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  • Mixed News in President's Budget Proposal

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  • You're the Cure Heads to Capitol Hill

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    More than 300 American Heart Association volunteers came to Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to restore federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to support a Million Hearts funding for the National Institutes of Health XY
  • Watch the Rally for Medical Research LIVE

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    We’re less than a week away from the Rally for Medical Research- a unified call to our nation’s policymakers about the critical need for a sustained investment in the National Institutes of Health to improve health, drive innovation, and support...
  • Be Part of the Rally for Medical Research!

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    There’s something big about to happen in Washington, DC, that you need to be a part of! On April 8th, thousands of patients and researchers, including hundreds of our You’re the Cure advocates, will join together in our nation’s capital...
  • The Affordable Care Act Turns 3 This Week!

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    Saturday, March 23 rd marks the 3 rd anniversary of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like any 3-year-old, the law is growing and evolving and has not reached its full potential. However, even in its early years the ACA has benefited...
  • Call your Senators TODAY!

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    As Congress considers funding proposals for federal programs, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has offered an amendment on the Senate floor that would provide very modest increases for medical research, prevention and treatment programs of interest to us, including...
  • Shaping-Up Food in Schools- Part 2

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    Thanks to updated nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that went into effect last fall, school meals now have more whole grains, fruits and vegetables- and less sodium, fats, and sugars. Check out this delicious and nutritious...
  • Sequester Cuts Will Put America’s Heart Health at Risk

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    Washington, D.C., March 1, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on how the sequester cuts will endanger the nation’s heart health: “The sequester cuts pose a serious threat to the...
  • 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...
  • Facts: Pulse Oximetry Screening for Congenital Heart Defects

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    Learn how mandatory critical congenital heart defect screening for all newborns using pulse oximetry can help save lives.
  • AHA unveils new policy resource

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    Have you ever wondered what the American Heart Association’s position was on a certain topic? Perhaps you wanted our opinion on tobacco control legislation or on physical activity in schools? Well, we have got your covered! The AHA has just published...
  • Facts: October 2014 AHA Policy Report

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    Find all of AHA's Policy Position statements on various issues with this "at-a-glance" report entitled the Policy Report.
  • Facts: Benefits of Health Reform for Heart and Stroke Patients

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    Learn about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are helping heart and stroke patients access and afford the quality health care they need.
  • Congressional Women ‘Go Red’ For American Heart Month

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    A bipartisan group of women from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate joined the American Heart Association on Valentine’s Day to ‘Go Red’ in support of the 43 million women who are currently living with heart disease. Women...
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren: Why I 'Go Red'

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    The following message was written by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to her constituents about why she is wearing red this Valentine's Day: I'm going to have to put off baking my Valentine's Day cake until I can get back home...
  • AHA Welcomes Rep. Chris Smith as Co-Chair of Congressional Heart & Stroke Coalition

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    The American Heart Association today applauded Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) for accepting the position of House Republican co-chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition. The association welcomes Rep. Smith to this important position and...
  • Recording Now Available: Women's Heart Health Webinar

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    We were so thrilled to have hundreds of advocates join us tonight for the 3rd annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar. Thank you to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner...
  • Competitive Foods Rule Puts Kids’ Health First

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the USDA’s preliminary rule on “competitive foods” in the nation’s schools: “The new competitive foods rule has the right ingredients to...
  • A Presidential Kick-Off to Heart Month

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    Yesterday, the President of the United States signed a proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month
  • It's time to break out the red!

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    Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago...
  • 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...
  • 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)..
  • Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

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    The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have joined with the Ad Council
  • You're Invited! State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

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    Are you ready to kick-off American Heart Month in a big way? Join us for the 3rd Annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar!
  • “Hello! My name is ____”

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    It’s time to welcome the 113 th Congress! We all know the best welcomes are personal, so we’re asking You’re the Cure advocates to introduce themselves to their members of Congress by recording a video and uploading it to Facebook. ...