Routine DNA testing moves into primary care
Starting in the next month or so, the Pennsylvania-based Geisinger system will offer DNA sequencing to 1,000 patients, with the goal of eventually extending the offer to all 3 million Geisinger patients. The health system’s test will look for mutations in at least 77 genes.   Read more
FDA approves preventive migraine medicine
Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that’s offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. Read more
Fatal pedestrian crashes increasingly involve SUVs
Pedestrian deaths in 2016 were the highest they’ve been since 1990. And SUVs were responsible for a growing number of those fatalities. Read more
Lyme disease is on the rise: Here’s how to prevent it
The CDC estimates the actual prevalence of Lyme disease infections is 10 times higher than the number of reported cases. Read more
The cost of a walking boot could sprain your wallet
Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance plans are required to cover a range of essential services, such as hospitalization and prescription drugs. But reimbursement for certain medical equipment — such as crutches or a leg boot after an injury — varies widely from plan to plan. Read more

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