ADV-DC-Federal - Blog
Browse by Tags
A description has not yet been added to this group.
Get this RSS feed
Access to Care
Facts and Figures
Newsletter Action Alert
Systems of Care
You're the Cure on the Hill
Tagged Content List
Sen. Mark Kirk’s Recovery “Excellent” After Stroke
On January 21st, Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois had a stroke at the age of 52. Only 15 weeks later, his recovery has been described as “excellent” by his doctor in an article in the Chicago Tribune . Sen. Kirk’s ongoing recovery shows how important medical research is to stroke recovery...
9 May 2012
AHA President Warns about the Danger of NIH Budget Cuts
AHA President, Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli, recently wrote an article in Science Progress about the dangers of the pending budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health in 2013. “Next January, unless Congress and the White House take action, the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, and the...
8 Apr 2012
CEO Nancy Brown Participates in Panel Discussion on Medical Research Innovation
On March 14, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown joined leaders in government, industry, the media and other patient advocacy organizations for Research!America’s 9th annual National Health Research Forum in Washington, D.C. The event, “World Class to Second Class? Confronting the...
14 Mar 2012
Three You’re the Cure Advocates Go to the Media to Talk about Heart Attacks in Women
Three You’re the Cure advocates were recently highlighted in two ABC News spots talking about a recent study that showed younger women who have heart attacks do not always experience chest pain during the event and the attack can be more deadly as a result. Gail Harris-Berry was profiled on...
22 Feb 2012
American Heart Association Volunteers Head to the White House
On February 24 th , 70 American Heart Association volunteers will be coming to Washington, DC to attend the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health . This special event brings Administration officials together with heart disease and stroke survivors and caregivers, medical professionals...
20 Feb 2012
Pulse Oximetry Screening: Simple Heart Test that Could Save Newborns’ Lives
Today marks the beginning of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week —a great time to draw attention to a non-invasive screening test that helps identify newborns at risk for heart defects and potentially saves their lives. The test, pulse oximetry, or pulse ox, consists of sensors placed on a...
7 Feb 2012
Nancy Brown Gives Keynote Address at eHI Conference
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown gave the keynote address at the annual eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) 2012 Annual Conference, held January 11-12 in Washington, D.C. Her speech examined the positive impact of technology on cardiovascular health and stroke care and how the AHA is involved...
12 Jan 2012
Health and Human Services Year in Review
Check out this video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that recaps 2011. In this video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Million Hearts Campaign , which the American Heart Association is a proud member. The Campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and...
11 Jan 2012
NIH Research Funding: Increases and Cuts
Despite this era of deficit reduction, thanks to your help, Congress continues to see the value of the National Institutes of Health, our best hope to prevent and even cure heart disease and stroke, by providing it with a 0.8% funding increase over its last year’s funding level. Although the increase...
9 Jan 2012
Powered by Telligent