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  • Map: CPR in Schools Legislation

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    Learn which states have passed legislation to ensure students learn the live-saving skill of CPR before graduation. ( Last updated June 2015 )
  • Healthy Habits: One of the Most Precious Gifts We Can Give Our Children

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    The following excerpt is from a blog post by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown published on The Huffington Post's The Blog on August 27th. It is first in a series produced by The Huffington Post and the American Heart Association addressing...
  • Presentation: Communicating with Congress

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    View the slides from the recent presentation entitled Communicating with Congress: How to turn a 10-Minute Meeting with a Legislator into a Life-Long Relationship .
  • Show Congress the Face of Medical Research

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    Medical research funding is not just about the numbers. It's about the real people who are counting on new treatments and cures. Be one of our many faces of medical research by adding your name and picture to our photo petition today!
  • Pants Too Tight? Cut the Salt!

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    Excess sodium in your diet can cause high blood pressure and lead to heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, headaches, and more. But did you know that extra sodium may also be affecting your appearance? The AHA's new infographic explains.
  • New CDC Study Confirms Need for State Smoke-Free Laws

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    Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2013 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the CDC Foundation’s new study released in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, which found smoke-free laws in nine states...
  • An Education Bill Without Physical Education? No Way!

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    The U.S. House of Representatives passed an education bill in July that didn't include physical education. Now, the push is on to build support for the FIT Kids Act! Will you help?
  • I'm a YTC Advocate: AHA President Dr. Mariell Jessup

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    Dr. Mariell Jessup is a cardiologist, a You're the Cure advocate, and the new President of the American Heart Association. Check out our Q&A with her.
  • AHA Responds to FDA Report on Menthol Cigarettes

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    Washington, D.C. July 23, 2013 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new evaluation on the use of menthol in cigarettes, and the agency’s request...
  • Introducing...Voices for Healthy Kids

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    We’re proud to share news about a new collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at engaging, organizing and mobilizing people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • Meet Our New Chairman & President

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    July marks the 'passing of the torch' for the American Heart Association's volunteer leadership. CEO Nancy Brown introduces you to our new Chairman and President, Bernie Dennis and Mariell Jessup.
  • 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.
  • Coming Soon: Health Insurance Marketplace

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    In less than 100 days, open enrollment will begin for the Health Insurance Marketplace- a new, easier way for consumers who are uninsured to shop for and purchase health insurance that best meets their needs and budget. Are you ready?
  • USDA Releases Strong Standards for Snacks in Our Schools

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    Washington, D.C., June 27, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the interim final rule on “competitive foods” in the nation’s schools, released today by the United States Department...
  • 10,000 You're the Cure Community Members!

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    Thank you You’re the Cure ! Together, we have hit a major milestone! As of today, we have over 10,000 community site members on the brand new yourethecure.org! That means that over 10,000 of you have set up community profiles and passwords and have...
  • VT Advocate Makes the Case for Taxing Unhealthy Products

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    Dr. Mary Cushman (right), President of the American Heart Association's Vermont board, recently had an opinion piece published in the Burlington Free Press regarding prevention, health care costs, and taxing unhealthy products. Check out what she...
  • The Lone Star State Steps Up for Hearts

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    More progress has been made to create the next generation of lifesavers, as Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation making the Lone Star State the 11th– and the largest – to make CPR education a requirement to graduate high school. The law...
  • Roaring Thunder for Healthy School Snacks

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    Nearly 250,000 people across the country — including you and 2,500 of your fellow You’re the Cure advocates — spoke-up to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposal to set strong nutrition standards for foods and drinks...
  • AHA Supports Teaching Children to Save Lives Act

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    Washington, D.C., June 11, 2013 — Representative Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act of 2013 . If passed, this legislation would authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies...
  • Senators to Nickelodeon: Prohibit Unhealthy Food Ads

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    This week, four U.S. Senators, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), sent a joint letter to Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom requesting that the children’s entertainment network...
  • 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...