Rochester, Minnesota - As meal replacement options expand, it's important to remember two things: Not all replacements are created equal, and not all meals should be replaced.

Chicago, Illinois - Immigrants and refugees to the United States are at risk of psychological harm due to factors including the stress of starting a new life away from family and culture, as well as prejudice and discrimination, the American Psychological Association asserted in adopting a resolution supporting “practical and humane immigration policies that consider the well-being of immigrants and refugees, and particularly families, including the provision of appropriate medical, mental health and social services.”

Arlington, Virginia - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for its new rule permitting individuals with insulin-treated diabetes to be certified to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. The new rule, published in the Federal Register yesterday, is the culmination of more than two decades of advocacy by the ADA to change the rules that govern commercial drivers with diabetes.

Anaheim, California - The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2017 to Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, "for basic cardiovascular studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorstep of clinical trials."

Appendix cancer survivor Lowell Kratzer says he and his wife Chris feel they have a second chance at life. “While I wouldn’t want to go through it again, I feel blessed from the journey because I see life in a more positive light now and appreciate every day,” said Lowell.

Anaheim, California - The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to Gary D. Webb., M.D., of the University of Cincinnati "for his extensive and successful mentoring of countless pediatric and adult cardiologists, many of whom have gone on to establish and enhance noteworthy congenital heart disease treatment programs throughout the world."

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request for information on premium cigars: 

Washington, DC - A non-partisan group of 29 patient, provider and consumer groups praised the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for crafting bipartisan legislation that will help stabilize the individual insurance markets: