Blood Samples

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Blood Type Might Be A Clue To Heart Disease Risk

Here’s another reason to know your blood type — it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. People who have blood types A, B, or AB have a slightly higher risk of heart disease compared to those with type O.

08/14/2012

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New Immunodeficiency Test For Texas Newborns

Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.

05/03/2012

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

30 Years Later, Movie Looks At Worst Medical Disaster In U.S. History

It’s been 30 years since the war on HIV/AIDS formally began. The new documentary, “Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale”, focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how a so-called ‘miracle treatment’ became a death sentence for thousands.

06/08/2011

File photograph of the feet of a newborn. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Texas Senate Approves Newborn Screening Changes

Texas would need parental permission to store the parents’ newborn’s blood sample for possible research use under legislation approved by the Texas Senate.

05/24/2011

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State Bill Would Change Newborn Screening Policy

Allyson Craven acts like a typical 2-year-old. But what you can’t see about her is a genetic disorder which prevents her from digesting some foods.

05/12/2011