Results for "Genetics"

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Understanding the Connection: Genetics and Heart Health
If you take a look at any family, you can probably spot traits that family members share. Maybe they stand out as taller than just about anyone else at...
February 04
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Inherited Epilepsy? It’s Rarer Than You Think
Although it may be hard to believe, until 1956, people with epilepsy weren’t allowed to get married in 17 states in the U.S. due to widespread misunderstandings...
January 24
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‘Getting a Grip’ on Trigger Finger and Dupuytren’s Contracture
Do some of your fingers not have the same range of motion they once did? Maybe they’re beginning to curl inward a bit more. Do you feel resistance when...
December 28
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Why Is My Period So Heavy? 5 Things to Know About von Willebrand Disease
Do you suffer from heavy periods that last for several days? Do you find yourself soaking through pads and tampons every hour or two? Have you missed school,...
March 08
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What to Know if You Are a Mosquito Magnet
Is there anything more satisfying that scratching a bug bite? It’s the same feeling of fleeting relief that comes from supersizing your fries, buying a...
July 18
Podcasts, Bedside Stories
Bedside Stories: The Flashlight Option
Patient Kim Alten’s annual mammogram led to an option to have genetic testing for cancer, which can help determine whether someone – and their family –...
June 15
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Breathe Easier: Treatment Options for Asthmatics
While more than 26 million Americans have asthma, each person’s asthma is different and can vary over a lifetime. This means each treatment plan should...
June 11
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Thanks, Mom, for the Bunions
Did you inherit your mom’s smile or your dad’s long legs? While there are some pleasant genetic traits and characteristics you may inherit from your parents,...
May 25
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Genetic Tests: Choose What Is Best For You
You’ve probably seen ads for them online or on television—those genetic tests that promise to help you figure out if you’re related to someone famous and...
June 19