A Personal Approach to Medicine
July 5, 2017
What is Personalized Medicine? Targeting a Patient's Needs.
It’s a familiar scenario: your new prescription just doesn’t seem to be working for you. Maybe the side effects are overwhelming, or you’re simply feeling no relief? What do you do? Personalized medicine may be just what the doctor ordered. Personalized medicine relies on specific tests to determine individual’s response to certain medications. Targeted treatment based on personalized medicine, especially for cancer patients, is gaining momentum in hospitals around the country. Dr. Jay Wohlgemuth of Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, joins us to discuss this revolutionary approach to medicine, which holds a promising future.
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The Balancing Act's host Christina Nicholson and her family are embarking on a fun-filled vacation to Orlando, Fla., also known as the "theme park capital of the world."