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Gratitude for Genetic Support Foundation

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The Importance of Timely Access to Objective Genetic Counseling

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Ableist Detrimental Assumptions: How GCs Need to Pave the Path to Inclusivity

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The Jon Wolff Memorial Fund

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Stand Up for Access to Independent Genetic Counseling Services by Supporting S.1450 / H.R.2144 – the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2021

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Does it Run in the Family? How to Gather the Health Info You Need

Genetic Counseling

Gratitude for Genetic Support Foundation

I began working with Genetic Support Foundation (GSF) in the fall of 2014, two years after its founding, a decade ago. I have held a few different titles, (consultant, genetic counselor, director of clinical services, executive director) and worn about every hat possible (provider, scheduler, project manager, supervisor, janitor!). As I reflect on my years, …

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The Importance of Timely Access to Objective Genetic Counseling

At Genetic Support Foundation our work ensures that the people we serve have up-to-date and balanced information about genetics and health. We support individuals as they make informed and autonomous decisions about genetics and their health that are based on objective, balanced information that is free from commercial influence and other such biases. The importance …

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Stand Up for Access to Independent Genetic Counseling Services by Supporting S.1450 / H.R.2144 – the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act of 2021

Hello Genetic Support Foundation friends, followers and family! Genetic counseling services are not yet recognized for reimbursement by Medicare. As genetic technology expands and holds promise to improve health for all people, Medicare recognition is perhaps the single most important action to be taken that could ensure people have access to independent genetic counseling services. …

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Does it Run in the Family? How to Gather the Health Info You Need

Family health history is one of the most important ways to understand the likelihood of future health developments. While gathering this information is recommended, it’s not always easy.  Compiling this information allows doctors and other healthcare professionals to see the bigger picture of health patterns that can be related to genetic and hereditary conditions. With …

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“How to Spit” A guide on how to provide a saliva sample for genetic testing

You’ve just received your very own saliva collection kit- congratulations! Now you’re left with the somewhat daunting task of providing a sample. Set aside etiquette concerns and start thinking about your favorite meal or snack- let’s get those saliva glands into full gear! Step 1: Nothing by mouth for 30 minutes I hope you read …

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Genetic Counseling in the Time of Covid

If two months ago someone would have told me where we are today, I would have never believed them. Businesses are shuttered, surgeries canceled and postponed indefinitely, standard-of-care medical treatments being suspended or delayed, people attending important medical appointments and learning life-changing information without the support of a loved one. It is stunning how much …

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