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A Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Test Is a Once in a Life Time Taken Test That May Enhance or Save Your Life

What is Pharmacogenomics (PGx)? Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a patient's genetic makeup contributes to a positive therapeutic result and / or adverse reactions to prescribed medicines. Using pharmacogenomics, doctors can customize treatment plans that minimize adverse side effects or hazards. Pharmacogenomics provides knowledge that helps doctors prescribe a drug regimen with a greater…

American Health Care Trends: Old, Fat and Lazy

The recent AMA Executive Summary "Health in the United States: Health Care Trends" contains both a little hope and a lot of gloom. Population Trends By 2050 the segment of the population over 65 will double from today to 83.7 million. This means that the prevalence of chronic illness will rise dramatically. Since 1990, smoking…

What Your Doctor Knows About Varicose Vein Surgery Cost – And You Should, Too

If you know someone who deals with frequent doctor's, you're probably taken back by the number of medical procedures you've never heard of before. Particular medical procedures you might not be familiar with are those that pertain to varicose veins, and while that's not necessary news, what you might want a little light shown on…

A Healthy Dose of Medicine for the Soul

A large segment of the human population takes things way too seriously for their own good. The strange anomaly is that most people laugh at the wrong thing and fail to laugh at the right thing. This serious incongruity has robbed people of a healthy attitude towards life in general. Those who take life too…

The Present and Future of Radiotherapy

The radiotherapy market is growing due to several factors, such as an increase in the number of new cancer cases and technological advancement in the hardware and software used in radiotherapy. The current international markets are underexipped to address new cases of cancer. In low- and middle-income countries, only 10% of the population has access…

Aging Does Not Have to Mean Decreased Quality of Life Thanks to Holistic Medicine

One unavoidable facet of the human condition is the progress of time and the correlating health changes that go along with the passage of time. Those who are aging typically face conditions that weakened the body and reduce the quality of life as the years add up. There are various holistic approaches that can help…

Bringing Scientific Rigor to Medical Research Using Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology applied to medical research can improve trust in science by creating an unchangeable, time stamped record of the research findings. Blockchain technology, invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, ensures that transactions entered into a ledger can not be changed with time. As applied to the cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC), the result is a monetary…

Glomerulonephritis: How to Diagnose and Prevent It at Various Levels

Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the glomeruli in the kidney. The glomeruli is constellation of small blood vessels in the kidney that act as a filter to remove excess fluid, electrolytes and nitrogenous wastes from the blood into the urine. It is divided into: Acute Glomerulonephritis- The symptoms develop suddenly. Chronic Glomerulonephritis- The symptoms develop…

Analysis to Next Generation Sequencing Technology

With the development of science, traditional Sanger sequencing has failed to meet new requirements of low cost, high throughput and fast in speed. Recent years, with the discovery and promotion of second-generation sequencing technology, the gene sequencing speed has increased greatly while achieving a fundamental decline in costs, making large-scale application of genome sequencing possible.…