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Share Your Medical Research Story
With terms like continuing resolutions, sequester and budget cuts, federal funding for medical research conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can be very confusing (check out our latest blog post for more details!). Fortunately, the way to influence lawmakers is simple. As a You’re...
9 Dec 2013
Help Stop Therapy Caps
If you had a stroke and needed therapy to regain your ability to walk, talk, and carry out daily activities, would you want there to be a limit on the amount of therapy your health care plan covered? For stroke patients on Medicare, these ‘therapy caps’ are a real concern. Limits on outpatient...
4 Nov 2013
Tell FDA Officials: Menthol Must Go
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in our country and is a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke. And now, there is compelling scientific evidence that menthol in cigarettes leads more young people to take up smoking, increases nicotine addiction and makes it more difficult...
9 Sep 2013
Show Congress the Face of Medical Research
When Congress cuts funding for medical research, as it did in March, we all feel the impact. Many research labs that rely on funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been forced to delay or abandon promising projects and to fire staff. The end result: patients will wait longer for new...
6 Aug 2013
Unlock Your Advocacy Potential
Last fall, we did something bold: We gave YouretheCure.org a complete facelift. We wanted to improve the way it looked, but more than anything, we wanted to offer you more and better opportunities to fight against heart disease and stroke. Yet, some of you have not taken that next step to create your...
2 Jul 2013
Exercise Your Voice for FIT Kids & Active Americans!
Do you get the recommended amount of physical activity each day? How about the kids in your life? If you said no, you are not alone. Unfortunately, more than 25% of adults do not devote any time to getting their body moving during the day and 62% of kids do not get the daily vigorous activity they...
10 Jun 2013
Act for AEDs in More Communities
This is a critical time in Congress, as lawmakers work to allocate Federal dollars for the coming fiscal year. Even in this difficult economy, there are several federally-funded programs that are vital to the heart and stroke community, and we need to let lawmakers know they must be made a priority....
1 May 2013
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