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After Theranos, Can We Continue to Trust Lab Tests?

For those that have not been keeping up with the Theranos saga, here is a summary. Prior to the last year, a diagnostics company based in Northern California quietly grew to a value of nine billion dollars on one major premise: they could perform most common blood tests with a fraction of the blood of usual tests, and therefore could obtain this blood much more simply than a traditional drawing of a blood sample. Because of simpler collection, volumes, and...

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Every Day is Different, Especially for Your Hormones

Fertility is influenced by many factors, including genetics, anatomy, and hormones. While you can not change genetics, and it is difficult to change anatomy, hormones are under more control with the guidance of a physician. Your reproductive hormones interact with each other to change in specific ways throughout your menstrual cycle. Therefore, if one hormone is off, your whole cycle can be off. On average, you go through your menstrual cycle 450 times. When the hormones of your menstrual cycle...

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