Category Archives: Personalized Medicine

Personalize your healthcare with pharmacogenetics!

Betty Chaffee/ August 25, 2018/ Medication Management, Personalized Medicine, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

Pharmacogenetics (PGx)— the study of how genetics affects a person’s response to drugs — is an exciting new field in healthcare. In the third article of this series on Personalized Medicine, we talked about the nuts and bolts of PGx and why it can improve the treatment of various health problems. To briefly recap, genetic differences can result in wide variations in the metabolism of medications, with the result that some individuals get little or no effect from a

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The exciting role of genetics in Personalized Medicine!

Betty Chaffee/ August 17, 2018/ Medication Management, Personalized Medicine, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

  Personalized medicine is here to stay. It gives us all an opportunity – more than that, a responsibility – to make sure our health concerns are dealt with in a way that fits us as individuals. We talked in general terms about personalized (or precision) medicine in the first article of this series, and then discussed the importance of communication between patients and their healthcare providers in the second. Now we get

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What makes Personalized Medicine so Personal?

Betty Chaffee/ July 26, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Personalized Medicine, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

  Everybody is unique. We all have our own personalities, lifestyles, environments, and genetics. We may enjoy the same things as someone else, or not. Our bodies may respond to a particular medical treatment more efficiently than someone else’s, or not. It’s important that healthcare providers see each patient as an individual rather than as a disease that needs treatment. But how do we make that happen? Personalized medicine allows

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How Can Healthcare be more Personal?

Betty Chaffee/ July 20, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Personalized Medicine, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

 Personalized Medicine?  Precision Medicine?  Which one is it? The term  “personalized medicine” was coined about 20 years ago, when huge breakthroughs were being made in mapping the human genome. As more was learned about the human genome, it became clear that individuals faced different health risks based on their genetics, and it was also found that the ways in which people respond to different medications is determined in part by

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