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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!
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • March is Nutrition Month!

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Make it your Nutrition Month mission to learn & share important tips and information as we work together to help all Americans eat healthier for their hearts! Take action this month by: 1) Learning about...
  • May is American Stroke Month

    Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death with someone being diagnosed with the disease every 40 seconds! However, May is American Stroke Month and here are some ways for you to get involve to make stroke preventable, treatable, and beatable ! 1.Get your lawmakers involved today! Send a quick email...
  • National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, with nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the United States. By performing Hands Only CPR, you can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.\ Here are...
  • National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    Did you know that immediately performing CPR on a sudden cardiac arrest victim can double or even triple their chance of survival? That is why knowing the simple steps of CPR is so important. June 1st - June 7th is National CPR and AED Awareness Week and here are a few ways to get involved! ...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Dezi Hamann

    Dezi Hamann Iowa Dezi exudes strength and joy. As his mom, and as a heart mom, I owe it to him to do everything I can to help sustain the progress that was made by three pioneers with heart babies. It was April 21, 2013 that our baby was diagnosed with a CHD and that moment feels like it was a...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Kaala Berry

    Kaala Berry Kansas I am a junior at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, KS. Since 2011, I have been actively volunteering in various American Heart Association initiatives such as health fairs, “Power To End Stroke” program and advocacy efforts such as Hands Only CPR, Healthy...
  • Blog Post: Watch Out for Sneaky Salt!

    Did you know that most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s recommended amount of sodium? Chances are, that includes you—even if you rarely pick up the salt shaker. The worst part is, most of us don’t even realize how much salt we’re taking in. But sure...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Dr. Jim Blaine

    Dr Jim Blaine Missouri As an Emergency physician for 17 years, Dr. Jim Blaine is very aware of the devastation caused by cardiovascular disease. As a Family Physician for the last 15 years, he acknowledges that most cardiovascular disease can be prevented. Recently, Dr. Blaine has become a Provider...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Testifies about the Personal Toll of Chronic Diseases

    You're the Cure advocate Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D- Oregon. Dempsey, age 44, said she...
  • Blog Post: New Study: Students Accepting Healthier School Meals

    A recent study reveals that most elementary age students are accepting the healthier school meals required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Despite early complaints from kids when the new menus were introduced in the fall of 2012, researchers found that attitudes about and sales...