Technology and Automation Series Part 1: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

Technology and Automation Series Part 1: Crucial Factors in Making Genetic Counseling Available to All

According the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of genetic counselors is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. But will we have the genetic counselors to meet this explosion over the ensuing decade? Likely not. Read about how technology and automation are providing clinically responsible support.

Saving Lives: How a Life Jacket Entrepreneur Found His Own Life Preserver Through a DNA Test

Saving Lives: How a Life Jacket Entrepreneur Found His Own Life Preserver Through a DNA Test

Mike Fox, 29, learned a lot about saving lives when he started his company, Hyde Sportswear, which makes an ultra-thin life jacket called the Wingman. The life vest even caught the attention of Shark Tank producers.

The day Fox received the email from the Shark Tank casting director was his mom’s birthday. “It was the first year without her, and it felt like a sign,” he says. It would be one of many signs that Fox felt after his mother died, as her death led to saving his life.

Cardiogenetic Series Part 3: Next Steps After Suspected Condition Identified

Cardiogenetic Series Part 3: Next Steps After Suspected Condition Identified

In the first article of this series we explored why genetic testing for certain cardiogenetic conditions is so important – one of several reasons is that it can save lives! In the second article, we discussed the wide range of cardiac conditions that can be inherited, and the signs and symptoms as well as family history that healthcare providers should be on the lookout for. Now that we know what to look for and why this is so important, our last article in this series explores the steps to take after identifying a patient suspected of having a cardiogenetic condition.

Remember the Present

Remember the Present

Burnout can sneak up on you any time of year, but especially around the holidays.  Practicing mindfulness techniques is a great first line of defense against burnout which you can do just about anywhere.  Here, we identify techniques for decreasing burnout not only for genetic counselors but for anyone who is interested in being more mindful in their daily lives.