Unraveling the Genetic Puzzle of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease affects millions of people worldwide. While it is far from the only factor, your DNA can impact the risk of your kidneys malfunctioning. Understanding the power of genetics and genetic testing can revolutionize how doctors diagnose, manage, and even prevent many serious diseases. In this blog, we'll explore the role of genetics in kidney disease and related conditions and discuss the incredible value of genetic testing in improving [...]

4 Areas Where Genetics Matters Most in Primary Care

At SequenceMD, we’re passionate about integrating genetics into primary care. Genetic testing and evaluation were once cost-prohibitive and rarely covered by insurance. Today, costs have dropped, and insurance coverage is increasing. At the same time, scientific research and development has vastly enhanced our ability to improve patient outcomes by incorporating genetics into primary care. Below are four areas where genetics can make a real difference for patients across their lifespan. [...]

Understanding Cardiovascular Disease Through Genetics

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death around the world. In the US, 1 of every 4 deaths is attributable to cardiovascular disease, and sudden cardiac arrest is the biggest cause of natural death.  While lifestyle, environment and behavior can influence the development of cardiovascular disease, genetics also plays a role. From birth through adulthood, your genes impact every aspect of how the heart forms and functions. A [...]

Learn 10 Common Neurological Symptoms of Genetic Disorders

Many patients come to our adult genetics practice experiencing complex or unusual neurological signs and symptoms. These patients may have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition, neuropathy, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy or other disease, but something about it is abnormal. The symptoms may have progressed earlier or faster than expected, be resistant to standard treatment, or have occurred without the typical risk factors. In other cases, the patient has seemingly unrelated [...]

Discover the Role Genetics Plays for Cancer Patients and Families

Cancer is a formidable adversary, affecting millions worldwide and causing profound physical, emotional and financial challenges. Understanding the genetic causes and foundations of cancer can empower individuals and families to make informed, proactive healthcare decisions. It can also open doors to personalized treatment options. In this blog post, we delve into how genetic testing and counseling can benefit cancer patients and families with a history of cancer.  Genetic Testing: A [...]

Find Out If Genetic Counseling Could Help You

What is Genetic Counseling? Genetic counseling involves helping individuals and families to understand the implications of genetics on their health and family life. Genetic counselors work with patients to learn about their medical and family history (including looking for common red flags) and assess their risk for a genetic condition. From there, the counselor will help the patient decide whether to seek genetic testing. As specialized healthcare professionals, genetic counselors [...]

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