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New 23andMe survey reveals nine out of ten physicians in the U.S. believe genetics play an important part of a patient’s complete health picture

23andMe, Inc.

23andMe, Inc.

66 percent of doctors say genetic testing could lead to better outcomes because patients are more proactive about their health after learning about their DNA health profile

34 percent of doctors said they had personally taken a direct-to-consumer genetic health test

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 23andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (23andMe) today announced that a new survey, which found that primary care physicians are more and more comfortable discussing genetic testing with their patients than they were two years ago, and that more than two-thirds of those physicians who’ve taken a test themselves would recommend testing for health purposes if a patient inquired.

The survey, conducted by Medscape — a leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for healthcare professionals — is the third in a series of surveys done in collaboration with 23andMe since 2018, which look at physicians’ attitudes

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Dr. Jessica Shepherd Shares Tips to Kick Start Health and Wellness on TipsOnTV

Top OBGYN and Women’s Health Expert on Women’s Health Month

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2023 / May is Women’s Health Month, the annual observance designed to focus attention on the health issues facing women. Dr. Jessica Shepherd, MD, shares tips for achieving better health. Dr. Shepherd suggests women should take time to focus more on their own personal health and needs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services points out that heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and autoimmune diseases are the top five health issues facing women.

Women's Health Expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd shares ideas promoting wellness for Women's Health Month

Women’s Health Expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd shares ideas promoting wellness for Women’s Health Month
Women’s Health advice from Dr. Jessica Shepherd


Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women experience bladder leaks, that is 78 million, but the subject has always been taboo. It is time to talk about it by taking control and

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Health Advice For Women at Each Stage of Motherhood

THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (American Heart Association News) — Everyone knows that on Mother’s Day, Mom’s needs come first. But the rest of the year, mothers often put their health care on hold to focus on others.

“A lot of times as women, we tend to put ourselves last,” said Dr. Marlene Blaise, a cardiologist in independent practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Avoiding that is important for more than mothers themselves, said Jennifer Stuart, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

“It’s also important for our families,” said Stuart, who has a doctorate in epidemiology and focuses her research on adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal cardiovascular disease risk. “As a parent, you’re laying down a foundation and modeling behaviors, healthy or otherwise, for your children. So, if we’re engaging in a healthy diet and physical activity, and our children are seeing

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UAB joins NIH in launching the Nutrition for Precision Health study to advance precision nutrition – News

NPH will use artificial intelligence-based approaches to analyze information provided by participants to develop algorithms that predict responses to dietary patterns.

Nutrition Building StreamThe  National Institutes of Health is now enrolling for the NIH Common Fund’s Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other partners. NPH — the largest precision nutrition effort of its kind — aims to engage a diverse group of participants to learn more about how our bodies respond differently to food.

NPH will use artificial intelligence-based approaches to analyze information provided by participants to develop algorithms that predict responses to dietary patterns. The study’s findings may one day allow clinicians to offer more customized nutritional guidance to improve overall health.

“Poor diet is one of the leading causes of preventable disease and death around the world. If everyone followed the healthy eating

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Why you should buy a personalised health insurance plan

Personalised health insurance plans: Covid- 19 had given a big push to the health insurance industry. Today, more people are getting aware of the benefits of safeguarding their health against unforeseen medical emergencies in the future, and there is gaining popularity in the industry of the varied needs of consumers.

Ajay Shah, Head – Distribution, Care Health Insurance said that people with pre-existing ailments, certain genetic attributes, or unique needs & lifestyles can have a health insurance policy underwritten basis their specific requirements. With the advent of wearable devices, health-tracking apps, and other cutting-edge technologies backed by AI, people have access to a wealth of information about their health. By leveraging this data, they can make well-informed decisions about choosing the right coverage that caters to their individual needs.

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Unlike traditional insurance plans, which often imposed a one-size-fits-all approach, new age Health Insurance products

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Bone Up on Osteoporosis & Your Bone Health

MONDAY, May 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s important to understand your bone health to avoid damage as you age.

Losses of bone mineral density and bone mass can cause weakening, potentially leading to a fracture, especially in the hip, spine and wrist.

Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because it often has no symptoms until someone breaks a bone in an unusual way, according to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

“Breaking a bone after falling while in a standing position could be a sign of osteoporosis,” endocrinologist Dr. Jessica Starr said in a hospital news release. “Any fracture should prompt a discussion of bone health with one’s doctor.”

Chances of that happening go up with age. Before osteoporosis comes osteopenia, a less-serious loss of bone density. This affects more than half of adults ages 50 and up in the United States. Women

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Preventive full-body MRI scans: Vital information or unnecessary worry?

It’s estimated that 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, in the United States alone, and hundreds of thousands will die. But what if there was a way to get a diagnosis sooner?

With the help of technology some companies are claiming to do just that with a full-body MRI. But the procedure isn’t covered by health insurance — so is it worth the money? Joy Benedict examines the issue.

A look around any crowd and it’s easy to see the happy and sad, the seasoned and the future. But what lies beneath the surface of our skin has always been somewhat of a mystery.

But the newest trend in healthcare is offering a peek at what most have never seen before: a hidden view inside the window of our own bodies — and our health.

At first glance, Prenuvo looks like a spa. The company is

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Free Fertility App Shared Info With Third Parties, FTC Says

THURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Owners of the free fertility app Premom have settled with users after sharing health data without consent to other companies, including Google and marketing firms in China. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the $200,000 settlement with Premom owner Easy Healthcare.

“Premom broke its promises and compromised consumers’ privacy,” Samuel Levine, director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in an FTC news release. “We will vigorously enforce the Health Breach Notification Rule to defend consumer’s health data from exploitation. Companies collecting this information should be aware that the FTC will not tolerate health privacy abuses.”

As part of a proposed settlement, the company agreed to a $100,000 civil penalty and another $100,000 to be paid to Connecticut, Oregon, and the District of Columbia for violating their laws.

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Irish Cancer Society to offer free health checks in Offaly

The Irish Cancer Society is providing free health checks in Tullamore next week as part of the ‘Your Health Matters’ Roadshow.

Members of the public can speak to one of their cancer nurses who can answer any questions people may have in the Bridge Shopping Centre, Tullamore on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 from 9am to 6pm.

The 15-minute health check includes blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) checks and a carbon monoxide (CO) reading. Nurses can also arrange a referral to a GP if further help is needed.

The ‘Your Health Matters’ Roadshow initiative aims to reduce people’s risk of cancer and improve early detection rates by: promoting healthy lifestyle changes, increasing awareness of cancer symptoms, encouraging people to go to their doctor if they have any symptoms and addressing any barriers and fears that make it hard

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What you should know about work and aging-brain health

Illustration by Brian Stauffer for Yahoo

Illustration by Brian Stauffer for Yahoo

In the upper echelons of politics, there’s no shortage of men and women working well past the conventional retirement age.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who turns 90 next month, has said she won’t seek reelection in 2024, but she continues to serve as the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, despite a recent extended medical absence and questions about her mental acuity. In the 2024 presidential election, voters are likely to face a standoff between President Biden, who will be 82 next November, and former President Trump, who will be 78.

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Experts have said that working into old age can be beneficial and improve longevity — but only if it’s by choice; being forced to do so for financial reasons has the opposite effect. Yet

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