Jscreen & You

October 15, 2018
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  5. The only way to know if you’re a carrier of a genetic disease is to get screened or have an affected child. Carriers are healthy individuals with no symptoms.   4. 3 out of 4 people test positive as carriers for one or more genetic diseases that could affect their future children. But,

July 27, 2018
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by Tzipporah Chwat By now you’ve probably heard of Tu B’Av, commonly referred to as the Jewish holiday of love or sometimes even the Jewish Valentine’s Day. Regardless of what you’ve heard, it is undoubtedly a time to celebrate Jewish love one way or another – whether by attending a so-called “White Party”, going on

June 14, 2018
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Officially recognized by President Bill Clinton in 1994, June is Men’s Health Month! The purpose of the month is to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote early detection of diseases among boys and men. According to Congressman Bill Richardson, “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of

December 8, 2017
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by Lilly Gelman   The best gift I ever received was a leather bound journal from my brother. He brought it back from his trip to Rome and gave it to me towards the end of my gap year in Israel. I had recently begun keeping a journal after high school graduation, diligently recording the

November 7, 2017
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Melanie W. Hardy, MS, MS, LCGC   As a genetic counselor, it’s very common to get confused looks from people when I try to describe to them what I do for a living.  At JScreen, genetic counselors are a vital part of the carrier screening process to help ensure accurate, appropriate testing for program participants. 

September 19, 2017
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by Hailey Goldberg   This Rosh Hashanah, many of us will make a commitment to live a better life. With recent events such as Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma striking families throughout the South and the Caribbean this past month, it is important to focus not only on bettering ourselves this New Year, but also