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    Virtual stroke care from miles away

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    It might seem like something out of the future, but a neurologist miles away can now virtually diagnose and prescribe care for stroke patients via stroke telemedicine or telestroke. Telestroke can help ensure that more stroke patients receive clot-busting...
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    Women Deserve Equality in Health Too!

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    Did you know most medical research done today is still conducted using only male subjects? That means lots of unanswered questions when it comes to the best treatment for women with heart disease. Well now lawmakers are working to fix the problem by proposing...
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    Tobacco's Latest Threat: E-Cigarettes

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    Tobacco Companies are aggressively marketing e-cigarettes to our nation's youth, and it's working. With thousands of flavors like cotton candy, Swedish fish and gummi bears, it's no wonder e-cigarette use among young people has tripled. The...
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    Have you checked out the AHA store lately?

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    T-shirts, measuring bowls, jewelry and everything in between. This summer you can “Shop Heart” and support the AHA in the process.
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    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...
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    Summer Health Tips

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    The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Read more to find a few tips that you can use this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy.
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    You're the Cure on the Hill 2015 update

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    Since You’re the Cure on the Hill, there have been several developments around our efforts to protect strong school nutrition standards and push for more funding for heart disease and stroke research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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    Let's Get FIT Kids Moving

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    Helping our children live active, healthy lifestyles is more important than ever. Since we first shared that the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act had been re-introduced this Congress, thousands of you have urged your lawmakers to join as...
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    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!
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    A Winning Game for School Lunches and Research Funding!

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    At You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015, more than 380 AHA advocates and staff from almost all 50 states, plus D.C.—and thousands more back home—stepped up to the plate for healthy school lunches and medical research funding.
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    You're the Cure on the Hill - A Youth's Perspective

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    Hi, I am Michelle Ballasiotes and this week I joined over 380 AHA advocates and staff from across the country in Washington, DC for You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015. Check out my day on Capitol Hill!
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    How to Keep the Winning Game Going

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    You're the Cure on the Hill 2015 isn’t the only opportunity to connect with members of Congress! You can make an equal impact all year round in your own state. See how today!
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    Extra Innings! Are YOU Going to Step Up to the Plate?

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    If you thought the game was over, we’ve got news for you! We’re headed into extra innings, and we need ALL of our advocates to step up to the plate for healthy school meals and medical research!
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    May is American Stroke Month

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    Think F.A.S.T. Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? During American Stroke Month, we are spreading the word about how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.
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    Ryley Williams testifies to promote funding for pediatric stroke research

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    Ryley Williams was 15 years old, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound football player – and he was also the victim of a stroke. Today, nearly three years after intense surgeries and still in ongoing physical therapy, he will be testifying before Congress on...
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    Step Up to the Plate for Stroke Research!

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    We are asking Congress to the Step Up to the Plate! On May 11 and 12, hundreds of advocates from across the country will be in Washington, DC for You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015. In addition to asking our legislators to support healthy school meals...
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    Advocate highlights for legislators the importance of research funding

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    As a girl of 11, Shobha Ghosh experienced the deaths of both her mother and older sister in the span of just 10 days. It was a trauma that would set her on a course she has travelled for four decades now, a search to find a cure to heart disease. Today...
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    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...
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    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.
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    Help Us Send a Wake Up Call

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    With You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015 fast approaching, we want you to know that you don’t have to be in Washington to make an impact. On May 11 th and 12 th , we’ll be working with advocates from all 50 states to contact their representatives...
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    From the Bottom of our Hearts - Thank You!

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    National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) is right around the corner and we couldn’t let it pass without saying how much we appreciate all your contributions as a You’re the Cure advocate.
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    Update on Stroke Therapy Caps

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    Recently the U.S. House passed a bill with a provision that grants temporary relief for stroke survivors on Medicare. As the bill moves to the Senate, we need your help to continue the fight for a full repeal, not just a short-term solution.
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    Help Protect Stroke Survivor's Therapy

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    After surviving a stroke, the last thing anyone needs to worry about is running out of therapy sessions. Stroke is our nation’s No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability and dementia. Therapy services provide stroke survivors with the...
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    Help secure funding for this life-saving AED program today!

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    This is a critical time in Congress, and there are several federally-funded programs that are vital to the heart community, including the AED Program. We need to let lawmakers know it must be made a priority.
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    Nutrition Across the Nation

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    With National Nutrition Month underway, we’re excited to launch a new website about an issue that’s close to every parent’s heart: Step Up to the Plate for School Meals .