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Discover What DNA Reveals About Your Health

The more you know about your health, the more empowered you are to take charge of your wellness. A first-of-its-kind genomics research study in Florida, WholeMe screens for hereditary heart conditions and cancer — and reveals 22 fascinating insights about your health and heritage. Reserve your no-cost genetic screening today to get a personalized view of your health.

By participating in WholeMe, in addition to testing your DNA for FH, you will be able to find out about your ancestry traits and other 22 personal genetic traits that will help you get to know you at a whole different level.

  • Asparagus Odor Detection
  • Bitter Taste
  • Caffeine Metabolism
  • Cilantro Taste Aversion
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Delayed Sleep
  • Earwax Type
  • Endurance vs Power
  • Exercise Impact on Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Freckling
  • Hair Curl and Texture
  • Hand Grip Strength
  • Height
  • Lactose Tolerance
  • Sleep Duration
  • Sleep Movement
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Tan vs. Sunburn
  • Waist Size

WholeMe: Genomics 101

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  • With Genomics, your doctor can truly personalize your health care as well as help prevent, diagnose and treat serious health risks.

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Extra Safety Measures for Your Protection

We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.

Universal Mask Use

Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, and have the personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks for all patients, visitors and team members at our facilities.

Temperature Checks

Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked upon arrival. Every facility. Every time.

Social Distancing

Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.

Patient Cohorting

Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.

Enhanced Sanitation Measures

If you’ve visited our facilities in the past, you know that cleanliness has always been one of our top priorities. But now we’re taking extraordinary new steps to ensure thorough, frequent and ongoing sanitation measures are happening around the clock.

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Find Us in Winter Park

We’ve recently moved to a brand-new location in Winter Park. While WholeMe is open to all adults who live in Florida, participants must go to our Winter Park location to complete the enrollment process.

664 Cherry Street
Winter Park, FL 32789

Genomic Testing
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WholeMe

In partnership with Helix, a personal genomics company, we are launching a groundbreaking project – WholeMe, the first research study of its kind in Florida.

Participants will learn about traits that may impact their daily life, such as lactose tolerance, caffeine metabolism and sweet tooth. The DNA will also be evaluated for the genes linked to familial hypercholesterolemia, known as FH – a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol. If left untreated, it can lead to a heart attack, even in young adults.

Individuals identified with FH will complete a confirmatory blood test and one session with a genetic counselor. In addition, they will be connected with one of our cardiologists to take preventive measures to benefit their health.

Our researchers hope to show how genomics can be successfully integrated into health care to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and empower consumers with potential life-saving information about their health.

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Join WholeMe

Ten-thousand people will have the opportunity to join the research study. While it's open to all adults who live in Florida, participants must go to one of the available locations to complete the enrollment process. There is no cost to join the research study.

Participants are able to choose a date and time to reserve an appointment at one of the available locations or come as a walk-in.

The enrollment process takes up to 30 minutes and needs to be completed in person. The main requirements to join the research study are:

  • Be an adult (18+ years old)
  • Have a government issued Florida identification card.
    • If you don't have one, you must bring a government issued identification card AND show proof of Florida residence (i.e. current mortgage statement/bill, current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill, current automobile registration or insurance policy, current utility bill, or current mail from financial institutions, such as banking statements, no more than 2 months old. P.O.Box addresses are not acceptable)
  • Be able to read and understand English
  • Have a working email address

Please remember no drinking, smoking, eating, chewing gum/mints within 30 minutes of providing your saliva sample.

>Please note Helix may not be able to sequence your DNA if:

  • You have previously had a bone marrow transplant
  • You have had a blood transfusion in the last month
  • You have had recent chemotherapy treatment in the last 3 months
  • You have an active diagnosis of a hematological (blood) cancer

If you have questions regarding WholeMe, please contact our research team at [email protected] or call Call407-303-2091.

WholeMe Health Resources

Whether you are seeking to make a change in your health or have been diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), AdventHealth offers a variety of helpful resources to help you get started.

If you have been diagnosed with FH, you can find more resources at the AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute.

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When It Comes To Your Health,

Is Knowledge Power?

What if doctors could uncover your risk for disease and help you prevent it? Or determine whether a therapy or dose of medicine will be effective for your specific health needs? What if your health care plan was based on a sample size of 1 – just you?

With genomic profiles, physicians and researchers can determine with unprecedented accuracy if someone is at risk for cancer, heart disease and other conditions. From disease prevention to diagnosis to treatment, genomics is the future of medicine and will be an essential component of all health care.

In 2019, we began laying the foundation for our comprehensive program — AdventHealth Genomics and Personalized Health — which will ultimately provide comprehensive genomics testing, analysis, interpretation and genetic counseling services.

When it comes to treating the whole person, our genomics program will deliver on the renewed focus we promised during the launch of our new brand, AdventHealth. We believe personalized medicine that focuses on the whole person is superior health care and nothing is more personal than your DNA.

At AdventHealth, we believe knowledge is power.

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