October 02, 2015
The White House has launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, a campaign to get you involved in your own healthcare and promote research for individualized, personalized treatments, instead of a traditional one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare.
Because the advancement of precision medicine is such a priority, President Obama has invested $215 million to promote precision medicine research and to provide doctors with the tools they need to help you get what works best for you.
“What if matching a cancer cure to our genetic code was just as easy, just as standard? What if figuring out the right dose of medicine was ...Read More
September 29, 2015
You may have noticed a new section under myRecords called Genetic Profile. In keeping up with new personalized medicine technology, Healthspek recently launched Healthspek Precision Medicine.
Healthspek Precision Medicine is an expanded commitment to providing you, our users, with tools and resources to take control of your personal healthcare by offering a series of precision medicine initiatives.
The first initiative is Healthspek PGT, a service in which you can order a pharmacogenetic test (PGT) directly to your home, and in two weeks, receive detailed results of how you metabolize medications. Learn more about Healthspek Precision Medicine and Healthspek PGTs Read More
September 02, 2015
We are excited to finally announce announced that we, as a company, have expanded our commitment to providing consumers with tools and resources to take control of their personal healthcare by offering a series of precision medicine initiatives. “In his State of the Union Address, President Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative to leverage advancements in genetic medicine that have come out of the Human Genome Project,” said Randy Farr, co-founder and CEO of Healthspek. “It’s about doctors and researchers analyzing the unique makeup of specific patients to personalize their healthcare and utilize prescription medications, procedures and more in the best, ...Read More
August 21, 2015
Trish Brown, MS, LCGC, co-founder and CEO of Kinetics Diagnostics, Inc., has been a genetic counselor for 25 years. She is passionate about using genetics to help doctors and other professionals analyze and diagnose a patient effectively—from a professional athlete’s muscle therapy to a chronic patient’s medication dosage.
Healthspek has recently launched a service called a pharmacogenetic test, or PGT. A PGT is a laboratory test of your genes that predicts how you respond to medications based on your unique genetic code. For example, if your test shows you are a fast or slow metabolizer of a certain drug, your doctor ...Read More
August 04, 2015
Now that you've created a free Healthspek account and taken the first steps to populate your mobile personal health record, it's time to take the next step and learn how to send your records directly to your Healthspek account.
In our second Healthspek How-to, a new series coming to your inbox with tips and tricks to help you build and utilize your personal electronic health record to its fullest capacity, will take you step-by-step through exactly that.
We know that navigating the multitude of tools and services on Healthspek's myDashboard can seem overwhelming, but it's important to take ...Read More
August 03, 2015
After a sudden medical crisis left Orlando, Fla., resident Darryll the primary caregiver of both his parents, he quickly learned the responsibility and workload of managing medical information for multiple people.
Like most people who find themselves in a similar circumstance, Darryll needed help managing his overwhelming situation. Healthspek was the solution he needed.
After creating an account for him and both his parents, Darryll was able to organize all of the medical information he was now responsible for and focus on what mattered most: providing the best care for his parents. Read his story here:
Being the ...Read More
August 01, 2015
You've done it: you've taken the first step toward taking control of your personal healthcare management and created a free Healthspek account.
But now what? We know that navigating the multitude of tools and services on Healthspek's myDashboard can seem overwhelming, but it's important to take it step by step, remembering to reach out to us here if you have any questions or would like a copy of more How-tos.
And look out for our new series called "Healthspek How-to" coming to your inbox with tips and tricks to help you build and utilize your personal electronic health record to its fullest capacity. ...Read More
June 10, 2015
June is National Men’s Health Month, an annual reminder to men and women to educate themselves about preventable diseases and raise awareness of the necessity of early detection and treatment of such diseases.
National Men’s Health Month is about taking a proactive approach to your health by adapting a healthy lifestyle, being aware of your personal risk factors for certain diseases and staying involved in your own healthcare and medical records.
In support of this campaign, we’ve compiled a few healthful tips to start you off on a healthy routine to continue beyond the month of June:
- First ...Read More
May 20, 2015
We’ve talked a lot lately about the importance of being proactive about your personal healthcare and tools—like Healthspek—that are available to you to help you take control of your healthcare and medical records.
The reason is this: a hands-on approach to your health can save you money, time and potentially save your life. That’s also why we’ve joined the discussion about skin cancer and the Skin Cancer Foundation’s proactive attitude toward this deadly disease during Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Every May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month serves as a time to raise awareness about skin cancer and educate people ...Read More
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