Dr. Holly L. Thacker

Speaking of Women’s Health Column

Genetics

What you Need to Know About Autism and Some of the Leading Edge Research
Posted on August 26, 2016
What you Need to Know About Autism and Some of the Leading Edge Research

Guest columnist Stetson Thacker, a third year PhD student in Molecular Medicine who is involved in researching autism, discusses the latest research in autism and what that means for young children and their parents.

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MTHFR: A Common Genetic Variant That May Affect Your Emotional And Physical Health
Posted on July 11, 2016
MTHFR: A Common Genetic Variant That May Affect Your Emotional And Physical Health

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s column on Methyl TetraHydroFolate Reductase (MTHFR), the most common genetic variant that plays a key role to many aspects of physical and mental health.

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So Everyone Has Heard About Angelina Jolie and Her Bilateral Mastectomy, But Have You…?
Posted on May 19, 2013
So Everyone Has Heard About Angelina Jolie and Her Bilateral Mastectomy, But Have You…?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog about hereditary cancer syndromes. Recently, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) has been in the news with the announcement by actress Angelina Jolie that she carries the BRACA1 mutation. Lynch syndrome is actually THE most common hereditary cancer syndrome and there are other hereditary cancer syndromes (HCS) that you and your physician should know about!

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What Your Family Health History Can Teach You
Posted on February 08, 2012 (Updated May 24, 2016)
What Your Family Health History Can Teach You

Genetics isn’t always destiny, but knowing your family health history can be important to your health. That information can indicate whether you are at higher risk for diseases such as breast cancer, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer.

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