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  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Melanie Carvell

    Melanie Carvell is a physical therapist and Director of Sanford’s Women’s Health Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Melanie also leads Sanford Health’s Wellness at Work team which was chosen as an American Heart Association “Fit Friendly Worksite” this year. She has also...
  • Blog Post: Lace up and Walk to Better Health

    The American Heart Association invited all Americans to lace up for their heart health and get moving on National Walking Day, April 2 nd . Walking has many health benefits, and April is the ideal time to kick-start your physical activity routine! Research has shown that every hour of regular exercise...
  • Blog Post: Encourage State Leadership on Hypertension

    The need for statewide action on hypertension is clear. Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. It’s also preventable and controllable. High blood pressure is treatable, if more North Dakotans are driven to know their numbers, if well managed...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Amy Walters

    This month's Advocate Spotlight shines on Amy Walters. Amy has been a passionate You're the Cure advocate for several years, however, her leadership to implement CPR in schools has been instrumental in the success of this life-saving program. Recently, Amy shared with us where her passion for...
  • Blog Post: Healthier Food Choices Start at Home

    The American Heart Association has developed healthy tips, recipes and guides to make it even easier to eat healthier and save money by preparing more meals at home. And what better time for your family to start making healthier food choices than March, which happens to be National Nutrition Month? ...
  • Blog Post: Central Valley and LaMoure Public Schools First to Achieve CPR Smart School Recognition in North Dakota

    LaMoure Public School and Central Valley Public School in Buxton are the first schools in North Dakota to be recognized as CPR Smart by the American Heart Association by including CPR and AED training into their required curriculum for high school graduation. To achieve CPR Smart School recognition...
  • Blog Post: Be Heroic - Learn CPR

    You can save a life – be heroic by learning CPR. It’s easier than you might think. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. It can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Hands-Only...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Curtis Halmrast

    It was CPR training in high school that sparked interest in a career of saving lives in the field of EMS for You’re the Cure advocate, Curtis Halmrast. Curtis became a volunteer responder in high school and then a paramedic. He is a long-time American Heart Association CPR instructor, teaching...
  • Blog Post: AHA Participates in Giving Hearts Day

    The American Heart Association will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the first time on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Online contributions made to the American Heart Association of $10 or more will be matched up to $4,000 by Dakota Medical Foundation, doubling the impact. All donations are tax-deductible...
  • Blog Post: North Dakota Students Trained in CPR

    Student council leaders from across North Dakota had the opportunity recently to learn a life-saving skill - CPR. Last year, state legislators appropriated funding for schools who want to provide CPR training to their students. Student Council leaders came together at their annual conference and took...
  • Blog Post: North Dakota Man Saved by CPR and AED

    While students across North Dakota were being trained to use CPR and how to use the AED, a North Dakota man's life was being saved by implementing CPR and the automated external defibrilator (AED). Anyone who learns how to do CPR hopes they never have to use it. But knowing how to do CPR and how...
  • Blog Post: My Story: Jana Tronier

    “Only men have heart disease.’ ”I don’t smoke, my heart is fine. “My arms are numb, it must be a pinched a nerve.” “I’m a woman and too young to have heart issues.” Those were the things I told myself for three years, having no idea these symptoms...
  • Blog Post: Take Precautions when Shoveling Snow

    With winter weather arriving in the form of several inches of snow across the Midwest, the American Heart Association reminds shovelers that the risk of heart attack increases when moving snow. Director of Mission: Lifeline South Dakota, Gary Myers, says the cold and snow can be fatal. Myers says super...
  • Blog Post: New Cholesterol Guidelines - Separating the Truth from the Myths

    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: North Dakota Woman Advocates the Value of Learning CPR

    When Roxy Burnside celebrates the holidays this year, she will be especially thankful that bystanders knew how to perform CPR and use the AED. Last year, while participating in the holiday lights parade in Fargo, Roxy had a heart attack. Thankfully, bystanders sprang into action and provided life-saving...
  • Blog Post: Snow Fall Increases ER Visits

    As wintery weather moves across North Dakota, Dr. Jeffrey Sather, an emergency room physician at Trinity Health in Bismarck, has some helpful advice before you grab that snow shovel. Dr. Sather says heart issues are common when snow falls and people who don't normally get a lot of physical activity...
  • Blog Post: Our Story: Austin Lindberg and Mom Lisa Lindberg

    The holidays are a time for family, counting our blessings and reflection. Lisa Lindberg is thankful for the work of the American Heart Association to fund heart and stroke research and the advocacy work in North Dakota. Lisa’s testimony in support of SB 2172 - a bill to ensure that newborns are...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating One Year Anniversary of Smoke Free Air

    North Dakotans are celebrating the one year anniversary of passage of their smoke-free law. On November 6, 2012, all 53 counties in the state of North Dakota voted in support of a 100% smoke-free law. The smoke-free ballot initiative was supported by two-thirds (67%) of the voting public to protect North...
  • Blog Post: November is National Caregivers Month

    Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment — and it’s one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their loved ones, despite the many roles they play. If you’re a caregiver, you may feel tired,...
  • Blog Post: Our Story: Tom and Kim Cariveau

    Tom and Kim Cariveau North Dakota During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their loved ones, despite the many roles they play. We are honored to recognized Kim and Tom Cariveau for their courage and willingness to share their...
  • Blog Post: American Heart Association Launches Campaign to Save More Lives from Heart Attacks

    The American Heart Association wants North Dakota residents to call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a heart attack. “Too many lives in North Dakota are compromised or lost when people don’t call 9-1-1 when they’re having a heart attack,” says Dr. Jeffrey Sather, Emergency Medical...
  • Blog Post: My Story: Ryan Radermacher

    Ryan Radermacher North Dakota The rural Casselton farmer, Ryan Radermacher, knew something was wrong. The afternoon was hot and muggy, but not enough to cause heavy sweating. He’d been repairing some sugar beet equipment, preparing for upcoming harvest, nothing too strenuous. “I was...
  • Blog Post: Simple Test Saved Baby's Life

    The North Dakota legislature passed a law this year ensuring that all babies born in our state are tested for congenital heart defects before they leave to go home from the hospital. This test, called a Pulse Oximetry test, is inexpensive, non-invasive, and is being credited around the country with saving...
  • Blog Post: Fall Stroke Connection 2013 Available Online

    The American Heart Association is proud to launch the 2013 Fall Stroke Connection publication now available online! In our efforts to continuously provide the most up-to-date information about heart disease and stroke, we are pleased to be provide this publication online to our advocates. The Fall 2013...
  • Blog Post: Health Insurance Marketplace opens Oct. 1

    Individuals, families and small employers can start shopping on Oct. 1 for health insurance under the new Health Insurance Marketplace created under the health care law. The online Marketplace will open in every state and open enrollment will last until March 31. Consumers will be able to check and see...