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Health Topics - Genetics

The Problem with Hyperhidrosis: Undertreated, extreme sweating can douse spirits

Perhaps you don’t sweat it. But up to five percent of Americans wish they were so lucky. They have hyperhidrosis — in other words, they perspire profusely. ...

Children and Arthritis: Though somewhat rare, children can experience painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints

When her 13-year-old son Cole started limping on and off for several months and resisted going anywhere that required a lot of walking, Dana Blount knew something was wrong. “He had a seventh-grade physical and he could not bend over to touch his knees, much less his toes,” she recalls....

A Difficult Decision: BRCA genes and taking preventive action against breast and ovarian cancers

On May 14, 2013, newspaper and magazine headlines swirled with stories about Angelina Jolie. This was not typical tabloid fodder; on that day, she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she carried a defective copy of the BRCA gene, which her doctors estimated had increased her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer to an alarming 87 percent and 50 percent, respectively. ...