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  • Blog Post: Study Shows Support for New School Lunch Standards

    A new survey from The California Endowment found that the new national school meal standards, which were implemented this fall, are being well received by students and parents in California. Overwhelmingly, both parents (91%) and students (82%) support the changes to school nutrition standards- and most...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Team

    Hi everyone, Clarissa here. We hope you've been enjoying the new site and are coming back often to see what’s new. You’ll want to be sure to make to flag You’re the Cure as one of your favorite sites and come to the Pulse often. The Pulse is our blog to keep advocates informed of...
  • Blog Post: American Heart Association CEO Pays Tribute to Senator Arlen Specter

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the passing of Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.): “The American Heart Association is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Arlen Specter. Senator Specter was a great believer in the hope and promise of...
  • Blog Post: New Resource Makes Choosing a Health Plan Easier

    Fall marks the start of the ‘open enrollment’ period, during which millions of Americans select a health insurance plan in the private insurance market. But this year, consumers will have a new resource available to make that decision easier, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. ...
  • Blog Post: Facts: Benefits of Health Reform for Congenital Heart Defect Patients

    Learn about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are already helping congential heart defect patients of all ages access and afford the quality health care they need.
  • Blog Post: AHA Advocate Acts to Protect NIH Funding

    You’re the Cure advocate Ravi Balijepalli, Ph.D , recently hosted Manny Vasquez , Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Dr. Balijepalli, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and his colleagues...
  • Blog Post: State Spotlight! CA Passes Heart Defect Screening Law

    California recently became the 9th state to pass legislation that will benefit thousands of newborn babies starting July 1, 2013. AB 1731 ensures that every California newborn delivered in a birthing facility will be given the pulse oximetry test to identify critical congenital heart defects (CCHD)....
  • Blog Post: Survey for Patients: What Health Care Questions are You Facing?

    Every day, heart disease and stroke patients and caregivers must make health care decisions. They may have to choose between two or more options for preventing, diagnosing or treating their conditions. Or, they might need to decide whether or not a treatment is right for them. For these situations, the...
  • Blog Post: Waiting for 2014: Henry & Essential Health Benefits

    Continuing their “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, Georgetown University Health Policy Institue's CHIRblog presents the second profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Our You're the Cure Community

    Welcome to the new and improved You’re the Cure website. I’m Clarissa, and I have had the privilege of overseeing the You’re the Cure program for the past seven years. You may recognize my name from our emails. Admittedly, it’s been a selfish relationship over the past several...
  • Blog Post: World Heart Day!

    Saturday, September 29, is “World Heart Day,” created by the World Heart Federation to remind everyone around the globe about heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 2 leading killers worldwide. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments in support of this...
  • Blog Post: Too Much Salt is Putting Our Children’s Health at Risk

    Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012- American Heart Association says New CDC Study Illustrates Need to Limit Sodium in Foods The American Heart Association says a new study examining the connection between sodium intake and the blood pressure in U.S. children and teens points to the urgent need to limit...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight! AHA President Donna Arnett

    Donna Arnett, Ph.D., MSPH, has worn many hats- nurse, researcher, epidemiologist, volunteer, public health advocate- and now, President of the American Heart Association. Having dedicated her career to understanding how diseases affect various populations, her leadership, expertise, and passion will...
  • Blog Post: AHA Applauds New Physical Fitness Test

    Washington D.C. - Just in time for the new school year, this new physical fitness test will help improve our children's health. See the AHA's statement below from CEO Nancy Brown. “The new school fitness program launched today by The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Jose Maldonado

    Jose Maldonado Maryland In 2002, I suffered a devastating stroke. As I began my struggle with physical therapy, I realized that it was just as tough on me, as it was on my family to see me this way. So, I committed myself to 4 to 6 hours a day of therapy, 5 to 6 days a week. Not only did my efforts...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Access to Quality Care

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Obesity Prevention

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Prevention

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Stroke

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Systems of Care

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Tobacco

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: A great month for You're the Cure Advocates

    "Research saves lives" has been the message of the month for August. With Members of Congress home for their recess break, advocates have been asking their legislators to make protecting National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding a priority when they return to Captiol Hill. The NIH faces massive...
  • Blog Post: AHA Urges an Appeal on Court Ruling on Tobacco Labels

    Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2012 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on today’s ruling by the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit against the use of tobacco warning labels: “With today’s decision, the judges have thrown...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: April Zelenka

    April Zelenka Wisconsin I was just 14 when I first had an episode of Long QT Syndrome. After I lost consciousness when answering the telephone, I spent three days in the hospital and underwent many tests. Doctors finally confirmed I had Long QT Syndrome, an electrical problem of the heart, and recommended...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight: James Douglas Chew

    James Douglas Chew Iowa Christmas Day 2007 was a day that changed my life. I took a walk around Gray's Lake near downtown Des Moines, Iowa. I had ignored the unusual sensation I had felt earlier in the day in my chest, attributing it to cold weather and not being in good enough physical shape...