Home Access Health Corporation Joins Forces With the American Diabetes Association to Prevent and Fight Diabetes and Associated Chronic Diseases

Collaboration Promotes Cardiometabolic Risk Awareness and Health Screening

May 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Home Access Health Corporation

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health
 Corporation (HAHC), a leader in personalized diagnostics, announced today
 that it has entered into a multi-year relationship with the American
 Diabetes Association (ADA) to increase awareness, 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 to help people manage and lower disease risk.
     ADA and its subsidiary, Shaping America's Health, will co-brand Home
 Access' next generation home convenience kits with ADA's "CheckUp America"
 initiative which focuses on helping Americans understand and lower their
 risk for diabetes and heart disease. Accumulating research shows there are
 a number of factors that contribute to a person's overall likelihood of
 developing type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These 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 who are
 screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure will receive their
 test results from Home Access and follow-up consultation through Home
 Access' nationwide medical call center.
     "The American Diabetes Association provides diabetes research,
 information, and advocacy efforts to communities across the country," said
 Richard Kahn, PhD, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, American Diabetes
 Association. "By working with Home Access Health, we are adding a reliable
 screening and counseling component to our efforts which will enhance our
 ability to reach populations that are disproportionately at risk for type-2
 diabetes and heart disease."
     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
     "We are excited to work with the ADA, a world leader in creating
 awareness of cardiometabolic risk factors that can lead to diabetes and
 heart disease. By combining efforts, we will be able to reach millions of
 Americans that are unaware of their risks of these avoidable diseases,"
 said Tracey Powell, HAHC CEO.
     About ADA
     The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary
 health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy.
 Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association has offices in every
 region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities. The
 mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve
 the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please
 visit http://www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).
 Information is available in English and Spanish.
     About Home Access Health Corporation
     Home Access Health Corporation is a market leader and trusted brand in
 personalized diagnostics. HAHC is the only company approved by the FDA to
 provide non-invasive, self-testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. The company's
 next generation platform includes a proprietary micro-blood serum
 separation technology that focuses on avoidable chronic diseases including
 diabetes, cholesterol-related heart disease and hypertension. In addition
 to the highly accurate testing, HAHC offers an interactive medical
 counseling center to encourage individuals to take action. HAHC clients
 include leading health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies,
 government agencies, voluntarily health agencies, and directly to consumers
 via 20,000 retail outlets. For more information, call 1.800.871.6076 or
 visit http://www.homeaccess.com.
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 Tracey T. Powell

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