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AHSC Blog: Children and Family Health

Doctor examining throat of patient in clinic
Tags: men's health, head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, HPV, STD, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, tobacco, vacccine, oral hygiene

Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (... read more

Girl connected with cables for EEG for epilepsy testing
Tags: epilepsy, children, human genome, genetic mutations, DNA, SCN8A, seizures, traumatic brain injury, infection, turmors, quality of life

Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological disorder in adults, and the most common neurological condition in children. About 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.People with epilepsy have... read more

Pregnant woman with a glass of red wine
Tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol exposure, pregnancy, maternal nutrition, maternal age, poverty, precision medicine, genetics, environment

Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique... read more