Top 3 Reasons Employers are Offering Genetic Testing as an Employee Health Benefit

February 5, 2018

Article originally published in Corporate Wellness Magazine Amid rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that less than 3 percent of those costs are spent on prevention. With scientific advancements and the plummeting cost of genetic sequencing, however,... Read More

When Apples and Oranges Become Peas and Carrots — Two Very Different Kinds of Cancer Genetic Tests

January 31, 2018

We’re excited to launch a monthly column featuring genetic counselors from external institutions and Color. Each month, genetic counselors will share insights on how genetics can empower people to make more informed health decisions. We kick it off with Julie S. Mak, a genetic... Read More

Color’s January Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

January 30, 2018

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness... Read More

Cass Sunstein, prominent legal scholar and co-author of Nudge, on improving everyday decision making

January 29, 2018

Everyday we make choices that can impact our health, wealth, and happiness, from saving for retirement to what we eat. Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge and one of the most influential legal scholars of our time, shares his insights on making better decisions for ourselves and... Read More

What will be 2018’s most important advances in healthcare?

January 23, 2018

2018 is primed to be an inflection-point year, when new developments in technology, medicine and computer science start impacting a culture and healthcare economy that are ready to embrace change. Here are some of the big changes that are worth keeping an eye on as they approach... Read More

Color’s ambassadors, in from the road – Color

January 22, 2018

As you probably know, being in sales often means spending one’s days as a traveling ambassador. You don’t have an office to go to; instead you spend your time going from location to location, bringing others the message of what your company does. At Color, building a best in... Read More

Alan Blassberg, director and producer, shares the male perspective on BRCA and breast cancer

January 12, 2018

We’re excited to talk to Alan Blassberg who directed and produced the documentary: “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer.” In 2004, Alan launched his own production company, First Prize Productions. Pink & Blue is his first documentary directorial debut. Pink... Read More

Protecting yourself from cervical cancer

January 5, 2018

Photo by Dave Contreras on Unsplash Each January, we honor Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Although there are very few known hereditary links, cervical cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women in the US, and it usually doesn’t cause any obvious signs or symptoms. Almost... Read More

An easy way to keep that New Year’s resolution. – Color

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! This year my resolution is to make the right resolutions. When it comes to a goal as broad as improving one’s health, the answer will always include everyday habits like eating better, exercising more, and not smoking — the lifestyle changes we all try to... Read More

Color’s December Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

December 22, 2017

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness... Read More

From tomatoes to T cells: the year in health tech amazement, genetic and otherwise

December 21, 2017

It’s been quite a year in the world of health tech. As we count down toward New Year’s and try to imagine 2018, here’s a quick look at the innovation this past year at the intersection of technology and healthcare. 2017 saw the first video game found to help kids with... Read More

Conversation with Evan Goldberg on preventing and curing BRCA cancers

December 15, 2017

We sat down with Evan Goldberg, the Charmain, President, and Director of the BRCA Foundation, to discuss his personal experience with the BRCA mutation and the motivation for launching a foundation dedicated to accelerating researching and fostering collaboration to prevent and... Read More

Alejandra Campoverdi on Women’s Health and Empowerment

December 4, 2017

This month, we talk to Alejandra Campoverdi, Women’s Health Advocate and First CA 5 Commissioner. Alejandra shares her perspective on being BRCA positive, her family’s battle with breast cancer, and the importance of access to quality healthcare. Alejandra is a public figure... Read More

Color’s November Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

November 30, 2017

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness... Read More

This Thanksgiving, Celebrate Family Health History Day

November 20, 2017

When Thanksgiving comes around, we often focus on the “thanks.” Americans use the holiday as an opportunity to contemplate why they are blessed. But, because Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day, it’s important to also focus on the “giving” part of... Read More

Helping providers use genetics to help patient families

November 14, 2017

One of the most beneficial aspects of clinical-grade genetic testing is its actionability. Testing results can help enable providers and patients to develop individualized screening and risk management plans to manage patient health. But it’s easy to forget how this... Read More

Working together to prevent pancreatic cancer – Color

November 13, 2017

Pancreatic cancer isn’t one of the more common cancers; only about 1 out of every 66 people develop it in their lifetime, but it’s one of the most deadly. This disease usually isn’t detected until it’s too late for treatment options to be effective,... Read More

Semper Fidelis! – Color

November 10, 2017

Service runs in my family. I signed up for the Navy my junior year in high school. I wanted to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps and serve my country. I eventually went through Field Medical Service School, and became a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman. On a deployment... Read More

Honoring our Genetic Counselors on GC Awareness Day

November 9, 2017

Happy Genetic Counselor Awareness Day! Today is the first such day ever, introduced by the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help raise awareness of our profession and greater understanding of our roles. Genetic counselors are professionals who have specialized education... Read More

Trends in Employer Healthcare Strategy with National Business Group on Health

November 6, 2017

We sat down with Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, to discuss the most pressing healthcare issues facing employers today and how deploying holistic well-being strategies can strengthen the workforce. National Business Group on Health is... Read More