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Menopause and mental health

May is mental health awareness month, so this month we want to talk about menopause and mental health. Did you know that depression in women doubles around menopause?1,2 While most people know…

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What are the First Signs of Menopause?

The first signs of menopause are the symptoms women experience during a period called perimenopause, which can start up to 10 years before menopause. Since menopause is defined by not having a…

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Breast cancer risk factors

Last month, we looked at two different types of genetic variants: BRCA variants and the KRAS-variant. Both BRCA and KRAS are pathogenic variants that are linked to an increased risk of breast…

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Understanding different genetic causes of cancer: BRCA variants vs. the KRAS-variant

This post explores BRCA variants vs. the KRAS-variant and is part two in our series on understanding the different genetic causes of cancer. In part one of our series, we compared genetic…

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Understanding the different causes of cancer: genetic variants vs. genetic mutations

Learn more about how our genes play a role in cancer development in this two-part series comparing different genetic variants and genetic mutations. For Part 1, we’ll discuss the KRAS-variant and KRAS…

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Gennev Podcast Recap: HRT, Breast Cancer, Estrogen, and Menopause

Want to learn more about menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), estrogen, and breast cancer risk? Why not sit down, pop in some headphones, and listen to this podcast from our partners at…

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New Clinical Trial for Treatment in Prostate Cancer Patients with Specific Genetic Biomarkers

Over the years, Mirakind has shared research and information about the KRAS-variant and how it can have many health implications – from cancer to autoimmunity to response to hormone replacement therapy. Now,…

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Clinical Trial for Patients with the KRAS-variant and HNSCC

Here on, we’ve already discussed how the KRAS-variant plays a role in breast cancer risk, ovarian cancer risk, effects of HRT in the KRAS-variant patients, and even autoimmunity! Now, we want…

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MiraKind Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

At MiraKind, we believe knowledge is power. That belief has never held truer than today, as we face a global pandemic that can only be stamped out with knowledge–knowledge of who is…

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Dr. Joanne Weidhaas to speak at TEDxCulverCity

Our founder, Dr. Joanne Weidhaas will be giving her first “TED talk” as an invited speaker at TEDxCulverCity on March 31, 2020! Joanne is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, and she…

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Let’s learn more about Hormone Replacement Therapy – together!

We want to start with the basics about Hormone Replacement Therapy, so you can get up to speed on the importance of MiraKind’s new study. In this article, we’ll cover what Hormone…

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New Partnership Alert: MiraKind & gennev

MiraKind is committed to providing our community with the best tools possible to tackle challenges in the arena of women’s health. This is why MiraKind is partnering with gennev, a first-of-its-kind telehealth…

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More proof Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is safe, effective, and beneficial for most women

When our team came across a recent Los Angeles Times Article entitled, “Once and for all: Hormone replacement is good for women” we were very intrigued. What we learned from this game-changing…

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Important Findings From Our Recently Published KRAS-Variant Study

A new study by MiraKind’s Founder, Dr. Joanne Weidhaas, in collaboration with her team at the University of California, Los Angeles and City of Hope, has been published in the scientific journal…

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How Do I Get My DNA Test (KRAS-variant) Results?

Video 3 in our Ask Me Anything Series: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas answers your questions in our Ask Me Anything video series. Have a Question for Dr. Joanne? Submit your Q here

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