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    Stroke survivors need Congress to act now!

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    As we speak, there is a bill in both the House and Senate that repeals arbitrary caps on stroke survivors' rehabilitative therapy, but time is running out. If Congress fails to pass this legislation before January, we will have to start over again...
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    The School Day Just Got Healthier

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    Kids across the country are being welcomed back to school with healthier options to fuel their bodies and minds! New nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in a la carte lines, snack bars and vending machines take effect this year- and YOU have...
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    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!
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    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...
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    Tell Congress WHY you support medical research

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    Right now cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, but it does not have to be this way. Medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is key to saving more lives. For us, we support the NIH because LIFE...
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    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...
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    CVS stores now tobacco-free, changes name to reflect health focus

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    The first national pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco said all 7,700 stores had halted sales by Wednesday — about a month earlier than planned — and announced a name change from CVS Caremark to CVS Health to reflect its commitment to health...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Advocates Take Stroke Message to Washington

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    From the White House to Capitol Hill, You’re the Cure advocates told our nation's leaders that stroke is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Learn about the special day they spent in D.C. during American Stroke Month!
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    AHA Releases First Policy Statement on E-Cigarettes

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    Since their creation a decade ago, e-cigarette sales have been booming, raising important questions about research, regulation, and public health.
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    Introducing 'Life is Why'

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    Here at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association we’re excited about our new brand Life is Why and we hope you are excited too!
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    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.
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    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...
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    Where Do Your Candidates Stand?

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    Believe it or not, the November elections are right around the corner! Do you know where your candidates stand on medical research? Get involved with the Ask Your Candidates campaign!
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    “Hello! My name is ____”

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    It’s time to welcome the 113 th Congress! We all know the best welcomes are personal, so we’re asking You’re the Cure advocates to introduce themselves to their members of Congress by recording a video and uploading it to Facebook. ...
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    Act for AEDs in More Communities

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    Tell Congress to help increase access to life-saving AEDs in EVERY state !
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    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...
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    American Heart Association Hopes NIH Increase Will End Flat-Funding Cycle

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    Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 – American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup M.D. issued the following comments today on the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s proposed $605 million increase to the National Institutes...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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!
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    Surgeon General’s Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Bold Action Against Tobacco

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    Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress : “Over the last 50...