Posts tagged heart disease
How Genetics Plays a Role in Your Heart Health

September 29th is World Heart Day. Created by the World Heart Federation, it’s a day that aims to raise global awareness around Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and strokes. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for nearly half of all noncommunicable diseases deaths making it the world’s number one killer. Therefore, World Heart Day is an opportunity for us to consider not just our current heart health but what role genetics may play in predicting if we have any propensity for heart disease or stroke in the future.

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Genetics and sports medicine: this cardio-genetic test may save your life.

Sudden Unexpected Death (SUD) is characterized by just that: an otherwise healthy individual suddenly dies, due to an undiagnosed or often undiscovered medical issue. In the United States, more than 400,000 people die each year of SUD. 

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Your Own DNA Analysis: Questions to Ask Your Parents on National Parents' Day

National Parents' Day is July 28th and was established in 1994. As a genetics company, when we think of the role of a parent, we immediately think about what genetics (the good, the bad and everything in between) that you’ve inherited from your biological family. Imagine yourself as a “Family Health Historian” and you’re about to go on a life-changing exposition! We’ve created the attached you can use as a guide to a conversation or you can even email this document to whomever you’d like in your family so they can fill it out.

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