- Blood Diseases(1)
- Critical Care(2)
- Digestive System(1)
- Infectious Diseases(1)
- Lungs & Respiratory System(3)
- Vascular System(11)
- Women’s Health(1)
Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol)
Quarter-pound burgers, French fries, deep-fried chicken…our modern diets are often high in unhealthy fats. The fact that extra fats are so easily available in popular food has caused a spike in the number of U.S. residents with high cholesterol, which is the diagnosis given when a person has an unusually high level of fats in their blood. While high cholesterol can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it can also be easily managed through diet, exercise, and medication.
- procedure, treatment
Genetic Evaluation and Counseling
As the cost of genetic sequencing—mapping out an individual’s DNA—has continued to decrease, it has become increasingly available to patients. A medical geneticist or genetic counselor can guide patients and families through the pros and cons of the process and the final results.