Faces of Genetic Counseling:  Fatima Amir

Faces of Genetic Counseling: Fatima Amir

Fatima Amir, MS, LCGC In the blog series, "Faces of Genetic Counseling," we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. We had the opportunity to speak with Fatima Amir, MS, LCGC, a...

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A Friday Night Email From Your Genetic Counselor

A Friday Night Email From Your Genetic Counselor

Updated June 14, 2019 by Ellen Matloff When I originally published this article, I disclosed how much of an imprint this case left on me. Now, as we approach the 7-year anniversary of finally discovering the genetic mutation that plagued Nate's family, I decided to...

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Faces of Genetic Counseling:  Fatima Amir

My Gene Counsel Launches Faces of Genetic Counseling Series

Dear Colleagues, I left that National Society of Genetic Counselors national meeting last Fall with one central thought about the future of Genetic Counseling:  We must diversify. For many years the majority of genetic counselors have been young, white...

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Are You Living with an Undiagnosed Disease?

Are You Living with an Undiagnosed Disease?

Are you or a loved one living with an undiagnosed disease? You’re not alone: thousands of Americans—maybe more—go undiagnosed every year, and millions are living with rare diseases. It can take up to 5 years for someone living with a rare disease to get diagnosed, and...

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Cancer Previvors, Survivors and Libido

Cancer Previvors, Survivors and Libido

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are focusing on sexuality in cancer survivors and previvors. Did you know that there are specialists in this area who can help you (and your partner) to get back in the groove if your libido is low? Here are some tips on regaining...

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Hereditary Thyroid Cancer

Hereditary Thyroid Cancer

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 include: Pineal glandPituitary glandThyroidThymusAdrenal...

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