From your mother you got those sparkly blue eyes and your father took credit for your thick curly hair. But has anyone taken credit for your genetics that could lead to an life-threatening irregular cardiac rhythm. It only takes one mistake. Awareness of genetics in cancer, such the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which predisposes women … Continue reading Are Mutants Lurking in Your Genes?
As genetics has become more and more significant in healthcare, the media coverage has certainly increased. And now, genes, genetic testing, and the personal stories deeply entwined with the process have become story lines for major motion pictures. I was given an opportunity to attend one of the first showings of Decoding Annie Parker on April … Continue reading How Decoding Annie Parker Changed Breast Cancer Treatment Forever
Can you imagine rushing into a burning house to save a family inside? Can you imagine the chaos, the stress, the pressure you would feel? Now imagine doing those things after recovering from a heart attack or other cardiovascular event. That’s what happened to Brian Stokes, a Chicago firefighter and the subject of our new … Continue reading Return to Work Lab: A Firefighter’s Story