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  • Blog Post: Judge upholds Indianapolis smoke-free air law

    The smoke-free air law in Indianapolis was upheld in court recently. On July 28th, a Marion County Superior Court judge upheld the smoke-free ordinance, that went into effect in 2012. It was passed by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council. Click here to read the rest of the story and...
  • Blog Post: E-cigarette market rises, health experts warn users

    Check out this recent news report about electronic cigarettes from WISH-TV in Indiana, featuring quotes from Danielle Patterson, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association. “There’s no sense in trading in one tobacco product from an industry that’s been deceiving...
  • Blog Post: Get Educated with our Interactive Library

    This is cool! Have you ever wondered what a stent is and how it works? Want to know more about TIA (transient ischemic attacks)? Visit our Interactive Cardiovascular Library for animations that help explain these topics, high blood pressure and many other cardiovascular diseases. Click this link:...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Joel Robbins

    Joel Robbins Lafayette, IN My name is Joel Robbins and to quote the ER Doctor, I’m “one lucky dude”. On Aug 25th, 2010, my life changed in a heart-beat….or rather, lack thereof. As we would find out later, an unknown blood clot released from wherever it was hiding and I suddenly...
  • Blog Post: Session may be over, but you can still get involved!

    While the state legislature may not be in session right now, there are still ways we need your help! Stay involved this summer by checking out all the current Action Alerts you can still take part in! Urge Congress to participate in American Stroke Month! May is American Stroke Month,...
  • Blog Post: CPR update - in case you missed it

    Recently, Governor Pence signed House Bill 1290 into law. This bill requires all high school students to be trained in CPR prior to graduation. The American Heart Association would like to thank every volunteer who helped us advocate for this issue! So what are the next steps? This law goes into effect...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Isaak James Denton

    Isaak James Denton Monticello, IN In 2005 after a perfect pregnancy, Isaak James was born. Immediately following the C-section, he was cyanotic and went to the NICU. After some tests, it revealed that Isaak was born with multiple heart defects. He was soon transferred to Peyton Manning’s Children’s...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Katelynne Newton

    Katelynne Newton Avon, IN My name is Katelynne and I was diagnosed with Bradycardia a few years back. Bradycardia is a slow heart beat – less than 60 beats per minute. Despite my condition, I remain extremely active both at school and in the community. I am currently a senior in high school...
  • Blog Post: In Memory of Rekisha Harris

    *Guest Blogger Kevin Harker, Executive Vice President, Midwest Affiliate shares a story about loss. And while it’s difficult to read a story that doesn’t have a happy ending, it’s important that the story still gets told …. because the unfortunate reality is that heart disease...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Erin Cassidy

    Erin Cassidy Indiana It was a random Saturday, a normal one by all accounts. I spent the day teaching my fiancé’s, Steve’s, mother the basics of her new iPad. That evening Steve and I headed downtown to a very popular steak house to celebrate his upcoming birthday. We were midway...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story with Us!

    Sharing your own personal story is the most effective way to advocate for healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke! As you have noticed, the You’re the Cure community site now features pictures and stories of real advocates – people like you whose lives have been impacted...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Becky Halon

    Becky Halon Avon, Indiana I am a survivor of a devastating cardiac arrest at age 28. July 1, 2010 was an ordinary day for the Halon Family. I had taken my 3 children ages 10, 2 and 18 months to swim that morning, and for a jog as a family that evening. I was tired that night but any mom of 3 would...
  • Blog Post: Did you know: AHA offers Community Innovation Grants

    Did you know that the American Heart Association provides small mini-grants, up to $5,000, for local community projects that help advance our 2020 Impact Goal? The purpose of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grant initiative is to improve the cardiovascular health...
  • Blog Post: Separating the Truth from the Myths: New Cholesterol Guidelines

    Cholesterol is a concern for many Americans. Even those who exercise and eat a healthy diet can be at risk for high cholesterol because of hereditary factors. As you may have heard, earlier this month, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology published new guidelines on lifestyle...
  • Blog Post: Tobacco Harm Reduction: What you NEED to know

    Tobacco companies are at it again – recently, they have been working in states, including, Indiana, to implement Tobacco Harm Reduction strategies including promoting the use of smokeless tobacco products as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Susan Armstrong

    Susan Armstrong Carmel, IN My heart story is somewhat different in that I had a strong idea something was wrong with my health, but I denied all the signs. Shortly after 9/11 in 2001, I had the worst flu ever. Little did I know it was probably a virus attacking my heart. During the next twelve months...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Real Woman who's made a Real Change?

    The American Heart Association (AHA) is seeking nominations for its “Real Women. Real Change.” program, presented by UnitedHealthcare. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of its Go Red For Women campaign, the AHA will select 10 central Indiana women who have made positive changes...
  • Blog Post: Thank You from the Bottom of Our Hearts!

    The fall Indiana Heart Walk season has come to an end. This year advocacy participated in 13 of the 14 Indiana fall Heart Walks! Because of the amazing volunteers who helped us work these events, we were able to recruit more than 600 new You're the Cure networkers and more importantly collect more...
  • Blog Post: E-Cigarette Use Increases Among Teens

    A recent editorial in The New York Times sites a recent CDC report showing a notable increase in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that turn liquid nicotine into a vapor inhaled by the user. While some believe they are safer than cigarettes...
  • Blog Post: Raising Smart, Healthy Kids in Indiana

    The proposal to expand high-quality early learning opportunities with a 94¢ increase in the federal cigarette tax would produce the following benefits in Indiana. Projected Benefits in Indiana from Increased Federal Funding for Early Education The proposed early learning initiative would benefit...
  • Blog Post: New Report: Indiana is Eighth Most Obese State in Nation

    Washington, D.C. – Indiana is now the eighth most obese state in the nation, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). After three decades of increases, adult...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Bertina Patterson

    Bertina Patterson Indianapolis, IN It was the day that changed my life. I worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. While in the middle of passing the daily medications, I had a severe headache and started dropping items. I went to the head nurse and told her what was happening. She noticed that...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Wilma Shannon

    Wilma Shannon Muncie, IN A Miracle on Christmas Eve It was late in the evening, on December 23, 2001, and I had been wrapping Christmas presents for my kids. My arm had been hurting for a couple of days and I thought it was from carrying shopping bags at the mall. The pain became so severe that...
  • Blog Post: Statewide Smoke-free Law Would Not Hurt Indiana Restaurant and Bar Business

    There is one more reason we should make ALL workplaces smokefree in Indiana, including restaurants and bars! Check out the news release below from a recent study by the CDC. INDIANAPOLIS —Smoke-free restaurants and bar laws are good for health, and a new study published in the scientific journal...
  • Blog Post: Help Recruit New Advocates at an Upcoming Heart Walk

    The Advocacy Department needs 4-6 volunteers for our upcoming heart walks listed below. We will need help throughout the day working at the advocacy information table, collecting petition cards and recruiting new advocates to our network. Volunteers are needed for a four hour shift. All volunteers will...