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  • In the News: Smoke-free workplace laws linked to fewer heart attacks, study finds

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    From the Washington Post, October 29th- A decline in the number of cases of myocardial infarction, or heart attack, in one Minnesota county appears linked to smoke-free workplace laws in that area, research published Monday in the Archives of Internal...
  • Advocate Tip- VOTE

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    There is no doubt your realize that election day is almost here, thanks to the barrage of political ads on TV and in your mailbox and your friends’ relentless political posts on Facebook. It’s easy to get discouraged and disillusioned by...
  • Life's Simple 7 Facebook Chat with AHA President

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    Do you know what PAD stands for? How about AFib? Did you know there are seven simple steps that can help you live a heart-healthy life? Learn more about these conditions and other cardiovascular topics during a Facebook chat on tomorrow at 1:00 EST...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Gail Harris-Berry

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    Gail Harris-Berry Maryland In June of 2011, I had near-death heart episode that doctors declared “I wouldn’t survive.” My family was called in allowed to say “good-bye.” Having had a cardio-catherization, released from...
  • Election Season and Heart & Stroke Research

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    Tonight is the last Presidential debate, marking the home stretch of the campaign season. I bet you've seen your fair share of candidate ads, news features, and campaign literature this season. But at the end of the day, when you sift through all...
  • Facts: Preventative Services in the Medicaid Program

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    Get the facts about preventative services in the Medicaid Program.
  • We Need More PE!

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    One important way to stop this rise in obesity and chronic disease in our children is by establishing lifelong physical activity habits with strong physical education (PE) programs and regular physical activity opportunities throughout the day in our...
  • AHA Supports the Cardiomyopathy HEARTS Act

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    The American Heart Association is proud to support the Cardiomyopathy HEARTS Act, federal legislation which would help to identify children at risk of sudden cardiac arrest and prevent unnecessary, pre-mature deaths. Did you know that according to the...
  • Study Shows Support for New School Lunch Standards

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    A new survey from The California Endowment found that the new national school meal standards, which were implemented this fall, are being well received by students and parents in California. Overwhelmingly, both parents (91%) and students (82%) support...
  • Meet the Team

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    Hi everyone, Clarissa here. We hope you've been enjoying the new site and are coming back often to see what’s new. You’ll want to be sure to make to flag You’re the Cure as one of your favorite sites and come to the Pulse often....
  • American Heart Association CEO Pays Tribute to Senator Arlen Specter

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the passing of Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.): “The American Heart Association is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Arlen Specter. Senator Specter...
  • New Resource Makes Choosing a Health Plan Easier

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    Fall marks the start of the ‘open enrollment’ period, during which millions of Americans select a health insurance plan in the private insurance market. But this year, consumers will have a new resource available to make that decision easier...
  • Facts: Benefits of Health Reform for Congenital Heart Defect Patients

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    Learn about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are already helping congential heart defect patients of all ages access and afford the quality health care they need.
  • AHA Advocate Acts to Protect NIH Funding

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    You’re the Cure advocate Ravi Balijepalli, Ph.D , recently hosted Manny Vasquez , Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Dr. Balijepalli, Assistant...
  • State Spotlight! CA Passes Heart Defect Screening Law

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    California recently became the 9th state to pass legislation that will benefit thousands of newborn babies starting July 1, 2013. AB 1731 ensures that every California newborn delivered in a birthing facility will be given the pulse oximetry test to identify...
  • Survey for Patients: What Health Care Questions are You Facing?

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    Every day, heart disease and stroke patients and caregivers must make health care decisions. They may have to choose between two or more options for preventing, diagnosing or treating their conditions. Or, they might need to decide whether or not a treatment...
  • Waiting for 2014: Henry & Essential Health Benefits

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    Continuing their “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, Georgetown University Health Policy Institue's CHIRblog presents the second profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new...
  • Welcome to Our You're the Cure Community

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    Welcome to the new and improved You’re the Cure website. I’m Clarissa, and I have had the privilege of overseeing the You’re the Cure program for the past seven years. You may recognize my name from our emails. Admittedly, it’s...
  • World Heart Day!

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    Saturday, September 29, is “World Heart Day,” created by the World Heart Federation to remind everyone around the globe about heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 2 leading killers worldwide. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown...
  • Too Much Salt is Putting Our Children’s Health at Risk

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    Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012- American Heart Association says New CDC Study Illustrates Need to Limit Sodium in Foods The American Heart Association says a new study examining the connection between sodium intake and the blood pressure in U.S. children...
  • Advocate Spotlight! AHA President Donna Arnett

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    Donna Arnett, Ph.D., MSPH, has worn many hats- nurse, researcher, epidemiologist, volunteer, public health advocate- and now, President of the American Heart Association. Having dedicated her career to understanding how diseases affect various populations...
  • AHA Applauds New Physical Fitness Test

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    Washington D.C. - Just in time for the new school year, this new physical fitness test will help improve our children's health. See the AHA's statement below from CEO Nancy Brown. “The new school fitness program launched today by The...
  • Share Your Story: Jose Maldonado

    Jose Maldonado Maryland In 2002, I suffered a devastating stroke. As I began my struggle with physical therapy, I realized that it was just as tough on me, as it was on my family to see me this way. So, I committed myself to 4 to 6 hours a day of therapy...
  • You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Access to Quality Care

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Obesity Prevention

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.