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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Campaign Resources: Be CPR Smart Campaign Poster

    Spread the word about the importance of teaching student to be CPR Smart with this printable poster.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Rural & Community AED Program

    Get the facts about the Rural and Community Access to Emergency Devices Program.
  • Blog Post: Facts: CPR Training in Schools

    Get the facts about CPR high school graduation requirements to help train our next generation of life-savers
  • Blog Post: Facts: Women & CVD

    Get the facts about the leading cause of death of American women & policies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Health Equity & CVD

    Get the facts about reducing health disparities to achieve health equity for all races, ethnicities, genders, and ages.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Medicaid & CVD

    Get the facts about Medicaid & the CVD patients who depend on that coverage to access and afford care.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Health Care Coverage for CVD Patients

    Get the facts about the need for affordable, accessible quality health care for all heart disease & stroke patients and those at risk.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Trans Fats in the U.S. Diet

    Get the facts about eliminating trans fats from schools, restaurants, and workplaces.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Sodium in the U.S. Diet

    Get the facts about the sodium in our food supply and its impact on our cardiovascular health.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Menu Labeling

    Get the facts about menu labeling and its impact on consumers' dietary choices.