Web Bolsters Parent Advocacy
Parents have proven to be some of the best health advocates. The exponential expansion of newborn screening in the past few years is a prime example of the huge impact … Continue reading
Screening teens for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
On October 13, 2008 New York Rangers draft pick, Alexei Cherepanov, suffered a fatal heart attack and died during a hockey game. Only 19 years old, Cherepanov is the latest … Continue reading
Genetic Counsellors and Genomics
Where do we belong? Earlier this month the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) hosted an open forum panel discussion entitled “Personalized Medicine: Are we Ready?” The 7 person panel … Continue reading
BReast CAncer: An Unimaginable Decision
Surgery or Surveillance? At the risk of becoming overly focused on celebrities with genetic conditions, I can’t help but comment on Christina Applegate’s interview on Good Morning America last week. … Continue reading
Michael Phelps and Marfan Syndrome?
His body has been described as a “freak of nature” and “transhuman.” The BBC has a comprehensive break-down on why it’s perfect for swimming. But as I watched 23-year-old US … Continue reading
Genetics: Exceptionally Cool?
I hope this science post doesn’t scare off the flood of marketers who were directed here after Seth Godin linked to Sean’s idea last week. Our goal is to make … Continue reading
Tell your genetic counsellor how you really feel
I recently had an opportunity to receive honest and explicit feedback from a patient I encountered in the clinical setting. For confidentiality purposes I won’t discuss the details of the … Continue reading →