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ADV-DC-Federal - Blog 359
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GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog 447
GSA-Greater Southeast Affiliate - Blog Fighting heart disease and stroke in the southeastern part of the nation through advocacy. 332
MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog AHA's Mid-Atlanitc Affiliate includes DC, MD, VA, NC, and SC. 251
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    National Wear Red Day

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    Feb. 1, 2013, marks the 10th Year of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women ® movement — 10 years of fighting to save women's lives from heart disease. While the progress has been significant, there's a long way to go...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    Wear Red Day in the Buckeye State

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    Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Wear Red Day. More women know heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths a year. That's approximately 1 woman a day! The good news is, in the 10 years women have been fighting heart disease...
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    Little Cigar Bill

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    This week two bills were heard in the MN Senate that would reclassify "little cigars" as cigarettes for purposes of taxation (SF134 and SF135). The bill is necessary because tobacco companies are exploiting this loophole in the definition to...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    It's time to break out the red!

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    Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago...
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    Minnesota adult smoking ranking drops from 7th best to 11th

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    Rachel wanted me to share MN Department of Health's news release on adult smoking in Minnesota. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking...
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    Soda & Obesity: Just a Matter of Calories?

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    Rachel wanted me to share this article--mentioning the American Heart Association and interview with University of MN researcher, Simone French on sugar-sweetened beverages. Coca-cola will soon be running new ads discussing how drinking soda may contribute...
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    8th Grade Student Demonstrates CPR in Committee Hearing

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    The North Dakota legislature is considering a meausre that would provide funding to schools who teach CPR as a graduation requirement. Caycee Fry, an 8th grade student, demonstrated how simple it is to perform Hands Only CPR before the Senate Education...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    Winter Weather Tips for Cardiac Patients

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    We all get restless in the long, cold days of winter and it’s tempting to go outside to shovel snow or go for a walk while we encourage physical activity, cardiac patients should be especially careful. The combination of colder temperatures and...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Session Begins!

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    The North Carolina General Assembly gavels into order today at noon for the start of the 2013-2014 biennium session.
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    Oil Boom in North Dakota Creates Health Care Issues

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    Recently, the New York Times published a story about the oil boom in North Dakota, and the toll it takes on our state's health care system. The North Dakota legislature will be busy this year addressing many of these needs and concerns. To read the...
  • FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog

    Celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 1, 2013!

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    This Friday (February 1, 2013) the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will kickoff American Heart Month 2013 with National Wear Red Day 2013! This year's day of awareness is very special as we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Spotlight: Stephanie Bochenek, Kentucky

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    I’m Stephanie Bochenek, a 22 year old Kentucky resident, originally from Hamilton, ON. I recently graduated from Michigan State University, where I was a five year student-athlete...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Kick-off Heart Month with a Letter to your Lawmakers!

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    We will kick off the beginning of American Heart Month, this Friday, February 1, 2013 with our National Wear Red Day. Heart Month and Wear Red Day are ways that we here at the American Heart Association can work with you, our volunteers, to spread the...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    Go Red - More Than Just a Day

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    This Friday will mark the 10th Anniversary of Go Red for Women and Wear Red Day. The movement has made significant impacts in educating women on their risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. In addition, women are taking steps to improve their health...
  • FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog

    Will you "Wear Red" this Friday?

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    Don't forget - this Friday, February 1 marks the 10th Anniversary of National Wear Red Day ! Please Wear Red and join the thousands of women, men, companies, organizations and cities across America that will “Go Red” to help raise crucial...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    MAA Thanks YOU!

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    Today the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association participated in our first annual “MAA Thanks YOU Day.” Staff and volunteers gathered in our 13 offices in MD, VA, DC, NC and SC and spent the day showing and sharing our gratitude...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    Ohio Policy Priorities for 2013

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    Have you ever wondered if your emails or participation in advocacy day made a difference? (See our post on Cincinnati) Please know it has! While policy may take time, it can truly impact the state and improve heart and stroke health. As we look forward...
  • FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog

    Children who require prolonged CPR survive

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    Many hospitalized children can survive cardiac arrest after prolonged CPR, according to new research. The study found that many hospitalized children survive after prolonged resuscitation (more than 35 minutes) for cardiac arrest. Over half of survivors...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    PA Advocacy Day 2013

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    Save the Date for PA Advocacy Day: February 4, 2013 The American Heart Association invites you, your family and friends to join us for our annual Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Advocates from across PA will gather at the State...
  • MWA-Mid-West Affiliate - Blog

    Nebraska Boy Testifies on LB 225 - Critical Congenital Heart Defects Bill

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    Cole Klein was born with a critical congenital heart defect and at 10 years old, has had 3 open heart surgeries and various other medical procedures. Cole testified before the Senate Health and Human Services committee on LB 225 which would ensure all...
  • GRA-Great Rivers Affiliate - Blog

    Laughter is the Best Medicine

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    When it comes to heart disease, there could be some truth in that age-old expression “laughter is the best medicine.” Most of us are always looking for simple ways to improve our overall health. Who knew that laughing may actually help? New...
  • ADV-DC-Federal - Blog

    Praise for the HeLP America Act

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on “The Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act,” introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)..
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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    January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and is using the slogan “birth defects are common, costly, and critical.” Along with trying to provide education about the impact of birth defects on the babies and families that are impacted...
  • MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

    Session Preview

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    Thank you to the You’re the Cure NC advocates that joined me yesterday for our legislative session preview call. Today I wanted to provide everyone with a brief overview of our discussion. As a reminder I am always just a phone call, text message...
  • FDA-Founders Affiliate - Blog

    It's Budget Time in MA

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    As you may have heard, the Governor released his budget yesterday. We knew it was going to be a tough budget year but we are applaud the Governor for making a strong commitment to the improvement of the health of the residents. The Governor including...