“It’s almost like being given a crystal ball, you get to know a little bit about how your future could pan out when you have the opportunity to make a change for a more positive outcome,” shared Healthy Nevada Project study participant, Jordan Stiteler about the Healthy Nevada Project study during the recent expansion to Las Vegas, Nevada. Stiteler traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate and encourage Nevadans to join the no-cost study and receive genetic testing, which saved her life.
Watch this lively short segment below from The Morning Blend – KTNV Las Vegas featuring Shawn Tempesta, JJ Synder, and Michele Frankovich, Administrator, Renown Institute for Health Innovation.
With limited spots available, news of the study is spreading with thousands scheduling their no-cost appointments right now at three convenient Las Vegas locations. Participants receive genetic testing at no cost, which includes screening for hereditary genetic risks tied to heart disease and certain types of cancers. By joining the study, Nevadans will learn about their ancestry and wellness insights with the exclusive My Healthy Nevada Traits report. They’ll also receive the opportunity to complete a special survey and enter to win a $500 cash prize.
The Healthy Nevada Project is the first study in the nation to offer statewide genetic testing. The research conducted here in Nevada is history in the making as the goal to test thousands continues.
Receiving life-saving information was not what Jordan expected when she joined the Healthy Nevada Project study. Seeking fun ancestry information, Stiteler was shocked when she received a call explaining her body held a genetic variant linked to Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), or genetically high cholesterol. At this time, FH can only be successfully managed through lifestyle changes and medication. Through guidance provided by the Healthy Nevada Project study, Jordan has the chance to change her destiny!
“I have so many friends who live in Las Vegas so it is exciting that they will now have access to no-cost testing,” shared Stiteler. The Healthy Nevada Project study is offered to all Nevadans over the age of 18 years, in both southern and northern Nevada.
Head over to HealthyNV.org to find one of 14 convenient testing locations to schedule your appointment or to find a drop-in location and time that works for you!