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  • Blog Post: High School Students Should Learn CPR in School

    Guest Blogger: Yara Altaher. Yara is a student at the University of California, Irvine and will receive her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health Sciences. Yara is also an intern for the American Heart Association. Picture yourself coming home one afternoon only to find a loved one on the...
  • Blog Post: Get Social With Your Members of Congress

    Will you be on Facebook or Twitter today? Your Members of Congress and their staff will be, and it's a good place to reach them according to a report released in October by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). The CMF report, #SocialCongress , says Congressional offices are listening...
  • Blog Post: Youth and e-cigarette exposure

    About 18 million U.S. middle and high school students – 70 percent – are exposed to e-cigarette (also known as e-cigs) advertising online, in stores, newspapers, magazines and movies, and on television, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

    Hi my name is Sara and I am 37 years old. This year should have been one of the happiest times of my life. On April 18, 2015, I was married on a beach in Mexico. Like any bride, I spent months planning the wedding and could not wait to celebrate with our friends and family. The shocking part of this...
  • Blog Post: Join us on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5

    The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women are asking for your support by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 5, 2016 and donating to help fund research during American Health Month. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each...
  • Blog Post: Time to Go Red!

    Going Red is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change. Encourage your family and friends to take small steps toward healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. Start by explaining “What it means to Go Red”...
  • Blog Post: ICYMI: CPR in Schools Introduced

    In case you missed it, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1719 which will ensure high school students learn CPR before they graduate high school. AB 1719 holds the power to create a generation of lifesavers. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the most lethal public health...
  • Blog Post: Join Us April 14th for Heart at the Capitol

    I hope you’re as excited as I am that Heart at the Capitol in Sacramento is just around the corner on April 14 th ! If you haven’t registered yet, sign up today ! We will be advocating for the following pieces of legislation: Assembly Bill 1719 will ensure high school students...
  • Blog Post: Do You Know How Much Sugar You're Eating or Drinking?

    Guest Blogger: Claudia Goytia, Government Relations Director, Greater Los Angeles Late in 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued dietary guidelines on added sugar intake. These new dietary guidelines did not come about without a fight. Health advocates and the food and beverage...
  • Blog Post: You are not alone. Join the online support network

    After a heart attack or stroke, following your doctor’s orders is important to your physical recovery. But it’s natural for you to feel depressed and overwhelmed, so taking care of your emotional recovery is also necessary. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association offers...
  • Blog Post: AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points...
  • Blog Post: Jocelyn Gomez

    August 7 th , 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on. As the minutes went by a tragedy was about to occur without even knowing. My father was at the emergency room for the pain he...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

    For TJ Haynes it was a matter of time. TJ recently threw out the first pitch at a Mustangs game in Dehler Park to promote the AHA’s Raise the Roof in Red campaign after suffering a heart attack just a few months before. On May 25, 2015 TJ had gone to the local shooting range in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Myra Wilson

    On November 3, 2014, I was in nursing school, working as a student nurse at the VA hospital. My first sign something was not quite right was when I was walking through the nursing station and both of my eyes went blurry. I could still see color but I couldn’t see letters. It was blurry for ~30...
  • Blog Post: American Heart Association Heart at the Capitol

    Guest Blogger: Ashley Wicklund. Government Advocacy Intern – Sacramento The AHA hosted Heart at the Capitol, formerly known as Lobby Day, on April 14th this year and it was a great success. As an integral part of the planning team, it is very fulfilling to have seen it go so well. I am a Government...
  • Blog Post: Will you help influence scientific research?

    We need to hear from consumers like you as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) partner together on the future of research. Your experience could lead to the next research study to improve heart disease and stroke treatment. As an advocate...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Claudette Kenmir

    In December of 2006, I was a healthy 45 year old woman, newly divorced, with a high stress job and living by myself for the first time in my life. I started having severe headaches and couldn’t figure out why. Two weeks before the onset of the headaches, I had begun to take birth control pills...
  • Blog Post: Help Protect PE for Kids Like Me!

    Guest post from Reagan Spomer, 6th grader Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board Member & You’re the Cure Advocate I have two words for you… scooter hockey. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? That’s because it is! Scooter hockey, along with cage ball and 3-way soccer...
  • Blog Post: My Experience Collecting Signatures for the Tobacco Tax

    By Jeffrey Massin, Activist, Advocacy Intern, and Student at California State University, Northridge As a student at California State University, Northridge, I chose to intern with the American Heart Association and support their advocacy efforts by volunteering to collect signatures to qualify the...
  • Blog Post: Knowing CPR Saved My Son

    A lifesaving event retold by Kristy Stoner In June 2014, my friend Erin and I planned a pool day together as we decided we would spend the afternoon together at her private community pool, where we could eat lunch and chat while the kids could swim. We both have 4 kids all under the age of 8. The...
  • Blog Post: Legislative Session Update

    Now that we’ve made it to July, here’s a brief recap of some of our recent successes this legislative session: CPR in Schools (AB 1719): I am pleased to share that we are only a few steps away (one committee, one floor vote, and hopefully a Governor’s signature!) from having California...
  • Blog Post: Find the Heart Walk Near You

    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier community event, helping to save lives from heart disease and stroke. More than 300 walks across America raise funds to support valuable health research, education and advocacy programs of the American Heart Association in every state....
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Cindy Peterman

    After 35 years of smoking, bouts with bronchitis and increasing prices, Cindy Peterman decided it was time to quit and she credits the recent price increase for tobacco products in Nevada with helping her. “Last year on July 4 th weekend when I went to buy cigarettes I realized with the increase...
  • Blog Post: Staying Active in the Heat of Summer

    If you’re like me, summer is the best time of the year. Ample sunshine, longer days, vacations, sporting and music events galore, what’s not to love about summer? But now that we’ve hit August, being active in the sweltering heat can be more challenging. Here are some of tips...
  • Blog Post: My Experience Supporting CPR in Schools

    Guest Blogger: Mattea Nicole Clarke, AHA Volunteer and Current College Student Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women—being responsible for every 1 in 4 deaths. This statistic hit much too close to home when my Grandmother, LaVerne Clarke, had her second major heart...