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  • Stroke Survivors Deserve Better

    If Congress does not act before March 31st, stroke patients on Medicare will face frightening limits on the outpatient therapy needed to regain vital skills like walking and talking. The typical Medicare beneficiary has a $1,900 therapy cap, which usually only amounts to 3-5 weeks of crucial therapy. Our stroke survivors deserve better. Tell Congress to remove these arbitrary caps once-and-for-all!

  • Tell Congress: Kids Will Eat Healthier School Lunches

    A recent study reveals that most elementary age students are accepting the healthier school meals required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Help share this important news with your Members of Congress, as they make important decisions about the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

  • Urge Congress to Increase NIH Funding in the 2015 Budget

    Encourage Congress to include NIH funding in the budgets for the next year. Medical research is an important issue for You're the Cure advocates, so help by sharing your thoughts with Congress today!

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  • Oct

    World Stroke Day

    Wednesday, 1:01 AM – 12:59 AM

    On October 29th, the American Stroke Association is participating with organizations across the country to promote World Stroke Day. Stroke affects too many Americans in this country. A person in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, with about 795,000 having one every year. Stroke is the no. 4 cause of death in the United States and the no. 3 cause of death in women. It is quite clear that more awareness is needed about nation’s no. 1 preventable cause of disability.

    Together, we can make stroke preventable, beatable, and treatable. Here are three, easy ways you can participate in World Stroke Day.

    1. Tell Congress to permanently remove caps on rehabilitative therapy for stroke survivors on Medicare.
    2. Learn the warning signs of a stroke by downloading the F.A.S.T. app.
    3. Share the F.A.S.T. Infographic with friends and family. 

    Stroke affects too many Americans, but we can stop it. But only together.



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