Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/886824 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en What Every Expecting Parent Should Know About Genetic Testing So you’re pregnant…time to celebrate! But how to celebrate when you’re told your pregnancy could be Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:07:53 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/132155/What-Every-Expecting-Parent-Should-Know-About-Genetic-Testing http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/132155/What-Every-Expecting-Parent-Should-Know-About-Genetic-Testing Health2.0 Conference The theme of this year’s Health2.0 Conference last week in San Francisco, CA was not personalized med Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:44:25 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128799/Health20-Conference http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128799/Health20-Conference DTC Genetic Testing as an Effective Motivator? Laura Hercher, MS, CGC did a wonderful job summarizing some of the main points of discussion at the t Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:42:59 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128795/DTC-Genetic-Testing-as-an-Effective-Motivator- http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128795/DTC-Genetic-Testing-as-an-Effective-Motivator- The Genetics of Asthma The causes of asthma are largely unknown. Asthma is most likely a multifactorial condition, which mea Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:43:30 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104344/The-Genetics-of-Asthma http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104344/The-Genetics-of-Asthma Congenital Heart Defects are the Most Common Major Birth Defect In the United States, about 1 in 200 births are affected with a congenital heart defect (from mild to Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:39:20 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104343/Congenital-Heart-Defects-are-the-Most-Common-Major-Birth-Defect http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104343/Congenital-Heart-Defects-are-the-Most-Common-Major-Birth-Defect Common Chromosome Abnormalities Chromosomes are the structures that hold genes. There are 46 chromosomes in total, which are grouped Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:02:23 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/100680/Common-Chromosome-Abnormalities http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/100680/Common-Chromosome-Abnormalities To Cord Blood Bank or Not to Cord Blank...That is the Question Umbilical cord blood, which is typically discarded after birth, contains a large amount of blood stem Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:54:52 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/100674/To-Cord-Blood-Bank-or-Not-to-Cord-BlankThat-is-the-Question http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/100674/To-Cord-Blood-Bank-or-Not-to-Cord-BlankThat-is-the-Question Is Lou Gehrig's Disease Inherited? Lou Gehrig's Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) can run in families with more than one af Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:52:56 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/94890/Is-Lou-Gehrigs-Disease-Inherited http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/94890/Is-Lou-Gehrigs-Disease-Inherited Factor V Leiden...An Inherited Blood Clotting Disorder Factor V Leiden thrombophilia (commonly called Factor V Leiden) is an inherited disorder of blood clo Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:52:04 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/94889/Factor-V-LeidenAn-Inherited-Blood-Clotting-Disorder http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/94889/Factor-V-LeidenAn-Inherited-Blood-Clotting-Disorder Does Genetics Play A Role in Infertility? Infertility can result from many different causes including genetic causes, non-genetic causes, or a Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 28 May 2009 12:23:07 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92890/Does-Genetics-Play-A-Role-in-Infertility http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92890/Does-Genetics-Play-A-Role-in-Infertility Hereditary Breast Cancer versus Sporadic Breast Cancer Most cases of breast cancer are sporadic and not inherited. About 5%-10% of all breast cancers are fa Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 28 May 2009 12:09:23 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92882/Hereditary-Breast-Cancer-versus-Sporadic-Breast-Cancer http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92882/Hereditary-Breast-Cancer-versus-Sporadic-Breast-Cancer Does Consanguinity Increase the Risk for Birth Defects? Consanguinity refers to when both members of a couple are related to each other by at least one commo Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 28 May 2009 12:02:56 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92881/Does-Consanguinity-Increase-the-Risk-for-Birth-Defects http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/92881/Does-Consanguinity-Increase-the-Risk-for-Birth-Defects Ankylosing Spondylitis and HLA-B27 Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune condition that causes chronic inflammatory arthritis primaril Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 21 May 2009 12:40:51 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/91091/Ankylosing-Spondylitis-and-HLA-B27 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/91091/Ankylosing-Spondylitis-and-HLA-B27 The Genetics of Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disorder that affects your brain and spinal cord. It is w Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 20 May 2009 11:16:06 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90783/The-Genetics-of-Multiple-Sclerosis http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90783/The-Genetics-of-Multiple-Sclerosis What is Fragile X syndrome? Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving mutations in a gene on the X chromosome. Fragile Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Mon, 18 May 2009 17:14:27 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90293/What-is-Fragile-X-syndrome http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90293/What-is-Fragile-X-syndrome Ehler-Danlos Syndrome...A Common Connective Tissue Disorder About 1 in 5,000 people worldwide are affected with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). EDS is a group o Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Mon, 18 May 2009 17:05:55 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90291/Ehler-Danlos-SyndromeA-Common-Connective-Tissue-Disorder http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90291/Ehler-Danlos-SyndromeA-Common-Connective-Tissue-Disorder Hemochromatosis...One of the Most Common Genetic Diseases in the United States Hemochromatosis is classified by type depending on the age of disease onset and other factors such as Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Thu, 14 May 2009 10:47:11 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89141/HemochromatosisOne-of-the-Most-Common-Genetic-Diseases-in-the-United-States http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89141/HemochromatosisOne-of-the-Most-Common-Genetic-Diseases-in-the-United-States How Many Ashkenazi Jewish Conditions Are There? Around the world different ethnic groups have been identified as having increased risks for particula Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Wed, 13 May 2009 11:16:51 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88889/How-Many-Ashkenazi-Jewish-Conditions-Are-There http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88889/How-Many-Ashkenazi-Jewish-Conditions-Are-There The Different Types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (commonly called CMT disease) is a group of progressive conditions that a Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Tue, 12 May 2009 15:04:10 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88633/The-Different-Types-of-Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88633/The-Different-Types-of-Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease What is a Genetic Consultation (Counseling)? A genetic consultation (or genetic counseling) is a health service that provides information and supp Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC Tue, 12 May 2009 14:14:07 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88625/What-is-a-Genetic-Consultation-Counseling http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/88625/What-is-a-Genetic-Consultation-Counseling