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  • Will you help influence scientific research?

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    We need to hear from consumers like you as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) partner together to determine what future scientific research to fund. Your experience could lead to the next...
  • Serving up anything but science

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    Many You're the Cure advocates have stepped up to the plate for healthy school meals, but unfortunately, there are some House members who clearly haven’t gotten the message. Read more on how you can take action today!
  • 5 Things That Can Make You a Stroke Hero

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    Calling all stroke superheroes! May is American Stroke Month and here are 5 easy things you can do today to make a difference in the lives of all Americans! But don't worry, no capes are required (unless you want to wear one)!
  • White House releases rules to protect public from tobacco

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    After a two year delay, the White House finally gave the FDA authority over all tobacco products, including cigars, hookah, and e-cigarettes. This is a big win for public health!
  • Advocates to Congress: Act FAST!

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    Why is telestroke and the FAST Act so important to stroke survivors? And why should Congress listen to advocates and cosponsor this bill? Take a few moments and watch this video that explains why telestroke care is personal to so many around the country...
  • 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!
  • AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

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    In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. Check it out and learn how to reduce your salt intake!
  • You've spoken loud and clear

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    Earlier this year, thousands of advocates told us what they thought about You're the Cure . We've heard those survey results loud and clear. See what changes you can expect to You're the Cure in the next few months.
  • Meet the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Campaign Team (Text version)

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    Get to know us a little better! You can reach us at CloserToMyGrocer@heart.org . Full image version of this blog post. Christopher Walker - Senior Campaign Director What is your ideal vacation?: A long, relaxing vacation in a small, old village...
  • The healthy difference a month can make

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    March is Nutrition Month, and a perfect time to get more involved with the AHA’s ongoing efforts to promote science-based food and nutrition programs that help reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • The Road to Recovery

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    We all know someone who has had a heart attack, and thanks to modern science there are amazing medical interventions making survival possible. But once a patient has survived their cardiac event, what's next? For many patients, cardiac rehab is the...
  • It's time to fight for the NIH

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    Not only does March kick off the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, but also our push for more National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Contact Congress today!
  • FAST Act Hill Day Wrap-Up

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    Earlier this month, 34 You’re the Cure advocates and over 180 neurologists from across the country flew into Washington, D.C., joining together in support of the FAST Act. Read more about their time here in DC!
  • Meet Kristen - A stroke survivor coming to Washington D.C.

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    The following is a guest post from Kristen Powers. She is a You're the Cure advocate from Florida, who will be in Washington D.C. later this month advocating for the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. I was just 33 years old when...
  • Take the You're the Cure Advocate Survey

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    Reflect on all of the great work you've down this year as an advocate and help us look ahead by taking the You're the Cure survey today!
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7- 14)

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    CHD Awareness Week is this week, so read more about Pulse Ox and how you can take action today.
  • 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.
  • Keep It Pumping with Cardiac Rehab Infographic

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    Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation by checking out this infographic.
  • Keep it Pumping with Cardiac Rehab - Text Version

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    Keep It Pumping Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help improve the cardiovascular health of patients who suffer from heart failure or have has a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. Cardiac rehabilitation...
  • Keep it Pumping with Cardiac Rehab

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    Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment process for patients overcoming a heart attack. Check out our infographic to learn more about how cardiac rehab can prevent a second cardiac event. Click here for the text version
  • Support the FAST Act, Get Virtual Stroke Care in Every Hospital

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    In the case of a stroke, timing is everything – for every minute that a patient goes untreated, millions of brain cells are dying. Unfortunately, however, there are many barriers to timely stroke treatment, including delays in patients’ arriving...
  • Telestroke: Connected Care Helps Stroke Patients (text only version)

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    The social impact of stroke is devastating. No. 5 killer (1) Leading cause of disability (2) 800,000 strokes annually (3) African-Americans &Hispanics are more likely to die after a stroke, compared to whites (4) Timely care is...
  • Telestroke: Connected Care Helps Stroke Patients

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    What is telestroke and why is it vital for stroke patients? Why is passing the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act important? Check out this infographic to learn more.
  • Support Stroke Patients on March 1. Let’s Get the FAST Act Passed

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    Later this month, 25 You’re the Cure advocates and over 160 neurologists from across the country are flying into Washington, D.C., joining together in support of the FAST (Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine) Act. This bill would expand coverage...
  • Three to Watch for in 2016

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    2015 was a great year for You're the Cure advocates! Read more to look ahead and see the federal preview for 2016.