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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
January 2nd, 2023

When it comes to genetic testing, it can get complicated in a hurry. Imagine sending in a DNA test hoping to find out what percent German you are and getting back a result that says you have an increased risk for cancer. That news can stop anyone in their tracks.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
December 27th, 2022

Genetic testing continues to increase in popularity thanks in large part to various direct-to-consumer (DTC) services.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
December 21st, 2022

Genetic testing continues to increase in popularity. However, it is not for everyone. Results of genetic testing can often be uninformative and ultimately can cause more stress and anxiety over the possibility of a disease you may never get.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
December 16th, 2022

Genetic testing is a hot topic these days. Send in a sample of your DNA. Wait a few weeks. Then the results will tell you all sorts of information about your heritage, family history, and more.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
October 24th, 2018

Completing a family health history is an easy, fast, and completely free way to discover health insights. What better time than the holidays to connect with family and share this vital information?

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
September 26th, 2018

 The short answer: Not as much as you might think.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
September 6th, 2018

Being curious about who we are, where we came from, and what makes us us is normal. These musings separate us from other animals (after all, Fluffy and Fido don't seem concerned about their heritage). And knowledge is power, isn't it? The short answer: it depends. 

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Genetic Testing

By: PartnerMD
July 20th, 2016

When speaking to a physician about your health, patients tend to focus on their personal current and past conditions. But knowing your family’s medical history and understanding the role it plays in your own health is critical, especially when it comes to prevention.