воскресенье, 16 сентября 2012 г.

Home Access Health (Hoffman Estates, Illinois), a personalized diagnostics company, said it has entered into a multi-year relationship with the American Diabetes Association (ADA; Alexandria, Virginia) to increase the prevention and detection of "cardiometabolic" risk factors, which pose a danger to good health and can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.(Agreements) - Diagnostics & Imaging Week

Home Access Health (Hoffman Estates, Illinois), a personalized diagnostics company, said it has entered into a multi-year relationship with the American Diabetes Association (ADA; Alexandria, Virginia) to increase the prevention and detection of 'cardiometabolic' risk factors, which pose a danger to good health and can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Through community-based screenings, this effort will target faith-based and employer wellness programs, the company said.

ADA and its subsidiary, Shaping America's Health, will co-brand Home Access' next-generation home kits with ADA's 'CheckUp America' initiative which focuses on helping Americans lower their diabetes and heart disease risk.

The factors which comprise one's 'cardiometabolic risk' include, high blood glucose, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, being overweight and physical inactivity. Those screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure will receive their test results from Home Access and follow-up consultation through Home Access' call center.

This collaboration integrates proven methodologies for managing and lowering health risks through health risk assessments, highly-accurate diagnostics testing, medical counseling, referrals, and patient support services, according to Home Access Health.