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Multiple Miscarriage, MTHFR and Pharmacogenomics: Our Story

Multiple Miscarriage, MTHFR and Pharmacogenomics: Our Story

… this raises a huge question… How many other drugs are we prescribing to patients, without understanding their genome, that not only won’t help them, but might cause harm?  Pharmacogenomics (the study of how drugs interact with specific genomes) isn’t some nebulous idea that might become useful to medicine in 10+ years time.  Clinicians desperately need to start taking account of patient’s genetics as they prescribe medications right now.  How many adverse drugs events and hospital admissions could be averted by…

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Activating the Caregiver – The Overlooked Lever in Healthcare

Activating the Caregiver – The Overlooked Lever in Healthcare

The intrinsically motivated caregiver (or circle of care) is one of the most powerful tools we have in the digital health toolbox.  And yet it has little or no focus.   As you may have noticed in previous blog entries, I’m a huge supporter of engaged patients and have posted previously on my (and my wife’s) epic journey through the health system in Australia. @ePatientDave is absolutely right when he says that ‘the patient is the most under-used resource in…

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