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ADV-DC-Federal - Blog 452
FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog madison 912
GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog 490
GSA-Greater Southeast Affiliate - Blog Fighting heart disease and stroke in the southeastern part of the nation through advocacy. 507
MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog AHA's Mid-Atlanitc Affiliate includes DC, MD, VA, NC, and SC. 337
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    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...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Save Physical Education Now

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    Almost 1/2 of all high school students can’t take physical education classes, and 1/3 of our nation's kids are overweight or obese. This epidemic is costing our health care system anywhere from $147 to $210 billion each year. These are a few...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Exercise their Minds: Protect PE

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    The benefits of physical education ring clear as a school bell. Yet competing priorities are making effective PE programs less and less common. With your help, we can change that. Learn more about how you can help kids in your community get moving!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    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...
  • 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

    Healthy school meals should be here to stay

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    The recent compromise on strong school nutrition standards is a win for students, parents, and educators. But it’s not a guarantee.Help us keep the momentum by telling your lawmakers this deal is the one we need to keep our kids healthy.
  • 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

    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...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    New Year, New Goals - We Can Help!

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    It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. If eating better is on your list, check out our Sodium campaign today!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    It's More Important Than Ever

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    It’s never been more critical that we protect strong nutrition standards, and make sure we’re serving the healthiest foods possible to students who rely on school cafeterias for up to half of their daily caloric intake.
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Get Covered, Stay Covered!

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    Open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 15th. Help us spread the word!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Join our journey to 200 FAST Act cosponsors

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    Right now, we are beginning a summer journey: achieving 200 cosponsors for the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act and we need you to come along for the ride. Will you tweet your member of Congress today?
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    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...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Volunteers Urge Congress to Increase Access to Telestroke

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    Last month, a few You're the Cure advocates traveled to D.C. and urged Congress to expand access to telestroke care. Check out their story, learn about the importance of telestroke, and see how you can join the fight!
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Update: Relief for stroke survivors

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    I have mixed news to share about our efforts to repeal Medicare’s caps on outpatient therapy services. Late Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that we hoped would include Senators Cardin’s and Vitter’s bipartisan amendment...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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!