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  • Blog Post: April Update from Springfield

    Below is a legislation update from Alex Meixner, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association. All – we have some good progress to report in Springfield on the systems-of-care front, as Illinois’ annual spring legislative session rolls on.  So without further ado: ...
  • Blog Post: Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota Stroke News Update - Minnesota Stroke System Launch, March 2014

    Minnesota Stroke System Newsletter March 2014 Spring is finally here! You know what that means: walking outside without a winter coat; the singing of birds; and, of course, the launch of the Minnesota Stroke System! After months of preparation, we are ready for implementation. The first phase of...
  • Blog Post: Major Stroke Legislation Introduced in Illinois

    Major new stroke legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate with the goal of keeping stroke care in Illinois moving forward.  Drafted by special committee of stroke professionals from across the state, including several AHA/ASA volunteers, House Bill 5742 and Senate Bill 3520 are progressing...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Shauna Brick

    Shauna Brick Shakopee, MN What couldn’t a girl say about her father? He watched you grow from daddy’s little girl to an independent woman, teaching you valuable life lessons and sharing in all your special moments along the way. In 1998, I almost lost my father to a life threatening stroke...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Kirk Disrude

    Kirk Disrude Illinois Kirk Disrude was a healthy, 38-year-old PE teacher and coach. On September 6, 2011, he reached for a shirt, only to feel “as if a rubber band had snapped in my head. I totally lost my balance and fell,” he said. “I sat there for minute and thought, ‘This...
  • Blog Post: Minnesota Launching Effort to Improve Stroke Care

    St. Paul, Minn- Today is World Stroke Day, and stroke continues to be one of the leading killers in Minnesota and across the nation. However, a new effort set to start up in Minnesota in the New Year should mean better care and outcomes there. According to Dr. Albert Tsai, director of the Minnesota...
  • Blog Post: Illinois Primary Stroke Center Law Finalized in Time for World Stroke Day

    Observed on Oct 29, World Stroke Day helps educate the public about warning signs and raises awareness for this preventable, treatable and beatable disease. Time is critical in any medical emergency, and that is especially true during a stroke, when time lost is brain lost. Thankfully, the door is...
  • Blog Post: A Call to Action: My Rally for Medical Research Day on the Hill

    The following is a guest blog entry from Lisa Bartlett, Illinois You're the Cure advocate and stroke survivor. Lisa attended the Rally for Medical Research in Washington D.C. in September. On September 18th, I joined 250 survivors and advocates to tell Congress to invest in the National Institutes...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Lisa Bartlett

    Lisa Bartlett Downers Grove, IL When I was 23, I suffered a stroke in my left caudate nucleus. As I frequently had migraines in the past, I thought I was having the worst migraine of my life. I did not know what was happening until my roommate recognized that I was limping on the right side, one of...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Con Olson

    Con Olson Kansas I originally became involved with the American Heart Association through my career. As a paramedic, we recognized the American Heart Association as the gold standard for our CPR and ACLS courses. Over time, I have had the opportunity to provide training certifications, become a BLS...
  • 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: State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health

    More funding coming to Indiana to address heart disease, stroke, diabetes, school health and worksite wellness. It is anticipated Indiana will receive a little more than $1.7 million to help combat obesity and prevent heart disease and stroke. To read more about this new funding, please visit the link...
  • Blog Post: State of Indiana Finally Receives Heart Disease and Stroke Funding

    The Indiana State Department of Health announced it has received a four-year health screening-related grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant was awarded to the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and will be used to implement the Well-Integrated Screening for Evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Study shows citywide policy may help stroke patients recover

    Alex wanted to make sure you saw this article on the importance of having a stroke system of care from the Chicago Sun-Times: A citywide policy enacted in 2011 — involving Chicago ambulance crews taking suspected stroke patients directly to accredited hospitals with accredited stroke centers...
  • Blog Post: My Story: Dina Piersawl

    Dina Piersawl Chicago, IL I suffered a mini-stroke on January 2, 2004, but my story began a few days earlier during the holidays. I was visiting my parents in Kentucky and had a nagging headache. My mother told me that my eyes looked funny and asked me what was wrong - a mother always knows when there...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Kaelyn Mulcahy

    Kaelyn Mulcahy Apple Valley, MN Last year, when I was 21, I had three strokes. I was at work when the first one happened. I was dizzy and a little disoriented with a bad headache on the left side of my head and sharp pain at the back of my neck. After an hour and still not feeling well I went home...
  • Blog Post: Health officials urge Minnesotans to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke

    Justin wanted to make sure you saw this great news release from the Minnesota Department of Health on stroke in Minnesota: In recent years, Minnesota has made significant progress in reducing hospitalizations for heart attacks but rates of stroke hospitalizations have remained stubbornly steady. ...
  • Blog Post: Striking Out at Stroke, Minnesota's Third Leading Killer

    As you probably already know, May is Stroke Month! What better way to celebrate stroke awareness than to take a few minutes and learn about the stroke systems bill we are advocating for in Minnesota. Every year there are nearly 12,000 hospital admissions in Minnesota due to stroke, and a new effort...
  • Blog Post: May is Stroke Month

    During the month of May, the American Stroke Association works hard to spread awareness of the signs of a stroke. You can share the following information with your audience to help them spot the signs of a stroke, using F.A.S.T. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When...
  • Blog Post: Act FAST - May is American Stroke Month

    During the month of May, the American Stroke Association works hard to spread awareness of the signs of a stroke. You can share the following information with your audience to help them to spot the signs of a stroke, using FAST: F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you...
  • Blog Post: SSEEO to Host Webinar - May 14, 2013

    What to do When the Support Leaves You Presented by: Sandy Hoelzel, RN, MSN, CRRN of Resurrection Medical Center Tuesday, May 14th, 12:00-1:00 pm central time How do you manage your life at home and in the community when your support leaves you? Where do you go in the community or how do you get access...
  • Blog Post: Stroke Hearing

    The first steps to launching an Acute Stroke System of Care for Minnesota had its debut this week at the Legislature. HF 672 & SF 598, a bill allowing for designation of stroke hospitals based on capacity. The bill is bipartisan and passed out BOTH the House and Senate HHS Policy Committees this...
  • Blog Post: June Herman Discusses North Dakota Stroke System of Care with Inforum

    AHA Regional Vice President June Herman was quoted in a recent article in the Fargo-Moorhead Inforum about North Dakota's progress in stroke systems of care. North Dakota continues to lead the nation in reducing stroke as a cause of death, and for improving stroke outcomes for survivors. CLICK HERE...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Meet with Lieutenant Governor Wrigley

    AHA advocates Amy Walters and Carrie McLeod, along with Government Relations Director June Herman, met with Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley to outline legislative priorities for the coming session. Advocates delivered hundreds of postcards signed by North Dakotans advocating to continue building effective...
  • Blog Post: Minnesotans Told to Think "FAST" When It Comes to Stroke

    Check out this article on Stroke, featuring AHA Government Relations Director Justin Bell. ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesotans are being reminded that time is of the essence on this World Stroke Day. Justin Bell, government relations director for the American Heart Association, says a stroke is a vascular...