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  • 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. ...
  • Mixed News in Food Marketing to Youth Report

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    Whether it’s the flashiest toy, latest animated movie, or newest fashion craze, every parent or guardian can attest to the fact that their children are constantly bombarded with media advertising on television and the Internet. Another popular item...
  • Update:NIH funding cuts delayed, but not yet avoided

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    A financial crisis was averted by Congress this week, but the solution is temporary with regards to funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Funding cuts for NIH and other federal programs have been delayed, but are not off the table as Congress...
  • Update: 'Cliff' Deal Helps Protect Medicare Stroke Patients

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    As the world welcomed 2013 this week, a serious deadline loomed for stroke patients on Medicare. The Medicare therapy caps ‘exceptions process’ was set to expire on December 31st, 2012, putting beneficiaries at risk of not being able to access...
  • Heart Association Officials Welcome New Key NIH Official

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    On December 12th, American Heart Association President Dr. Donna Arnett, Chair of the Advocacy Coordinating Committee Dr. Elliot Antman, and AHA staff welcomed the new Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes...
  • The Countdown is on to Save NIH Funding!

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    It’s almost the end of year, which means you are likely counting the days to festive holiday celebrations and the start of the New Year! But there is another countdown that needs our immediate attention. In just two weeks, medical research funding...
  • Study Finds Support for Menu Labeling

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    Many chains, including Starbucks, Panera and McDonald's, have already begun posting nutritional information on their menus, well ahead of the Affordable Care Act's mandate to do so next year. Technomic conducted a survey of restaurant consumer...
  • In the News: 50+ Health Groups Tell Nickelodeon to Cut Junk Food Advertising

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    Today, the AHA’s work to urge Nickelodeon to set strong nutrition standards for the foods marketed on its media outlets and by its shows' characters was featured in the Capitol Hill publication, The Hill . Check out the full article- Health...
  • 2012 You're the Cure Federal Recap

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    As we get ready to welcome the 113 th Congress to Capitol Hill in January, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the activity that took place on key heart and stroke issues this year. In a tough economic environment, You’re the Cure advocates...
  • State Spotlight! North Dakotans Vote for Clean Air!

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    On Election Day, the voters of North Dakota ensured they will have healthier air to breathe by passing Measure 4, which requires all workplaces, bars and restaurants to be smoke-free. The measure passed 67% to 33% and won the majority of votes of every...
  • Advocate Spotlight! Dr. Elliott Antman

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    Meet the American Heart Association’s new Advocacy Coordinating Committee (AdCC) Chair, Dr. Elliott Antman! As Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he brings valuable expertise and passion to the AHA’s advocacy...
  • Fit, Healthy, & Ready to Learn: Updating School Health Policies

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    As states and districts mobilize to fight childhood obesity, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is releasing updated information regarding physical activity and nutrition in schools in its Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn series...
  • Rayme Elliott: A You're the Cure Advocate We are Thankful For

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    The Western States Affiliate is extremely grateful for California advocate Rayme Elliott, who decided to take action after tragedy struck her family. Unfortunately, Rayme’s son Logan passed away at 14 months due to a cardiac arrest caused by...
  • Protect Medicare Stroke Patients!

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    For most people, the end of the year is a joyous time, filled with anticipation for the New Year. However, for millions of stroke patients on Medicare and their families, this is a time of worry. That’s because, unless Congress acts by December...
  • Mark Miller: A You're the Cure Advocate We are Thankful For

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    The Greater Southeast Affiliate is extremely thankful for their rock star Alabama advocate, Mark Miller. After being inspired by his daughter Mary Beth, who has congenital heart defect, Mark is a tireless advocate for Pulse Oximetry screening in newborns...
  • Yolanda Dickerson: A You're the Cure Advocate We are Thankful For

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    The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate is thankful for Yolanda Dickerson, an advocate for over 10 years who is committed to reducing heart disease and stroke in her community. Her journey with the American Heart Association has led her to participate in five National...
  • Carrie McLeod: A You're the Cure Advocate We are Thankful For

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    As our ongoing series of You're the Cure Advocates that we are thankful for continues, the folks of the Midwest Affiliate cannot stop talking about one of their own volunteers: Carrie McLeod. They all collaborated to write the following about Carrie...
  • A New Initiative to Fight Obesity

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    The statistics are well known and sobering. More than 23.5 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are overweight or obese. However, today the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson...
  • A Need for More Physical Education Highlighted in Report

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    RESTON, VA, November 13, 2012 – The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA, released by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association, finds that while 74.5...
  • Jim Bischoff: A You're the Cure Volunteer We are Thankful For

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    During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, AHA staff are taking time and recognizing a volunteer they are most thankful for. Melissa Brown, Grassroots Director for the Great Rivers Affiliate, wrote the following about a special volunteer in their area...
  • Take Action to Save Medical Research!

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    Congress is considering drastic measures in order to reduce the deficit, including “sequestration,” which means arbitrary, across-the-board cuts to most federal programs. Medical research funding is slated to be cut by more than 8%, about...
  • Texas Youth Learn about the Legislative Process

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    No matter the age, you can learn how to make a difference in your community. In Austin, Texas, the students at a local charter school did just that. About 20-25 students, who collaborated with the American Heart Association, attended the Youth Advocacy...