What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

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What I Wish I’d Asked My Mother

In 6th grade as I was walking back from gym class, my guidance counselor was standing in the hallway calling my name. She took me back to her office and explained that my mom had been diagnosed with cancer and needed to have an operation. My mom had surgery and a big scar across her…

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Newborn Screenings May Lead to Early Detection and Treatment

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month! Get educated by learning of a few of the disorders included in newborn screening and how they can be treated. In the United States, when a baby is born he/she is screened for an array of conditions that, if known about, could dramatically improve or save the baby’s life.…

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Discussion: Precision Medicine Initiative

In the words of the National Institute of Health, precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle. In simpler terms, precision medicine means using a tailored treatment approach for each person based on their actual disease, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. The aim of President…

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