Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Diseases and Genetic Testing

Recent advances in genetic testing, specifically genome-wide association studies (GWAS), are helping medical researchers to develop better strategies to detect, treat, and prevent autoimmune diseases.
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What is a Wound Panel and Why Do I Need it?

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In the United States, a 2018 analysis of Medicare beneficiaries found that some 8.2 million people had wounds with treatment for acute and c...
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The Role of Genetic Testing and Kidney Disease

Genetic Disease
Even though kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the United States, approximately 90 percent of the estimated 37 million American...
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Reliable PCR Testing Demand Rises as Common but Dangerous RSV Surges

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RSV, the common but surprisingly dangerous respiratory virus, is surging across the country, threatening vulnerable populations that include...
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Traditional Culture Tests vs. PCR Tests

PCR Testing
Traditional culture tests have been around since the birth of microbiology in the 19th century, but innovations in molecular methods such as...
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The 5 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in America

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Five of the most prescribed drugs in America all treat different medical conditions but they have one thing in common – they are used by mil...
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Medicare: By the Numbers

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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older as well as certain younger people with disabilities, was the s...
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Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Testing and Cancer Care

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Pharmacogenomics testing (PGx) promises to open a new chapter in medicine by matching drugs to DNA with the stakes especially high when it c...
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The Rise of Concierge Medicine in America

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Concierge medicine is on the rise in the United States with more Americans, especially those with deep pockets, willing to pay extra for dir...
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New Technology in Long Term Care

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Digital transformation in long term care (LTC) has moved from a buzz word to an industry imperative as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated...
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