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Is Prior Genetic Counseling Necessary for BRCA Testing?

Posted November 7, 2016 by Stacy Bolzenius

It is important that women that who demonstrate a higher risk of ovarian or breast cancer undergo genetic testing to verify whether they have BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. This testing empowers women to take control of their health care and make decisions that are best for them and their families. However, physicians and insurers generally have opposing views as to whether genetic counseling is necessary before BRCA testing is ordered. An increasing number of insurers are refusing to pay for Continue reading…

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Lactation

Posted August 20, 2015 by Stacy Bolzenius

With marijuana now legal in some parts of the United States, physicians may be facing more scenarios in which pregnant and lactating mothers are using cannabis. Marijuana use during pregnancy has been linked to a variety of health problems for babies, and the effects of marijuana during lactation is still being studied. Patients inclined to use marijuana during pregnancy or lactation should be made aware of the effects of marijuana on their baby. Effects of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Babies Continue reading…