The issue of whether or not to get genetic testing is a question we all ask ourselves at some point. This so-called issue could be easily resolved if we did … Continue Reading If You’re Not Sure, Who Can Tell You If You Should Take A Genetic Test?
I’ve mentioned before that customization is currently present is many facets of our lives : phone, house, clothing, and the like. Almost everything is personalized, almost to the T, except … Continue Reading The Present Face of Personalized Medicine
Recently, the Annuals of Internal Medicine published a new paper about the results of the four-year MedSeq Project, the first-ever randomized trial conducted to examine the impact of whole genome sequencing in … Continue Reading You’re Perfectly Healthy and You Take a Genetic Test. What Happens Then?
In the previous blog post, I spoke about certain obstacles that pharmacogenetics testing will have to face in its implementation. Today, lets talk about what pharmacogenetics has accomplished currently in … Continue Reading The Gains and Losses of Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Part Three : Successes
In the previous blog post, I spoke about misconceptions that many believe in when first looking into pharmacogenetics. Today, lets talk about how the implementation of pharmacogenetic testing may actually … Continue Reading The Gains and Losses of Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Part Two : Obstacles
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
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
“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?