Results for "Genetics"

Better Me
Are Your Stomach Symptoms a Sign of Celiac Disease?
You can’t seem to go more than a few days without dealing with diarrhea. And maybe you’re also facing abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and joint...
Apr 27
Better Me
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,...
Mar 08
Teach Me
Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Get the Facts About Diagnosis and Treatment
The term “breast cancer” makes it sound as if all cancers that strike the breast are the same. But that’s an oversimplification. The truth is, there are...
Feb 27
Teach Me
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...
Jul 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 –...
Jun 15
Better Me
Breathe Easier: Treatment Options for Asthmatics
While more than 25 million Americans have asthma, each person’s asthma is different and can vary over a lifetime. This means each treatment plan should...
Jun 11
Teach Me
Hip Dysplasia: Are You at Risk?
Could you have hip dysplasia and not even know it? “Hip dysplasia is often diagnosed at infancy, but it’s possible for you to reach skeletal maturity without...
Jun 07
Teach Me
Cushing’s Syndrome: What You Need to Know
If you’ve never heard of Cushing’s Syndrome, you’re not alone. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases estimates this rare...
Jun 06
Better Me
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
Teach Me
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...
Jun 19