Washington, DC - “The American Red Cross is dedicated to providing the safest, most reliable blood products possible to patients in need. We are reviewing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s guidance released August 26 recommending universal testing of donated blood products in the U.S.

Dallas, Texas - Being sedentary is not just a lack of exercise, it is a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association.

Washington, DC - In a recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, a majority of respondents expressed willingness to participate in the nationwide research effort. The findings (link is external) were published online in PLOS ONE by a team of National Institutes of Health researchers.

Atlanta, Georgia - The American Diabetes Association® (Association) today announced 31 new companies as Health Champions as part of its Wellness Lives Here℠ initiative. This brings the total number of Health Champions nationwide to 191 companies and organizations in 455 locations. Health Champions are entities that have implemented wellness programs in the workplace and are committed to improving employee health.

Rochester, Minnesota - I was talking with a young cancer survivor recently about transitioning back to a new routine as her treatment was ending.