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  • Get Registered. You're the Cure

    Are you registered to vote? If not, register today ! It only happens every four years. Join your fellow American Heart Association advocates and Get Out The Vote this election! If you’re not registered to vote, you won’t be able to participate in the 2012 election. Make sure your voice...
  • Get Out The Vote. You're the Cure

    Find your polling place! It only happens every four years. Join your fellow American Heart Association advocates and Get Out The Vote this election! Show up at the polls. It’s time to vote! Go to your local voting centers and exercise your civic duty and right by casting your votes today...
  • Save the Date: Wear Red Day!

    Wear red on February 1st to show you support in the fight against the number 1 killer of women. Heart Disease still kills more women than all cancers combined and wearing your favorite red article of clothing at home, at work, or around town will bring awareness to this vital health issue. How do...
  • Save the Date: 3rd Annual State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

    Join the conversation about our nation's No. 1 killer of women with some of the country's health leaders, including Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, and Million Hearts Director Dr. Janet Wright. The...
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  • Rally for Medical Research

    On April 8, thousands of patients & researchers, including hundreds of American Heart Association You’re the Cure advocates, will be in our nation's capital to speak with one voice in support for a strong national investment in the National Institutes of Health at the Rally for Medical...
  • American Stroke Month

    May is American Stroke Month- a time to raise awareness about our nation's No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability- and we need your help to get the word out! Commit to some of the following activities throughout the month: 1. Learn F.A.S.T. to be able to spot stroke warning signs and...
  • LIVE Webcast: Signs of Progress Toward Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    Nearly one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. But growing evidence suggests that places making strong, far-reaching changes—those that make healthy foods available in schools and communities and integrate physical activity into people's daily lives—are seeing reductions...
  • Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

    On September 18th, the American Heart Association will join partner groups for the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, DC, to continue to stress to our nation's decision makers that funding for the National Institutes of Health must be prioritized. While we can't physically...
  • Recognize World Stroke Day

    Worldwide, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and stroke claims a life every six seconds . On World Stroke Day, October 29, 2013 , we invite you to stand in solidarity with us and learn F.A.S.T. to remember the stroke warning signs. Let’s come together on World Stroke Day and...
  • National Eating Healthy Day

    On National Eating Healthy Day- November 6th- we're encouraging all Americans to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition- and celebrating is easy! Complete our registration form today to receive the free National Eating Healthy Day Toolkit, complete...
  • National Family Caregivers Month

    November is National Family Caregivers Month- a time to recognize and appreciate the loved ones who provide critical support and care for stroke survivors during recovery, rehabilitation, and beyond. While family caregivers give so much, it is important for them to take care of themselves as well...
  • State of the Union - 2014

    Tune in to watch the President give his annual State of the Union address! Keep an eye out for any mentions of heart and stroke policy!
  • Blog Post: Infographic: Affordable Care Act- Protecting Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

    Learn about the protections and rights congenital heart defect patients have under the health care law.
  • 4th Annual State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

    Want to hear from some of our nation's leading health officials- including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director Dr. Gary Gibbons- about the progress being made in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women? Then be sure to...
  • Blog Post: Big Changes in Store for Food Labels

    After more than two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods. The proposals would require food manufacturers to list added sugars , nutrition counts for more-realistic portion sizes and total nutrition information for multiple...
  • Blog Post: AHA Frustrated by President’s NIH Budget

    American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., issued the following comment today on President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015: “With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, President Obama’s proposed budget for the National Institutes of Health is utterly...
  • Blog Post: Action Needed: Last Chance to Stop Therapy Caps

    For stroke survivors on Medicare and their families, the countdown to March 31st is like déjà vu. Year after year, Congress waits until the last minute to pass temporary fixes to the ‘therapy cap’ problem, but this year, we’re saying enough is enough. Will you join us...
  • Blog Post: Time is Running Out to Get Covered

    Having quality health care coverage is critical to preventing and treating heart disease and stroke. That’s why we want to make sure everyone knows that the deadline to enroll in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace is March 31 st ! Since the Marketplace opened on October 1 st , 2013...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Kim Edmonds

    Kim Edmonds Missouri My story begins, 42 years ago, at birth. From the beginning, I had been diagnosed with a heart murmur, which is not uncommon for newborns. It wasn’t until my sports physical during my senior year in high school until it was ever brought up again. Initially, I was misdiagnosed...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Renee Stringer

    Renee Stringer Iowa My heart issues became apparent in 2002 when I was having episodes where my heart would race to the point where my body would cough excessively until my heart would resume to normal. The episodes had been occurring for a couple of years, however I didn’t worry about them...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Breckyn Reynolds

    Breckyn Reynolds Kansas I had an uneventful pregnancy. After giving birth to my third daughter Breckyn, we noticed something wasn’t ‘quite right.’ However, no one at the hospital seemed concerned and they sent us home with our newborn baby girl. Weeks later, while we attended the...
  • Blog Post: Spring Has Sprung and So Has Budget Season!

    It’s that time of year again. While we wait for the cherry blossoms to bloom in Washington, D.C., budget discussions are heating up between the White House and Capitol Hill. On March 4 th , the President released his budget proposal for 2015 and now Members of Congress are working to establish...
  • Blog Post: On Kick Butts Day, Let's Commit to Making Tobacco History

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown teamed up with Matthew Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, on a blog post for The Huffington Post this week. Check out what they had to say about the importance of Kick Butts Day (March 19th) and the tobacco control goals our nation's...
  • Twitter Chat! Affordable Care Act Q & A

    March 31st is the open enrollment deadline for the Health Insurance Marketplace and we want to make sure you have the information you need to get covered! Join us and our friends from the American Cancer Society- Cancer Action Network and Autism Speaks for a Twitter chat on March 19th at 2:00 EST. ...