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    Welcome to the NSGC Blog!

    The NSGC Blog provides consumers easy-to-understand information about ongoing hot topics in genetic testing, including prenatal testing, breast cancer genetic testing, personalized medicine, mental health and more. Industry leaders provide insight on how genetic counselors can empower patients to make informed health decisions for themselves and their family. 

    To connect with a genetic counselor in your area, visit our Find a Genetic Counselor Tool.

    If you are a reporter interested in speaking with an NSGC spokesperson, contact Jennie Szink at 312-558-1770 or jszink@pcipr.com


    Understanding Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and the Role of Certified Genetic Counselors
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Georgia Hurst | Released: July 13, 2016, 10:38 am

    After my brother was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, I spoke with my doctor and he referred me to a certified genetic counselor. I immediately met with a genetic counselor and a geneticist and they took the time to explain the Lynch syndrome diagnosis.

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    Mental Health Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Chris Colon, MS, LCGC | Released: June 29, 2016, 7:41 am

    For women with mental illness, pregnancy and breastfeeding can be difficult because of feelings of guilt, shame, fear or stress about the medication that they may be using, and its potential effects on the baby.

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    Dear Jeanie: Can a Genetic Test Determine the Best Medications for My Son?
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Dear Jeanie | Released: June 14, 2016, 9:36 am

    Four years ago this seemed like a typical teenager problem that would go away, and now we are beginning to fear it will ruin his whole life. We want to try changing his medication but last time we did that it was a disaster, and he ended up in the hospital for a week. A friend showed me an advertis

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing and Cancer
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC | Released: June 3, 2016, 6:51 am

    Genetic testing for cancer has gotten a lot of media attention over the past few years, in part thanks to celebrities like Angelina Jolie and the Kardashians, who have publicly shared their experiences. If hearing about the genetic testing process has gotten you interested in the topic, it’s import

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    ¿Qué esperar durante tu visita de consejería en genética?
    Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Ana Morales | Released: May 19, 2016, 10:05 am

    Si has recibido un referido para consejería en genética, es posible que te preguntes por qué. Es natural que no hayas oído hablar de la consejería en genética o que no sepas lo que es. Los consejeros en genét

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