Washington, DC - Presidential Message on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month:

Washington, DC - McAllen Cold Storage, Ltd., a McAllen, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 51,942 pounds of frozen Siluriformes fish products, specifically Basa fillets, that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Total Thermal Imaging Inc., of La Mesa, California, and its president and co-owner, Linda Hayes, for illegally marketing and distributing an unapproved thermography device as a sole screening device for breast cancer and other diseases. The FDA also issued a safety communication to warn patients that thermography is not cleared by the FDA as an alternative to mammography and should not replace mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis.

Washington, DC - A first-time mother’s risk of pelvic floor disorders is strongly associated with how her baby is delivered, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Pelvic floor disorders are thought to result from weakening or injury of the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis. The study, funded by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, was led by Victoria Handa, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, and appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Washington, DC - Heart disease is America’s most prolific killer, responsible for one in four deaths in the United States each year.  American Heart Month is an opportunity to remember the loved ones lost to this deadly disease, raise awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks, and commit to a lifestyle that improves overall heart health.

Washington, DC - In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don’t experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.