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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Get Covered, Stay Covered!

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    Open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 15th. Help us spread the word!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • This holiday season, helping hearts everywhere

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    As the end of the year approaches, we know you’ve got lots of giving to do. Finding the right gifts for friends and family is inevitably a big part of all our Decembers. However, as we get closer to the New Year, please consider making a gift to...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • An extra $8.75 billion for the NIH!

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    Yes, that’s possible, but we need your help to make it a reality. The U.S. House will be debating and voting this week on the 21st Century Cures Act. One part of this bill would provide an extra $8.75 billion in funding over the next 5 years for...
  • Our #CHDweek Message: Pulse Ox Saves Lives!

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    Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) is the most common birth defect in the U.S.. Early detection is key, which is why advocates across the country are speaking up for a simple, life-saving test for all newborns. Will you join us?
  • 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.