Diabetes results in severe, long-term complications such as stroke, heart attack, as well as damage to the eye, kidney, and nerves. Due to this, the cost of caring for people with diabetes now accounts for roughly one out of every 3 dollars.
Genomic medicine opens the world of genetic data for providing an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. The rise in genetic data also comes with a few problems, including data access, security, and privacy.
The discovery of Genomic and Genetic testing has changed the way medication and supplements were prescribed for healthy lifestyle. Almost all human chronic diseases occur because of pollution, unbalanced diets, and emotional/mental trauma.
The food we consume during the meal talks with our genes and a vibrant conversation occurs each time we eat or drink. It is an ancient fact that food acts as a healing medicine, researchers found that food-gene conversation is called nutritional genomics.
Aetna is committed to well-being and prevention programs that will help its employees reduce chances for chronic diseases. Efforts including the ways to reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome which impact the metabolic syndrome.
Pharmacogenomic testing can determine how each individual metabolizes nearly 95% of commonly prescribed oral medicines. It eliminates the cost on trial and error prescribing and minimizing the risk of costly life-threatening drug reactions.
Genomics is the recent term used as personalized medicine, nutrigenomics, dietary plans, and precision medicine. It helps in making a healthcare plan which is bringing a healthcare transition and has a approach like one-size-fits-all model.
Everyone is affected by cancer in some way, either they know someone or they themselves are the victim of cancer. All humans are exposed to 40 percent chances of developing cancer in their lifetime and 22 percent of all deaths are caused by cancer.
You get the genetics tested through your employee benefits program with the hope that this will improve your health. The obvious question comes to the mind is whether there is a mutation or variant or how accurate is the genetic testing.
With a rise in the cost of healthcare, we solely rely on medicine and medical treatment, forget to spend on their prevention. With scientific advancements and a high cost of genetic sequencing, genetic information can drive prevention and early detection.
This month's column is all about consider adding genetic testing products into employee benefits or insurance products. You need to be able to explain the benefits of genetic testing and show how the risks can be mitigated.
Interview with Ted White, Jr., the Chairman of BH Genetic Solutions, an industry leader specializing in PGx and healthcare technology solutions. BH Genetic Solutions is Diamond sponsors of our 9th Annual Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress.
3D mammogram, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) provides more information about your breast than a 2D mammogram. Instead of a single flat image, 3D mammography produces multiple thin overlapping slices to detailed analysis.
Corporate Wellness Magazine is pleased to introduce a new regular column to our magazine that we know you will find interesting. Experts and professionals from Wamberg Genomic Advisors (WGA) will publish monthly articles to help you better.
There are various screening vendors proposing testing for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test. Quizzify, which specializes in employee health literacy helps in making the decision on whether to screen employees using the test.
June is Men's health month when we focus on prevention, detection, and treatment of disease in men and boys. It is tempting for me to use this platform to talk about heart disease, instead, I decided to connect my cardiology roots with clinical documentation improvement.
It is difficult to manage the stress of a life-threatening disease at a place where you spend most of your waking hours. Supporting employees diagnosed with cancer involves much more than treating a disease.
Health nonprofits do more than invest research money for cures and that's discovered from research include why diseases occur. From research comes learning, and from learning comes educational opportunities to help those impacted.
Employers who care about their employees should consider on these two risk calculators like ACC/AHA and the Framingham. Recently researchers find out that both calculators overestimate the risk significantly and it lowers the risk cohort.
We are surrounded by products and services that help us get the things we need and want faster, easier, and cheaper than earlier. Telemedicine for employers has been available for several years and is becoming more popular than ever.
When we talk about healthcare then preventive measure are just as important as the curative ones, said by CEO Richard Kimball. Telemedicine and remote monitoring are ways in which technology has enabled us to help keep people's health conditions stable.