Steven Rheaume

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Home Telehealth

For Veterans who have a health problem like diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or …

Medical Informatics for Better and Safer Health Care

For many years, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has supported research into medical informatics, which deals with effectively …

Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics is the <i>"science and practice (that) integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with information and communication</i> …

Know your genome: what we can all gain from personal genetics

Discovering your DNA sequence is cheap and easy, and that genetic knowledge could change – even save – your life<p>A decade ago, researchers completed what was one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when they decoded the last of the three billion letters that make up the human genome. …

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

Research involving 1,000 scientists finds scores of genetic markers that identify people most likely to develop diseases<p>A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to unravel the genetic causes of …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …

Genetic Testing: It's Complicated

We readily use the term "genetic testing" in daily conversations. But we are dangerously close to oversimplifying a broad and multidimensional field of medical research. The fundamental challenge lies in how we translate complex, molecular technologies in a laboratory into actionable genetic …

The Top 3 Benefits of Genetic Testing

Are you at-risk for Alzheimer's? Are you predisposed to Parkinson's? Do you have an increased chance of cancer? A new breakthrough in science lets you stop guessing and start knowing.<p>The science of genetics exploded in the last decade as researchers completed the Human Genome Project, which mapped …

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …

Genetic testing for prostate and breast cancer comes a step closer

Tests are likely to be three to five years away, but questions remain over how best to screen people<p>Research announced on Wednesday brings us a step closer to genetic testing for prostate and breast cancers. Although we are really excited about these findings, it is important to emphasise that …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

Cancer scientists hope genetic markers will reveal how disease develops

Discovery of 'blackspots' in DNA could improve testing – and hold clues to how drugs might stop common cancers<p>The discovery of new genetic markers for common cancers will pave the way for tests that predict an individual's risk of disease and guide how they should be screened throughout their …