Reasons for Health Screenings
What are genes and why are they important?
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is made up of a combination of A, T, G, C base pairs, which code for the various genes in our body. There are over 20,000 genes in the human body, through the proteins they encode, they are the blueprint for how the body functions. Changes or mutations in the DNA may alter the protein product, which can lead to disease. The most common gene mutation involves a change or “misspelling” of the DNA code. Other mutations include the loss (deletion) or gain (duplication or insertion) of a single or multiple base(s). The altered protein product may still retain some normal function but at a reduced capacity. In other cases, the protein may be totally disabled by the mutation or gain an entirely new, but damaging, function.
- To learn whether you have a genetic condition that runs in your family before you have symptoms
- To learn about the chance a current or future pregnancy will have a genetic condition
- To understand your individual risk for an inherited condition
- To understand and guide your cancer prevention or treatment plan
After learning more about health screenings, you can decide if it’s right for you.
Which screenings are right for you?
Determines the metabolization rate and effectiveness of a prescribed medication. The PGx screening saves lives by helping physicians prescribe the right medication for a patient and taking the guesswork, or trial/error, out of the prescribing process. This in turn decreases the time needed to achieve optimal results from the prescribed medication. learn more
Determines if a healthy person is a carrier of a recessive disorder and provides life-lasting information about an individuals’ reproductive risk and the chance of having a child with a disorder. The Beacon ACOG/ACMG panel screens for the most common hereditary disorders seen within the general population. Carrier screenings for these disorders have been strongly recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) for all pregnant women and women considering pregnancy. learn more
Ask a health advocate to sanitize your phone for FREE! Did you know there are 10x more bacteria on the average cell phone than on a public toilet seat? Let us lower your risk for illness by destroying bacteria on your phone, keys, sunglasses, face masks, or any other small item you would like. Available anytime to anyone during business hours. learn more
The patented Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner is a cutting-edge testing tool that non-invasively measures carotenoid levels in living tissue, providing an immediate indication of a person’s overall antioxidant levels. This scanner instantly reveals your own antioxidant status so you can maximize your immune system before the cold/flu season! The suggested per scan price $40, but RMHA offers this scan to everyone 100% free!
*Available at select locations only learn more
Proactive health screenings can change the way you live.
Appointments are strongly encouraged and will receive priority. Walk-ins may be accommodated during the next available appointment opening.
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