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Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

on June 18, 2019

Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

on May 29, 2019

Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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Harnessing Genetics to Improve Patients’ Lives

on January 19, 2018

As a family nurse practitioner for 25 years, I’ve seen one thing happen far too often: patients with mental health issues get prescribed a continuously rotating array of medications and don’t improve.

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New Research on ADHD Suggests Clearer Genetic Link

on September 08, 2017

The practice of medicine is amazing, insightful and powerful—when it’s accurate. When it relies on falsehoods or incorrect interpretations, it leads patients and their families down rabbit holes. For example, years ago, one false medical "theory," now debunked, suggested that so-called “refrigerator moms” who were distant or lacked warmth caused their children to develop autism or schizophrenia. We now know this to be patently untrue.

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Dealing with depression

on August 25, 2017

What do you have to be depressed about?

It’s a frustrating question for people experiencing depression. It’s also a question that John McDaniel asked himself at one time.

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