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Championing Women at BioReference: Women’s Equality Day

Celebrated annually on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, commemorates the passage of the women’s suffrage in the United States – a historical marker for the challenges faced to drive the women’s movement forward. THE HISTORY The women’s movement spring boarded in the early 19th century, a time where American women couldn’t inherit property or earn […]

Women’s Health Highlight | SMA Awareness Month

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects 1 per 8,000 to 10,000 people around the world, according to the National Library of Medicine.1 For SMA Awareness Month, we’re bringing attention to this genetic disorder by highlighting information about how the disease is inherited and the options for SMA testing during pregnancy or preconception. What Is SMA? Spinal […]

Heading Back to College? Study-Up on STI Prevention & Testing

If you’re packing up to head back to campus or are sending off a scholar – the start of a new semester is the perfect time to encourage sexual health education. Staying informed about the heightened risk for sexually transmitted infections that college students may face is an important factor in supporting sexual and overall […]

How Insufficient Sleep Can Affect Your Health

A good night’s rest may be elusive at times, but the benefits of adequate sleep can go far beyond feeling rested. Insufficient sleep has been linked to both the development and management of a number of chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)1 We’re breaking down the importance of habits […]

Check In on Your Skin for UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month – an excellent reminder to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause skin cancer.1 Sun safety is important year-round, but it’s especially essential in the summer when UV rays reach peak strength across the continental U.S.2 For UV Safety Month, we’re highlighting some information about skin cancer […]

Helpful Health Tips for the Summer Season

From beach days to camping trips, many of us are looking forward to fun in the sun now that summer is here. But the summer season can be a host to health hazards that you’ll want to keep in mind. Consider the following tips to help you have a healthy summer. Stay Cool: Prevent Heat-Related […]

Summer Celebrations & Food Allergies

For many people, the summer season means firing up the grill. But if you’re looking forward to gathering friends and family for a summer cookout, you may want to brush up on some food allergy safety tips. 32 million Americans have food allergies – 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 3 children – according […]

Carlos Acosta Wins SFLHCC Healthcare Champion Advocacy Award

On June 24, 2022, Carlos Acosta, BioReference’s Senior Director of Strategic Ventures, accepted the Healthcare Champion Advocacy Award from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC). Through an accomplished history across the healthcare spectrum, Carlos brings specialized expertise in providing diagnostic laboratory solutions to healthcare providers that enhance patient care – from single practitioners […]

BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective Pride Month

BioDiversity and Inclusion

By Anonymous Employee Our BioDiversity & Inclusion team is proud to accept the following contribution and share it anonymously as requested by the author. This act represents the core of what a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative is all about: sharing compassion and mutual respect for all. We are grateful to all contributors, including those […]

Matters of Men’s Health and the Importance of Screening

June is Men’s Health Month – what better time to draw attention to men’s unique risks for certain conditions, and encourage men to stay on top of their health. Leading Health Concerns for Men While many of the top health threats for men and women are similar, men hold certain unique risks like prostate cancer. […]