Tag: BRCA genes

Roundup: Kids Overdosing on Opioids; At-Home Genetic...

Opioid-Related Hospitalizations of Children More Than Doubles As the opioid crisis continues to sweep the nation, children are also falling...

March 9, 2018

Gene Therapy: New Cancer-Fighting Era Gets FDA...

Gene therapy – a quickly evolving new frontier in the fight against cancer –  has advanced another crucial step with...

October 24, 2017

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Genetic...

If you carried a genetic mutation that increased your risk of developing breast cancer, would you want to know? Increasing...

November 2, 2016

Genetic Testing for Cancer: Facts and Benefits

About 12 times a week, Jessica Ordonez, a certified genetic counselor with Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida,...

January 6, 2016

Cancer Genes and BRCA Testing – What...

Many of you may have heard about the BRCA gene more than ever lately. Angelina Jolie  and all the media...

July 30, 2013

Tips for Accurate Mammograms

Several weeks have passed since Angelina Jolie’s eye-opening op-ed article in the New York Times about her double mastectomy and...

June 19, 2013

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Roundup: Failing Eyesight Condition Linked to...

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American Heart Association’s Essential 8 Steps...

One in three Americans are literally losing years off their lives every night by not getting enough sleep. Are you one of them? For years, the American...

Baptist Health Experts Offer Tips for...

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‘I’ve Recovered So Quickly’ — She...

For too long, Gloria Nissinoff, 78, was unable resume an active life, whether it was working out at the gym, going for a walk, dancing...

Why Antibiotics Aren’t Always Appropriate and...

This week marks Antibiotics Awareness Week, an annual observance instituted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness of the...

Are We In for a ‘Tridemic’...

According to public health experts, three respiratory viruses – COVID, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — are all expected to surge this fall and...

Roundup: Death Rate from Heart Disease...

COVID Pandemic Reversed Decade of Progress in Lowering Heart-Disease Death Rate in U.S., Says CDC Preliminary Data Before 2020, death rates from heart disease had...

Update on Acne

Acne, also commonly known as pimples or zits, takes many forms and usually plagues teens and young adults — but can also affect people of...

Smokeout 2022: Concerning Trends Spur Vital...

About 34 million American adults still smoke cigarettes – while at least 2.5 million teenagers and an estimated 6 million young adults use smokeless tobacco...

Triumphing Over Diabetes: With Awareness and...

Leo Haviv was preparing for heart surgery when he learned he has type 2 diabetes. He recalls arguing with the medical staff — he never...