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    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!
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    Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

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    After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging. That's why the American Stroke Association created a volunteer-powered library to gather ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals who’ve created or...
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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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    Share Your Story: Mary Beth Miller

    Mary Beth Miller Alabama Our daughter was born with a very complex congenital heart defect. As new parents we have these dreams for our children: becoming a star athlete; an astronaut; having a family of their own. We never expect those dreams to be...
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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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    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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    We Need More PE!

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    One important way to stop this rise in obesity and chronic disease in our children is by establishing lifelong physical activity habits with strong physical education (PE) programs and regular physical activity opportunities throughout the day in our...
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    Share Your Story: Ronna Kratzer

    Ronna Kratzer California The AHA has been a part of my life and many of my family members' lives from birth. As of today, we have 14 family members that have been born with Congenital Heart Defects. Without funding for research, many of my family...
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    Happy Anniversary, You're the Cure Community!

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    It's been one year since the launch of the You're the Cure Community website... and we're celebrating! Learn about the 'gift' you can give us for our 'paper anniversary'!
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    Share Your Story: Jose Maldonado

    Jose Maldonado Maryland In 2002, I suffered a devastating stroke. As I began my struggle with physical therapy, I realized that it was just as tough on me, as it was on my family to see me this way. So, I committed myself to 4 to 6 hours a day of therapy...
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    You’re the Cure Advocates Urge Congress to Protect NIH Funding!

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    On June 6th, over 40 You’re the Cure Advocates from 17 key states came to Washington to urge their Members of Congress to protect funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from automatic budget cuts set to occur in January 2013. If the...
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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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    Influencing Undecided Lawmakers

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    How do we convince legislators to support policies important to the heart and stroke community? Check out this video produced by the Congressional Management Foundation to learn the best strategies for influencing your undecided lawmakers.
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    Understanding Your Member of Congress

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    Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Member of Congress, or if they really consider your opinion when making decisions? Check out our new video, produced by the Congressional Management Foundation, for an insider look at Congressional offices...
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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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    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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    Congressional Women ‘Go Red’ For American Heart Month

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    A bipartisan group of women from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate joined the American Heart Association on Valentine’s Day to ‘Go Red’ in support of the 43 million women who are currently living with heart disease. Women...
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    Too Much Salt is Putting Our Children’s Health at Risk

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    Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012- American Heart Association says New CDC Study Illustrates Need to Limit Sodium in Foods The American Heart Association says a new study examining the connection between sodium intake and the blood pressure in U.S. children...
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    50th Anniversary

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    As we mark the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, we reflect on the incredible progress we've made in the fight against tobacco use while setting bold goals for the work that still remains.
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    AHA Applauds New Physical Fitness Test

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    Washington D.C. - Just in time for the new school year, this new physical fitness test will help improve our children's health. See the AHA's statement below from CEO Nancy Brown. “The new school fitness program launched today by The...
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    Share Your Story: April Zelenka

    April Zelenka Wisconsin I was just 14 when I first had an episode of Long QT Syndrome. After I lost consciousness when answering the telephone, I spent three days in the hospital and underwent many tests. Doctors finally confirmed I had Long QT Syndrome...
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    2012 You're the Cure Federal Recap

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    As we get ready to welcome the 113 th Congress to Capitol Hill in January, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the activity that took place on key heart and stroke issues this year. In a tough economic environment, You’re the Cure advocates...
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    AHA Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

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    Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2013 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the budget agreement announced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R.- Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.): “The proposed...
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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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    Many Hearts, One Voice on Capitol Hill

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    Against the backdrop of Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms, 300 You’re the Cure advocates joined together in our nation’s capital in April to deliver a strong message to Congress: Invest in our health!