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ADV-DC-Federal - Blog 312
FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog madison 456
GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog 429
GSA-Greater Southeast Affiliate - Blog Fighting heart disease and stroke in the southeastern part of the nation through advocacy. 253
MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog AHA's Mid-Atlanitc Affiliate includes DC, MD, VA, NC, and SC. 196
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Let's Improve the American Diet

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    If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eliminated trans fats from the American diet, we could prevent over 10,000 heart attacks and more than 3,000 deaths per year. But, the FDA needs to hear from you first! Let your voice be heard today!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Speak Up for Tobacco Regulation

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    A rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products is a good first step, but it doesn't go far enough to protect young people. Tell the FDA stronger regulations are needed...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Welcome to Our You're the Cure Community

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    Welcome to the new and improved You’re the Cure website. I’m Clarissa, and I have had the privilege of overseeing the You’re the Cure program for the past seven years. You may recognize my name from our emails. Admittedly, it’s...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Welcome, Kim!

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    The Mid-Atlantic Government Relations team is pleased to announce that the American Heart Association Grassroots’ staff is growing. Please join us in welcoming to our team, Kim Chidester, Director of Grassroots and Local Advocacy. Kim will be focusing...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Enthused Advocates Represent You're the Cure at Federal Lobby Day

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    Just in time for the cherry blossoms blooming in DC, more than 300 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association advocates from across the county descended upon our nation's capitol, eager to request the restoration of federal funding...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Save the Date for State Lobby Day!

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    Want to meet us here at NC You’re the Cure face to face? Want to get involved with state legislative issues? This is just the event for you! Mark Your Calendar! Block off Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26 for the 2013 NC AHA You're...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    State Lobby Day Kicks Off Today

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    We are excited to welcome nearly sixty You’re the Cure North Carolina members to Raleigh for the 2013 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day. Activities kick-off today with an advocacy training that provided an in-depth look...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Unlock Your Advocacy Potential

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    Do you want to be a You’re the Cure Champion? Set-up your community profile today to climb through our advocate ranks as you take important actions to help build healthier lives.
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Watch Out for Sneaky Salt!

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    Did you know that most Americans eat more than twice the recommended amount of sodium? Chances are, that includes you. The worst part is, most of us don’t even realize how much salt we’re taking in because Salt is sneaking up on us. Stand...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Calling All You're the Cure Superheroes!

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    Forget Captain America and Wonder Woman. When it comes to fighting heart disease and stroke, You’re the Cure advocates are the superheroes we’ll choose to have on our side every time. Get ready to show us your best superhero pose!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Understanding the Financial Costs of Stroke Caregiving

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    During National Family Caregivers Month, learn about the often overlooked financial impact of being a family caregiver to a stroke survivor- and the legislation the AHA/ASA is advocating for to help.
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Meet Yolanda Dickerson, Survivor Advocate of the Year!

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    Last week at the American Heart Association’s Federal Lobby Day Yolanda Dickerson was honored and named the Survivor Advocate of the Year. The Survivor Advocate of the Year award is given to one heart disease or stroke survivor who has made an exceptional...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Smoke-free Saves Lives

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    As advocates your efforts to promote strong health policies are saving lives and healthcare costs. Do you remember hearing that visits to the emergency room by North Carolinians experiencing heart attacks declined by 21% during the first year of our state’s...
  • WSA-Western States Affiliate - Blog

    Healthy Holidays

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    Guest Blogger: Christine Wooley, Advocate Leader With the holidays in full swing, it can be a challenge to stick to your normal workout routine and stay on a healthy diet. This holiday I have been wearing a pedometer and keeping healthy food choices...
  • SWA-Southwest Affiliate - Blog

    Welcome to the new You’re the Cure Community Site!

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    Take action, comment on blog articles, earn points, gain badges all because You’re the Cure . Dear Advocates, I want to welcome you to our new You’re the Cure Community Site and I hope you enjoy it. This will be your one stop shop for...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Born with Only Half a Heart

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    Congenital Heart Defect ...words I had never heard before I was 20 weeks pregnant with my daughter. Gretta Joy is a 5 year old survivor of Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. What is that you ask? It is a critical heart defect (CHD) she was born with that...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    CPR Matters

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    Sometimes you just need a lifesaver. Quickly. Many people are alive today because individuals trained in CPR—including youth and adults who received that training in school—stepped in and gave CPR until EMTs arrived. We need to create a generation...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Pursuing Pulse Ox Around the Country

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    All across America, You're the Cure advocates and American Heart Association staff are working to ensure newborn babies are screened for congenital heart defects before they leave the hospital. A quick, painless screening using pulse oximetry- really...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    New Year, New Advocates

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    It’s the New Year, which means time for setting goals and making resolutions. At You’re the Cure, we have our own resolution for 2014. We want to grow the base of advocates fighting for heart and stroke policy change. Here’s how you...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Milestone: One Million Lifesavers!

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    We are thrilled to announce a major milestone in our efforts to create a generation of lifesavers with CPR training in schools: 16 states across the country now require CPR training prior to graduation, which means all one million students that graduate...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    One Million Milestone

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    We’ve reached an amazing milestone in our 'Be CPR Smart' campaign! Over 1,000,000 students will graduate annually knowing the life-saving skill thanks to legislation passed in 17 states. Learn how you can help us reach two million lifesavers...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Share Your Medical Research Story

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    Have you benefited from medical research? If so, we want to hear from you! Federal funding for medical research is once again in jeopardy and your story can make a big difference in Washington. Tell it today!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Help Cut Junk Food Ads Out of Schools!

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    Should junk foods be marketed in schools? We don't think so either! Take action for stronger wellness policies that will help empower more schools to prioritize nutrition and physical activity.
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Relief for stroke patients on Medicare

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    There is some big news to report from Washington, D.C. Over the past several months, thousands of You’re the Cure advocates like you have sent over 8,500 messages to Capitol Hill urging their lawmakers to stop potentially devastating caps on outpatient...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    You're Invited! State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

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    Are you ready to kick-off American Heart Month in a big way? Join us for the 3rd Annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar!