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  • Research Without Funding

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    A car without an engine, a bicycle without tires... they just don't work. Neither does research without funding. We asked researchers to share the real-life stories of the devastating impact of reduced funding for medical research...
  • Exercise Your Voice for FIT Kids & Active Americans!

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    Your Members of Congress need to hear from YOU .
  • How Much Salt is Too Much?

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    Are you one of the 9 out of 10 Americans who consume too much sodium? Check out some tips and recipes to help you cut the salt. Your heart will thank you!
  • June= Summer, Fun, & CPR Awareness

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    Summer’s the season for backyard activities and cookouts, but would you know what to do if a friend or family member suffered a sudden cardiac arrest? Make it your mission this month to learn the two simple, life-saving steps to Hands-Only CPR.
  • Praise for New Report on Physical Education

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown released the following statement today on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, and the re-introduction of the...
  • Bringing Stroke Awareness to the Hill

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    Today, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the latest stroke data with congressional staff and to educate them about important research underway to better understand the human brain. ...
  • New Sodium Report "Incomplete," says AHA

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    DALLAS – May 14, 2013 ― The American Heart Association says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) -- Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence -- is incomplete in its assessment of sodium’s impact on health because it...
  • Get Ready for Recess!

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    Throughout the summer months, Members of Congress return to their home states for in-district work periods, or recesses, which present an important opportunity for advocates to talk with their Representative and Senators about pressing heart disease and...
  • Funding Cuts Continue to Threaten Medical Research

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    The $1.5 billion funding cut to the National Institutes of Health budget that took effect in March is already causing the cancellation or delay of promising research projects throughout the country, slowing progress in the prevention and treatment of...
  • Act for AEDs in More Communities

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    Tell Congress to help increase access to life-saving AEDs in EVERY state !
  • AHA Voices Support For Bipartisan Medication Management Bill

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    Washington, D.C., April 25, 2013 — American Heart Association President Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., issued the following comments today on the “Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013,” sponsored by Senators Kay Hagan...
  • Ask Your Representative to Support Stroke Awareness

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    The numbers are staggering... About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Stroke kills more than 128,000 people a year, making it the 4th leading cause of death. More than $38 billion is spent each year on stroke-related...
  • Many Hearts, One Voice on Capitol Hill

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    Against the backdrop of Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms, 300 You’re the Cure advocates joined together in our nation’s capital in April to deliver a strong message to Congress: Invest in our health!
  • 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.