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Genetic Testing to Assist in the Correct Dosing of Warfarin

Genetic changes in four genes influence the efficacy of Warfarin. It’s flu season. You bring it home and spend the weekend in bed. With painkillers every six hours, an extra dose of ‘Neocitran’ at night and copious amounts of ginger and lemon tea you are ready for work by Monday. Unfortunately for your partner, even with this strict regime of...

Caffeine may Increase your Risk of a Heart Attack

Knowing how fast your body breaks down caffeine can save your life It’s Wednesday afternoon and your brain is refusing to cooperate. You join your coworkers on their coffee run hoping caffeine will do the trick. Just a half an hour later you feel nauseous and lightheaded, you are gasping for breath clutching your chest. Next thing you know, you...

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