Genetic Counseling

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    Programs that apply what is known about human genetics to advise prospective parents who are concerned about the recurrence of hereditary problems or abnormalities in their offspring or for others (adults and children) who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions and need information about their own prospects for health. Genetic counseling is also routinely offered to women, usually age 35 and older, who are considering a first pregnancy. Genetic counselors identify families at risk, investigate the problem present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence and review available options with the family. They also provide supportive counseling to families, serve as patient advocates and refer individuals and families to community or state support services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Genetics Clinic - Pueblo Department of Public Health and EnvironmentOffers genetics clinics six times a year where public health nurses will gather family history, medical records, pregnancy history, and developmental milestones, and draw a family pedigree. A genetic physician reviews records, does physical exams, genetic counseling and discusses findings with the family. Public health nurses will follow-up after the clinics to answer questions and assist families with understanding the diagnosis and its implications. Tele-medicine clinics may also be held.Pueblo CountyPueblo Department of Public Health and EnvironmentPueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
    Support Services - Muscular Dystrophy AssociationProvides free, comprehensive services such as diagnostic testing, genetic counseling, follow-up clinics, orthopedic aids, and physical and occupational therapy to individuals who have neuromuscular diseases and their families.Denver CountyMuscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular Dystrophy Association

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