Aug. 19, 2022

Genetic Testing Resources

Genetic Testing Resources

At-home genetic testing allows expecting parents to see if they might be carriers for genetic conditions, like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell. But the data from these tests are only one part of the equation. Patients need access to experts to help them interpret and apply the findings to their health care journey, which can include family planning.

We hear how one company is on a mission to “demystify” genetic testing. Plus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis warrior Kathy Chester shares her diagnosis journey and love for fitness, which still remains strong despite the challenges of living with a chronic disease.

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent

Guests: 

Saman Askari, Co-Founder and CEO, Mitera

Kathy Chester, Podcast House, Move It or Lose It Podcast

Veronica Brotons, Patient Correspondent 

Links: 

Third Semi-Annual Hospital Price Transparency Report

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