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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.
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Dear Jeanie: What Should I Know About the Gene MTHFR?
Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Dear Jeanie | Released: April 12, 2016, 12:30 pm
Editor’s note: The “Dear Jeanie” blog series uses fictional patient questions written by an NSGC expert based on her experiences as a genetic counselor. This series in no way represents a real patient or single genetic counseling session.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: It’s Not My Fault
Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Rina Varley | Released: March 31, 2016, 7:21 am
I have a mental illness. I live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I’ve been in and out of therapy for almost half my life. I was 47 years old when I was properly diagnosed with the disorder
Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases
Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Erica Ramos, MS, CGC | Released: February 29, 2016, 8:34 am
Today, February 29, the “rarest” day of the year, is Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day was introduced in 2008 to raise awareness among the public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their effect on patients, their families and our society.
Is Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Right for You?
Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Susan Estabrooks Hahn, MS, CGC | Released: February 24, 2016, 9:10 am
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests – kits you buy in a drug store or online and involve mailing a saliva sample – have been around for about 10 years, and they are getting more and more attention.
Am I at Risk for Heart Disease?
Blog: NSGC Blog | Posted By: Amy Sturm MS, CGC, LGC | Released: February 2, 2016, 11:11 am
February is American Heart Month, so it’s a great time to take heredity to heart and learn why genetics is important in heart disease. Cardiovascular genetic counselors specialize in providing risk assessment
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