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The Health Dose: Women's Health

Tags: maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, pregnancy, childbirth, maternal & child health, family metal health

Around the world, as many as 2 in 10 new mothers experiences some type of perinatal mental health issues. Having a child is viewed as being a happy time in a woman's life however for many it can be a dark, terrifying and... read more

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more

Pregnant woman and doctor holding a DNA model
Tags: prenatal testing, noninvasive prenatal testing, pregnancy, genetics, genomic testing, prenatal genetic testing, maternal DNA, Down syndrome, aneuploidies, liquid biopsies, fetus

During the past six years, advances in genetic technology completely have changed the way women and their health-care providers approach genetic testing during pregnancy. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), one of the newest... read more