Tori Rodriguez

Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC, AHC, is an Atlanta-based journalist, licensed psychotherapist and Ayurvedic health coach, creator of the body-positive wellness company Bettie Page Fitness, and author of two books – The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups and Bettie Page: The Lost Years. She holds a BS in psychology from Georgia State University and an MA in counseling psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Tori has also managed a medical practice and was instrumental in developing Georgia’s multi-specialty telemedicine program.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were some sort of test you could take to predict which medications are likely to work best for you and which could hurt you with an adverse reaction? Good news: There is such a test, and it’s not some out-of-reach possibility for future use – it’s starting to pop up at medical centers around the country. These tests are known as PGx (pharmacogenetic) tests; they are DNA tests that look specifically at the genes that predict a person’s drug responses. Just as your genes determine traits like eye color and whether you have dimples…

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