Category: Rare Disease

questions answers sign what to ask a genetic counselor AT-GC Advanced Telegenetic Counseling
It can be overwhelming to go into a doctor’s appointment to discuss a medical concern for yourself or a loved one. Often when we are worried about our health, we can think of a million questions in the days leading up to a doctor’s appointment, but when we actually sit down with the doctor our […]
There are many genetic conditions that can be inherited from a parent to a child. There are also genetic conditions that can happen randomly, caused by a mistake in a person’s genetic instructions that happened before that person was even born. Almost all genetic conditions can occur in both ways, randomly, and inherited from a […]
Cat with Chimerism Genetic Condition Face Two Different Colors AT-GC tele counseling for genetic testing
n 2018, a woman went public discussing her unusual birthmark on her abdomen. After years of questions, she had finally gained an explanation for her birthmark – chimerism. She reported that doctors were never able to explain why half of her abdomen was a different color from the other half. Most doctors just said it […]
Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and genetic counseling Advanced Tele-genetic Counseling AT-GC
When I was in graduate school, I saw a patient with my supervisor that I will never forget. We walked into a patient room to see a young couple and an older woman. The patient was in his early 30s. He had been waking up for 6 months with night sweats and had been having […]
Grab your Rare Disease Day shirt and let's celebrate and raise awareness!
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. This event started in 2008 on the 29th of February, a date that is considered “rare” in that it only happens once every four years. This awareness day started in Europe and has quickly spread across the world, now including over 100 […]