which treatment is the right one? Cancer experiments in London, England may have found the … Continue Reading New Blood Test in Europe helps target correct Treatment Plan
“Studies show that 38% of Americans do not metabolize antidepressants properly and 50% of Americans are poor metabolizers of arthritis medications.” You personalize your phone, so why not personalize your … Continue Reading Is the Medicine You’re Taking Right for You?
You can’t ask for a much more encouraging sentence than that in the face of a devastating cancer diagnosis. New medical technology is allowing more and more women to do … Continue Reading “We found it as early as you can possibly find breast cancer.”
America’s opioid epidemic is a long-known about. But as medicine has changed, so too, have the approaches to solving the crisis. A new article from Becker’s Hospital Review lays out … Continue Reading Pharmacogenomics: Key to Solving America’s Opioid Epidemic
A new law could be on the books in Canada that aims to create broad protections relating to an person’s right to access their genetic information. The new law would … Continue Reading Genetic Testing and Your Rights: Can The Law Keep Up?