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Family Health History Day

November 22, 2021
Why You Should Be Talking about Family Health History this Holiday Season As the year draws to a close and families gather together for the holidays, many have a lot to share for the first time in two years. One of the many conversations likely to come up is health…

Celebrating Dr. Carlos Bustamante, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

October 13, 2021
Having a father as an infectious disease doctor brought Carlos Bustamante an early exposure to medicine. But still, Carlos always imagined he would grow up to become a lawyer. With a confident demeanor and powerful voice, Carlos could command a room. He thrived in debate club and theater classes and had been convinced since he was young that law…

Know Your Health: Genetics of Hair Color

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor Hair colors are passed down through generations. Sometimes the colors are predictable, and sometimes, unexpected colors occur through a genetic mutation. Learn about the genetics of hair color.  Hair colors are a spectrum of hues that can range from white blond to coal black. Hair color is inherited, and many…

Know Your Health: How Your DNA May Affect Your Smile

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor The causes of crooked teeth are varied. Our ancestry may have interesting clues to the genetics of crooked teeth. Learn about crooked teeth, and how DNA may play a role in overall teeth health.  According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an estimated 4 million people wear braces…

Know Your Health: Is Anxiety Genetic?

September 28, 2020
By LunaDNA Contributing Writer  Many people experience anxiety during their lifetime. However, anxiety is not normal if it takes over your life. A genetic predisposition for anxiety can trigger an over-the-top response to a low-key event. There are many risk factors for anxiety disorders including genetics, personality, brain chemistry, and…

Know Your Health: What Causes Snoring?

September 28, 2020
By LunaDNA Contributing Writer  Snoring occurs when air can’t flow freely through the nose and throat. As air fights to make its way through the airways, it jangles against the tissues in the nose and throat creating a snoring sound. Learn why people snore, and what can be done about…