Month: December 2020

During a genetic counseling session, a genetic counselor will often ask you questions about the health of your family members- parents, grandparents, children, and sometimes cousins, aunts, and uncles. It is very common for a person to tell a genetic counselor that they have a family history of diabetes. There has been a lot of […]
When I was in college, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the course of 5-10 years, she continued to decline, at first mixing up simple things like the difference between the microwave and the oven, and later not recognizing any of her grandchildren. The one constant in her condition was she never forgot […]
There are so many decisions parents have to make after their baby is born. Will you breastfeed or do formula? Will you give the baby a pacifier? Will you let family members hold the baby? And on the medical side of decision making, will you do newborn screening, vaccinate, and allow other medical treatments if […]