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Aortic system and flu shot graphic
Tags: aortic aneurysm, aneurysms, aorta, flu, flu shot, vaccination, heart health, genetics

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Health experts say it is never too late to get a flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. Not only does getting a flu shot significantly decrease your chance of getting... read more

female eye
Tags: age-related macular degeneration, vision loss, retina, clinical trials, pigmentation, levodopa, i-dopa, Parkinson's disease, McKay Lab, wet AMD, dry AMD, carbidopa-levodopa

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in individuals over age 55 in developed nations and more than 10 million people in the United States have AMD, according to the Foundation Fighting... read more

Doctor talking with patient
Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, precision health, precision medicine, telemedicine, graduate program in genetic counseling

Precision medicine quickly is becoming a central piece of modern healthcare, and a standard tool in the providers’ toolbox. As physicians begin to order an increasing number of genetic tests, a question remains: who can... read more