Gina Nuccio

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Gina spent most of her formative years in Collierville, left for college and graduate school, returned to Memphis in 2012, and has been here ever since. She is a genetic counselor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she assists families in better understanding genetic contributions to childhood cancer. She and her husband live in Midtown Memphis and have a daughter (April 2018) and a son (January 2020). In her spare time, Gina enjoys listening to too many podcasts, reading, trying new skin care products, and finding her next Netflix binge.
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

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As 2021 winds down (somehow??) and we turn our collective gaze to the holiday season, there's a lot to focus on: holiday decorating, travel planning, gift-buying, more grocery shopping than usual, school events...the list...
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Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing :: A Genetic Counselor Weighs In

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There's a lot you can inherit from your family: your hair color, your eye color, your morbid sense of humor...but what about a higher risk for breast cancer? Unfortunately, breast cancer is pretty common: about...
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Parenting Podcasts Round-Up!

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Here at MMC, we're big fans of podcasts. Podcasts have become the go-to medium for learning something new, and parenting-related topics are no different! So when I recently put out a call for favorite...
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Yes, Pregnant People Still Have a Brain

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Content note: brief mention of birth defects and miscarriage When I first saw those two, thin purple lines show up on a pregnancy test, I was excited, nervous, and overwhelmed (like most first-time parents). I...
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Prescription Skin Care, Delivered!

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My struggles with my skin began in high school, when I developed cystic acne that was only cleared up with an Accutane prescription (aka, strong stuff). As I entered into young adulthood, my skin...
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Teaching Consent to Toddlers

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I feel really, really strongly about teaching my children about consent. The catch? It has nothing to do with sex. My kids are not middle- or high-schoolers; they're toddlers. So, what is consent anyway? Oftentimes...