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"Heart Age" As a Way of Understanding Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

September 3, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that most U.S. adults have a heart age older than their actual age, placing them at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

ASCO Policy Statement Update on Genetic Testing

September 3, 2015

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its recommendations on when genetic tests for cancer susceptibility should be ordered and how to interpret them in light of new and emerging technologies in cancer genetics.

Data Indicate Long Work Hours May Raise Risk of Stroke

August 30, 2015

Researchers analyzed data from over 600,000 people and found that those who worked 55 or more hours per week had a 33% higher risk of stroke compared with those who worked 35-40 hours a week.

New Company Aims to Create Hub for Genetic Services

August 28, 2015

A new company, Helix, recently launched with the goal of becoming a hub for genetic services that could prompt people to start looking at how genetic information could transform their day-to-day life.

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