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NJ Should Provide Funding for State's #1 Cause of Preventable Death
Smoking remains the number 1 preventable cause of death in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. Yet, the State of New Jersey eliminated funding for it's Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program, which funded tobacco prevention and cessation efforts around the state. The elimination of funding places NJ...
9 May 2013
Celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 1, 2013!
This Friday (February 1, 2013) the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will kickoff American Heart Month 2013 with National Wear Red Day 2013! This year's day of awareness is very special as we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Go Red for Women movement. In...
29 Jan 2013
Challenge Yourself! Take the Sodium Swap Challenge
Did you know that on average, American adults consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day? That is more that twice the American Heart Association recommended limit! This excess sodium can lead to high blood pressure which increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. Much of the sodium in the...
22 Jan 2013
Thankful for You!
I am so lucky. Everyday I get to work with the best volunteers and staff in the world. Together we are able to help make our families and our communities more heart healthy and stroke-free. I want to make sure you know how thankful all of the AHA staff is for you and all of your actions. Every time you...
21 Nov 2012
$8 million in initial funding to fight childhood obesity!
Exciting? Yes! Ambitious? You, bet! Attainable? Absolutely! The AHA & the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are proud to announce a new collaboration aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S. by 2015. And we’ll need your help! Learn more http://bit.ly/QJ8gmk What do you think...
19 Nov 2012
Thank you NJ advocates for helping to save lives!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the advocates like you who have made your voices heard this year on legislation that will help improve preparedness and response to sudden cardiac arrest in New Jersey. You actions have helped to make a difference in New Jersey. Due in part to your action...
22 Oct 2012
Hi, my name is David Day and I am the Vice President of Government Relations for the American Heart Association’s “Founders” Affiliate. The photo you see here is of me participating in the New England "Tough Mudder" race at Mt. Snow, Vermont earlier this past spring. I wanted...
2 Oct 2012
Welcome to You’re the Cure New Jersey. Thanks for being an advocate!
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are hard at work, advocating for life-saving policies from Trenton to Washington, D.C. Your fellow New Jersey advocates have already accomplished some amazing things: pulse-ox testing for all newborns, good samaritan protection for...
20 Sep 2012
Share Your Story: Robert Zimmerman
Robert Zimmerman Mantua, New Jersey Pitman Police Chief Robert Zimmerman believed himself to be a healthy 46 year old: he doesn’t smoke or have diabetes and he had normal blood pressure. He did have a history of high cholesterol, but that had been addressed years ago and was under control. He...
17 Sep 2012
Share Your Story: Pam Coleman
Pam Coleman Whitehouse Station, New Jersey I was born with a congenital heart valve defect which was detected at birth. I had three open heart surgeries by the time I was 30. My first surgery was at age 7 to repair my valve. Unfortunately that was not successful and at age 13 my valve was replaced...
17 Sep 2012
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