Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), invites the public to register to attend the first meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held at USDA headquarters in the Jefferson Auditorium on March 28th and 29th. Registration for in-person attendance begins today and closes at 5:00 p.m. March 26, 2019.

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 - 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 - 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.