• By Kathryn Carr
  • Posted July 14, 2017

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga as Therapeutic Recreation

*Editor’s Note: July 8-15th is National Therapeutic Recreation Week, which aims to raise awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and services that can improve the health and well-being of individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Kathryn Carr, Ambry’s resident Marketing Specialist and yoga instructor, …

  • By Giana Stanigar
  • Posted July 7, 2017

Ambry Genetics Goes on Tour With The Mauli Ola Foundation

Every year, Ambry Genetics sponsors The Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and confidence for individuals living with genetic diseases, specifically Cystic Fibrosis (CF). MOF harnesses the healing powers of the ocean by introducing surf and ocean-based activities as natural therapies to people all across …

  • By Carin Espenschied
  • Posted June 29, 2017

What Happens When I Get My Genetic Test Results?

*Editor's Note: This post was originally shared on June 8th, 2016 and has been updated with current information.    Learning the results of genetic testing can be a stressful experience for some, but it also has the potential to be empowering.  If you are waiting for your genetic test results to come back or are considering …

  • By Eve Mart
  • Posted June 22, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Support Systems for Cancer Survivors

  When I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, I sought out a multidisciplinary approach to battle my illness, after learning that outcomes tend to be more favorable when compared to following traditional approach. As part of this dynamic approach, I met with various medical and social services professionals. I met with a social …

  • By Cynthia Rigali Lund
  • Posted June 8, 2017

Things I Know for Sure this Cancer Survivors Month

  *Editor’s Note: June is National Cancer Survivors Month, and Ambry Genetics will be celebrating cancer survivors as well as their families and communities by sharing their inspiring stories.   Although part of me wants to forget, I hear the whispers every day. As a cancer survivor of 4 ½ years, June is a special month that commemorates …

  • By Giana Stanigar
  • Posted May 26, 2017

Why 37 is Just a Number: Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis

Editor’s Note: We continue our recognition of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month by connecting two people with cystic fibrosis – one who is under the usual life expectancy age and another who has surpassed it by 25 years – to provide a reflection into their pasts and a look into their futures. On May 10th, 2017, Caleb Remington, a …

  • By Giana Stanigar
  • Posted May 24, 2017

Beating the Odds Together, For Life

Editor’s Note: To support Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we are sharing the inspiring story of Zack and Farrel DeBaltzo, two individuals living with CF that chose to defy convention and pursue a romantic relationship, eventually getting married. Zack and Farrel are the founders of Team Debo, a social media project centered on their passion …

  • By Jonathan Rodis, MBA
  • Posted May 11, 2017

Living with Marfan Syndrome: Part 2 of 2

It’s now 1990, and I’ve now had my life-saving heart surgery. After spending nearly a month in the hospital with health complications, I was finally able to go home. After another month at home trying to recover, I decided to head back to work to continue the job and career that I worked long and hard to achieve in executive management and …

  • By Jacqueline Washle
  • Posted May 4, 2017

Surfing with a Purpose: How the Mauli Ola Foundation Helps People with Cystic Fibrosis

Editor’s Note: In honor of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we asked Jacqueline Washle, Ambry’s Community Outreach Manager, to tell us about the Mauli Ola Foundation, which supports people with cystic fibrosis and other inherited conditions as part of its mission. Did you know that going to the beach is not only a fun pastime for …

  • By Brittney Murray, MS, CGC
  • Posted April 27, 2017

Using Technology to Help with your Genetic Heart Disease Risk

Technology is everywhere.  It has become pervasive in our lives.  Phones and computers became smaller, smaller, and then somehow bigger and bigger again as our phones become our new computers. Increasing technological advances are also propelling healthcare: newer techniques, smarter robotics, and new drugs.  Within genetics, testing techniques …