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  • A big win for NIH research!

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    UPDATE (12.18.15): The U.S. Congress just passed the bill and the President is expected to sign the legislation. We did it! Congratulations to all of our You're the Cure advocates for your hard work! Original post: Big news! Today, Congress...
  • Thank you for helping #LetThemPlay!

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    This week, the Senate passed and the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bill that replaces No Child Left Behind and represents a huge win for physical education in schools. With overwhelming support from both parties...
  • A Season of Giving

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    More states requiring CPR to be taught to high school students, more smoke-free communities and healthier school lunches. These are just a few accomplishments of You're the Cure advocates. Will you help keep the momentum going with a donation to the...
  • Get Social With Your Members of Congress

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    Will you be on Facebook or Twitter today? Chances are, your lawmakers and their staff will be there, and it's a great place to connect with them according to the Congressional Management Foundation's report, #SocialCongress .
  • Real People, Real Stories, Real Coverage

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    Are you covered? Our Hearts for Health Care website can help you track down all the resources and information you need to make the best choice for you and your family.
  • Let's Toast to a Successful 2015

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    As we get ready to celebrate the New Year, let's take a look back and see everything we've accomplished together in 2015. We're sure you'll agree that these last 12 months should make us all proud!
  • Learn More About Healthy School Meals and NIH Research Funding

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    We recently created two new videos about healthy school meals and the National Institutes of Health medical research funding. Check them out!
  • We're Feeling Grateful

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    As we think of all the things we're grateful for this year, incredible volunteers top the list. You are helping create healthier communities, and we want to say thanks!
  • The future is here, Congress Act FAST!

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    Right now, over 40 members of Congress have cosponsored the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. However, we need over 100 supporters if we want this vital legislation to make it to the President's desk. Will you help us?
  • #KeepKidsFit

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    The facts are clear when it comes to the benefits of daily physical education, especially for our children. Learn more about the importance of physical education in schools and what you can do to help.
  • Our hearts go out to everyone in South Carolina

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    We are thinking of all the You’re the Cure advocates in South Carolina that are dealing with the record breaking flooding and weather related hardships these past few weeks. Our hearts go out to all those affected.
  • National School Lunch Week

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    National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is October 12-16! Read more about what you can do during NSLW to support healthy school meals.
  • Rally for Medical Research Recap!

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    Last month, 25 You're the Cure advocates came to Washington, DC to encourage their lawmakers to increase the National Institutes of Health's medical research funding. Read more to hear about their experience!
  • Save Physical Education Now

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    Almost 1/2 of all high school students can’t take physical education classes, and 1/3 of our nation's kids are overweight or obese. This epidemic is costing our health care system anywhere from $147 to $210 billion each year. These are a few...
  • Sing to End Stroke

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    One in three Americans can’t recall any stroke warning signs. What if singing a song could help people recognize a stroke and give someone the power to save a life?
  • #Back2Healthy Blows Up

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    As part of our ongoing Step Up to the Plate for School Meals campaign, You're the Cure and the AHA led a #Back2Healthy social media day of action on Thursday, September 3rd, to help build awareness and tell lawmakers we can't go back on strong...
  • CPR in Schools Campaign Reaches Midpoint

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    The campaign to make America's high-school students CPR smart before graduation has just reached an important milestone! Read on to learn about the latest successes, then pledge your support to help carry this campaign across the finish line.
  • September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood...
  • The Time to Fight for NIH Research is Now!

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    For the last month, thousands of You’re the Cure advocates have signed our petition to say, “I won’t stop fighting for NIH”. Now it's time to act. Today, 20 fellow volunteers will be on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to make...
  • The Fight for Healthy School Meals

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    With the school year about to begin, we are continuing our fight to protect school nutrition standards. Check out the latest Congressional update and see how you can continue to 'step up to the plate' for healthy school meals!
  • New Stroke Guidelines Will Change Stroke Treatment in the U.S

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    Each year, more than 690,000 Americans have strokes caused by blood clots blocking vessels in the brain. New research has shown an even more promising technique to save more lives.
  • Let's Celebrate the Last 12 Months!

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    You're the Cure advocates have achieved amazing change in heart and stroke policy over the last 12 months. Let's take a moment to recognize, reflect, and celebrate all that we have accomplished together.
  • We won't stop fighting for heart and stroke research!

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    We are the closest we've been in years to more heart and stroke research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, Washington still needs to hear from all of you that we are not stopping the fight for the NIH. Take the pledge today...
  • Virtual stroke care from miles away

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    It might seem like something out of the future, but a neurologist miles away can now virtually diagnose and prescribe care for stroke patients via stroke telemedicine or telestroke. Telestroke can help ensure that more stroke patients receive clot-busting...
  • Women Deserve Equality in Health Too!

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    Did you know most medical research done today is still conducted using only male subjects? That means lots of unanswered questions when it comes to the best treatment for women with heart disease. Well now lawmakers are working to fix the problem by proposing...