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Culinary Genomics: Conversing with Your Genes

Roberta L. Kline, MD FACOG and Joe R. Veltmann, FAAIM DCCN - in Cancer, Diabetes, Genomics, Mental Health, News & Insights

Here is a little-known fun fact:  the food we consume at each meal “talks” with our genes. Yes, as improbable as it seems—a vibrant “conversation” occurs every time you eat or drink.  While it has been known for centuries that food can be healing…

How Precision Health is Helping Aetna Employees Prevent Chronic Disease

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Genomics

With a workforce of more than 50,000 active employees, Aetna, like the bulk of its employer customers, is committed to well-being and prevention programs that will help its employees reduce their risks of developing costly, preventable chronic diseases. As…

A New Test to Reduce Your Company’s Prescription Drug Costs

By PM Solutions - in Genomics

What Is Pharmacogenomic Testing? Simply put, PGx can determine how each individual metabolizes nearly 95 percent of the most commonly prescribed oral medication, avoiding costly trial and error prescribing and minimizing the risk of costly and life-threatening…

How Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Wellness

Joe R. Veltmann PhD, FAAIM, DCCN and Roberta L. Kline MD, FACOG - in Genomics

You may have noticed the terms personalized medicine, individualized or personalized dietary plans, nutrigenomics, and precision medicine cropping up in the news, at professional conferences, or even among conversations with family and coworkers. All these…

Offering Cancer Genomic Profiling as an Employee Benefit

Dr. Phil Smalley MD FRCPC - in Genomics

Introduction Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. Most employees either know someone who has had cancer or they have had cancer themselves. We all have a 40 percent chance of developing cancer in our lifetime, and cancer causes more than 22 percent…

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Genetic Testing as an Employee Benefit: Accuracy and Predictability

By Dr. Phil Smalley MD FRCPC – November 6, 2017 - in Genomics

Summary Genetic testing is accurate in accredited labs False positive and false negative results can still occur Predictability of a genetic mutation or variant varies significantly depending on the disease and other factors The same genetic mutation can lead…

scientist holding tube and working with laptop in genetics lab / engineer genetic working in laboratory

Top 3 Reasons Employers are Offering Genetic Testing as an Employee Health Benefit

By Parul Somani, Head of Enterprise & Clinical Marketing at Color - in Genomics

Amid rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that less than 3 percent of those costs are spent on prevention. With scientific advancements and the plummeting cost of genetic sequencing, however, genetic information now has the potential…

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Offering Genetic Testing to Your Employees: The Pros and Cons

By Dr. Phil Smalley MD FRCPC - in Genomics

Introduction This month’s column is an important five minute read if you are starting to consider adding genetic testing products into your employee benefits or insurance products. You need to be able to explain the benefits of genetic testing and show how…

Q&A With Ted White, BH Genetic Solutions

Q & A: An Interview With Ted White, Chairman of BH Genetic Solutions

Rob Shestack - in Genomics

We are here today speaking with Ted White, Jr., the Chairman of BH Genetic Solutions, an industry leader specializing in PGx and healthcare technology solutions. BH Genetic Solutions, in partnership with Aeon Global Health, are Diamond sponsors of our…