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David A. Bull, MD
Not only does getting a flu shot significantly decrease your chance of getting the flu, but it protects others around you from infection as well.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
As physicians begin to order an increasing number of genetic tests, a question remains: who can help patients, and sometimes providers, interpret genetic information?
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), one of the newest additions in genomic testing, is a simple blood test that can tell a lot about a baby’s likelihood of having certain genetic conditions.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Do I really want to know? This is one of the most important questions people ask themselves before genetic testing. And this conundrum is more relevant for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Most commonly, asthma manifests itself as having difficulty breathing, accompanied by any number of other symptoms, including, chest pain or tightness, anxiety, fast heart rate, cough, throat irritation and/or wheezing.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Almost every medication we take comes with some side effects. Thankfully, most of these risks are small and the side effects for common medications are mild.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique characteristics.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
The field of precision medicine has been gaining steam over the past two years.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men. However, the chance that someone will get prostate cancer depends on a lot of different factors.
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