Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 5

This is the fifth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical...
Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 2

Last Updated: January 8, 2019 In Part 1 of this series on hereditary thyroid cancer, we discussed red flags that increase the likelihood of a hereditary predisposition to thyroid cancer.  In this post, we outline four hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk...
Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 1

Hereditary Thyroid Cancer: Part 1

Source: Wikipedia Last Updated: January 8, 2019 The endocrine system is the bodily system that regulates our metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep,  mood, and more.  Glands that produce hormones and regulate these functions...
Advice for Applying to Genetic Counseling Programs

Advice for Applying to Genetic Counseling Programs

The field of genetic counseling is expanding rapidly; the number of Certified Genetic Counselors has increased 88% since 2006 (NSGC). Nine out of ten genetic counselors report being satisfied with their jobs (NSGC). The field offers countless different directions in...