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Every Four Minutes Someone Dies of Stroke, But They Don't Have To...
May is American Stroke Month. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies of a stroke. But stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and beatable with your help. The American Heart Association is working to improve acute stroke care in Vermont. Together with the Vermont...
8 May 2013
FEATURED ACTION: Support pulse ox by submitting a letter to the editor
We’re all working hard to make pulse ox a requirement in New York, and we know that the more people help out, the better. But how do we reach people in our community who are not yet advocates? Meet them at a common medium, like a newspaper, used by most of the community. Letters to the editor can...
7 May 2013
One Simple Test
If you knew that a painless, non-invasive 45 second test that only cost $4.00 could potentially pick up a critical congenital heart disease in a newborn….would you do it? Yup. Me too. Congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect in the US and the number one killer of infants with birth...
4 Mar 2013
From our Lips to Congress' Ears - NYC Supports Resolution 982 re: Improving Stroke Research!
What a day in New York City! We have lots of photos to share from our whirlwind tour in City Hall...but really quick I wanted to share some shots of our press conference with Council Member Mathieu Eugene. Thank you to Dr. Steven Rudolph from Maimonides, Dr. Susanna Horvath from Columbia and Dr. Salman...
6 Feb 2013
Are you going to listen to the State of the State?
Governor Cuomo will outline his vision for the coming year in his State of the State address tomorrow. The American Heart Association is fighting for chronic disease prevention and CPR training. What issues are you hoping to hear about from the Governor?
8 Jan 2013
Happy New Year...Let's Make 2013 a Banner Year!
We have worked together to pass legislation in 2012 that ultimately leads to the gift of a more healthy life for Connecticut residents. Because of your support all of Connecticut’s newborns will be tested for Critical Congenital Heart Disease, our elementary school students will have 20 minutes...
7 Jan 2013
NYC Focuses on Stroke
Today, the NYC Council's Health Committee hosted a hearing with the intention to support an increase in federal funding to the National Institutes of Health for stroke research. With 33,000 jobs on the line and a potential loss of $4.5 billion in economic activity if our federal decision-makers can't...
12 Dec 2012
Some things are scarier than Halloween
Today is Halloween, and in typical Northern New England style, mermaids need to wear winter coats before they go out trick-or-treating. If you grew up around here, you remember working really hard on your costume and then being forced to cover it up with a ski jacket. Sigh. All that hard work and no...
31 Oct 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
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