Gene tests can provide health clues – and needless worry

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Gene tests can provide health clues – and needless worry

Kendra Snyder, right, talks with patrons at Checkers Bar & Grill in Mount Union, Pa. At age 12, Snyder passed out from a condition where her heart was missing over 1,000 beats every day. She had heart surgery for it when she turned 20, and doctors said the problem seemed to be fixed. Her cardiologist wanted to know whether her condition was inherited or not, so genetic tests where done. In March, Kendra was told her testing was inconclusive. She realized she shouldn’t stress over it, because doing so would reduce her quality of life.

Gene tests can provide health clues – and needless worry

Kendra Snyder, right, talks with patrons at Checkers Bar & Grill in Mount Union, Pa. At age 12, Snyder passed out from a condition where her heart was missing over 1,000 beats every day. She had heart surgery for it when she turned 20, and doctors said the problem seemed to be fixed. Her cardiologist wanted to know whether her condition was inherited or not, so genetic tests where done. In March, Kendra was told her testing was inconclusive. She realized she shouldn’t stress over it, because doing so would reduce her quality of life.

Gene tests can provide health clues – and needless worry

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