Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can be overwhelming. Not only are you inundated with new information about your condition and care plan, but, often, you’ll have to adjust to significant changes to your lifestyle, work, social habits, activity level, diet and more. While temporary conditions, such as a broken bone, have a clear trajectory […]
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness like pancreatitis can bring up a range of emotions. You may feel scared, confused, isolated or angry about your diagnosis. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed or have been dealing with chronic pancreatitis for a while, you might be looking for […]
What’s the Difference Between Clinical Genetic Testing for Diseases and Direct to Consumer Genome Testing?
Over the past few years, DTC (direct-to-consumer) clinical genetic testing kits have been flying off the shelves as people jump for a chance to learn about their ancestry or determine whether they’re at risk for a genetic condition.
Pancreatitis is a complex condition with multiple potential causes. When pancreatitis occurs in multiple closely related individuals, it warrants further investigation, which may include genetic counseling and/or genetic testing. The diagnosis of hereditary or familial pancreatitis should include the collection of a 3-generation family history and evaluation for other causes of pancreatitis in the […]
In 2019, there were 56,770 new cases of pancreatic cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Pancreatic cancer accounted for 7% of all cancer deaths in 2019, and only 9% of patients diagnosed with this cancer survive five years after diagnosis.
Ariel Precision Medicine has been named Innovator of the Year in the life sciences category by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The council evaluated Ariel’s business accomplishments as well as its technological advancements, including the company’s flagship product, ADVANCE®, a cloud-based clinical decision support (CDS) tool designed to simplify the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disease.
You’ve got a medical issue you want to address, but the standard 10-15 minute doctor’s appointment isn’t enough time to speak to your care team about all of your concerns. While it may seem there’s not much you can do about short appointment times or a busy physician, there are things you can do to advocate […]
We all experience abdominal pain once in a while. Whether it’s from overeating, indigestion or a stomach virus, abdominal pain can be an uncomfortable, but often benign and self-limiting experience. There are times, however, when abdominal pain requires a visit to your doctor.
Unless you have had a problem with your pancreas, you probably haven’t given it much thought. However, this little organ plays a big role in your digestive health. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it causes severe abdominal pain and other complications if not treated properly. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what the […]