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  • You're the Cure Community Site Training IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a teleconference series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals!

    The SSEEO Toll-Free Teleconference Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting survivors, caregivers, health professionals and other stroke stakeholders. Many stroke stakeholders use the teleconference series as a lunch and learn, Primary Stroke Center (PSC) community...
  • EMS Press Conference

    PLEASE JOIN US TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR EMS IN ILLINOIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SPRINGFIELD ON DECEMBER 4 WHAT: Press conference announcing a new coalition to support EMS in IL. The coalition will back legislative efforts to: · Designate EMS as an essential service in Illinois · Secure...
  • SSEEO Teleconference

    Topic: Stroke News and New Stroke Research Presented by Franklin Marden, M.D., F.A.H.A. Interventional Neuroradiologist-Alexian Brothers Health System. Stroke research and breakthroughs! Clinical researchers continue to work on improving the chances that a patient can prevent, or recover optimally, from...
  • Heart360 Get to Goal Latino Kickoff

    Join the American Heart Association as we kick off Heart360-Get to Goal! The Chicago Heart360-Get to Goal Program is dedicated to help Latinos reduce their blood pressure and lower their chances of heart disease and stroke by providing the necessary tools and resources to monitor their blood pressure...
  • Stroke Risk and the Role of Family History and Genetics - SSEEO Event

    Tuesday, September 10th, 12:00-1:00pm central time: Stroke Risk and the Role of Family History and Genetics presented by Charulatha Nagar, MD from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Did your father, mother or grandparent have a stroke? Do you have high blood pressure, cholesterol or C-reactive proteins...
  • Strike Out Stroke

    Please join us in supporting the Strike Out Stroke event on September 15th in collaboration with the Midwest Stroke Action Alliance and Retreat and Refresh. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is working with the Midwest Stroke Action Alliance and Retreat and Refresh in supporting...
  • SSEEO 8th Annual Conference - After Stroke Comes the Rest of Your Life

    SSEEO 8 th Annual Conference After Stroke, Comes the Rest of Your Life! Saturday, October 5 th , 8am – 12pm Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital 660 N. Westmoreland Rd. (Visitor Entrance) Lake Forest, IL Keynote Speaker « Dale Spencer Don’t Fear...
  • SSEEO - Art Therapies as a Pathway to Stroke Recovery

    Join the members of SSEEO, other stroke survivors, caregivers and family members as we celebrate life and learn new skills through exciting workshops and presentations. For more information or to RSVP: Email: christine@sseeo.org www.sseeo.org Phone: 1-888-988-8047
  • SSEEO - Understanding Financial Resources for Stroke Survivors

    Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a lunch and learn series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals! The SSEEO Toll-Free Lunch and Learn Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting stroke survivors, caregivers...
  • SSEEO - Planes, Trains and Automobiles…How to Plan a Vacation if You Have a Disability

    Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) invites you to join a lunch and learn series for stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals! The SSEEO Toll-Free Lunch and Learn Series builds community, provides support and shares information by connecting stroke survivors, caregivers...
  • Blog Post: Results of Public Opinion Poll Show Illinoisans Support Daily Physical Education

    Last month, advocates from across the state gathered in Springfield to draw attention to the importance of daily P.E. in Illinois schools. The American Heart Association participated in a press event on March 19 annoucing the latest polling results that showcase strong support by Illinois residents for...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Michelle Allen

    Michelle Allen Rockford, IL Ten years ago I lost my 37 year old husband to heart disease (at the time, our children were ages 1 and 3). Five years prior to that, I lost my father to heart disease. These losses compelled me to do all that I can to become involved in raising awareness about heart disease...
  • Blog Post: Illinois senator Mark Kirk invites AHA volunteers, staff to participate in stroke panel discussion

    Check out this photo from the Chicago Sun-Times featuring a couple of our top volunteers and Northwestern, physicians, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones (Chicago board president, on the right) and Dr. Shyam Prabhakaran (stroke systems advocate, second from left), at a news conference with Senator Mark Kirk, a stroke...
  • Blog Post: Supporters of Lauren's Law

    Proponents of this life-saving bill include: American Heart Association American Red Cross Associated Firefighters of Illinois Illinois AFL-CIO Illinois Association of Retired Firefighters Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Illinois...
  • Blog Post: Kirk Disrude demonstrates that STROKE IS BEATABLE

    It was early in the morning, September 2011. Kirk Disrude went to reach for a shirt in his closet and felt a sharp pain, "like a rubber band snapping" in his brain. As the room spun around him, he lost his balance and fell. He called for his wife Beth, and that’s the last memory he can...
  • Blog Post: SSEEO promotes programs at Vista Health System

    Stroke Survivors Empower Each Other (SSEEO) hosted an event at Vista Health System, Waukegan, Lobby Day on Monday, May 5th (Picture on left is from the Sun-Times). Stroke survivors and health professionals attended the event as it announced May as National Stroke Awareness month, recognized SSEEO partnership...
  • Blog Post: Senate Committees pass two top-priority bills

    It has been a successful day in Springfield, where two of our top-priority bills passed Senate committees earlier this afternoon! HB 3724, a bill which will make CPR and AED training a mandatory part of IL’s high-school curriculum, passed the Senate Education Committee, while HB 5742, a bill which...
  • Blog Post: About Lauren's Law

    On February 8, 2008, Lauren Laman was in the gym at St. Charles North High School practicing with the rest of her dance team when she went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). While an AED was available, it was not used, and while CPR was eventually administered, it was not sufficient. By the time EMS arrived...
  • Blog Post: Letter to the Editor - Fighting Childhood Obesity

    The Southern Illinoisan hands out a "Golden Pen Award" every month to the person who writes the best Letter to the Editor. Read below to see how Jagan M Ailinani,MD,FACR wants to fight childhood obesity. To the Editor: I commend Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago and Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston...