Guest Blogger

Jordanna Joaquina MS CGC

Jordanna Joaquina MS CGC

Jordanna Joaquina, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor with a clinical background in multiple disciplines of genetics, including prenatal, adult onset and pediatric. She is also Co-founder and Director of Genetics of Inherited Health, an online secure resource that combines family health history and hereditary disease risk assessment. Inherited Health helps families take steps to lower their disease risks together.

Jordanna received her B.A. in Biology at Barnard College of Columbia University and her M.S. in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. She has also studied at University College London, in London, England and is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Website:

www.inheritedhealth.com/

Blog Posts by Jordanna Joaquina MS CGC

  • What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)

    Many genetic diseases occur more frequently in people of certain ethnic backgrounds. That is why it is important to understand how your ethnic background affects your risk to have a child with a genetic disease.

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  • What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics Part 1

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 1)

    Thankfully, most babies are born healthy, but every pregnancy is at risk for a birth defect. That is why is may be helpful to speak with a genetic counselor, a medical professional trained in assessing the risk for birth defects and genetic disorders, before or during your pregnancy.

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  • Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist

    Does Your Child need to see a Medical Geneticist

    There are a number of reasons why your pediatrician may recommend that your child meet with a medical geneticist, a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetic diseases and syndromes. Some of these reasons include:

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  • The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death

    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death

    Every year it seems like more and more genetic tests are offered during pregnancy. Due to a recent recommendation made by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the latest carrier test to be offered by OB/GYNs and genetic specialists is for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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  • Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health

    Use Your Family Tree to Improve Your Family’s Health

    Making a family tree can be much more than just an interesting hobby.  You can create a “healthful” legacy for your children by adding information about the diseases that have occurred in your family – turning your family tree into a family health tree.

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