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  • Meet Kristen - A stroke survivor coming to Washington D.C.

    The following is a guest post from Kristen Powers. She is a You're the Cure advocate from Florida, who will be in Washington D.C. later this month advocating for the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. I was just 33 years old when...
  • Take the You're the Cure Advocate Survey

    Reflect on all of the great work you've down this year as an advocate and help us look ahead by taking the You're the Cure survey today!
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7- 14)

    CHD Awareness Week is this week, so read more about Pulse Ox and how you can take action today.
  • Healthy school meals should be here to stay

    The recent compromise on strong school nutrition standards is a win for students, parents, and educators. But it’s not a guarantee.Help us keep the momentum by telling your lawmakers this deal is the one we need to keep our kids healthy.
  • Keep It Pumping with Cardiac Rehab Infographic

    Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation by checking out this infographic.
  • Keep it Pumping with Cardiac Rehab - Text Version

    Keep It Pumping Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help improve the cardiovascular health of patients who suffer from heart failure or have has a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. Cardiac rehabilitation...
  • Keep it Pumping with Cardiac Rehab

    Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment process for patients overcoming a heart attack. Check out our infographic to learn more about how cardiac rehab can prevent a second cardiac event. Click here for the text version
  • Support the FAST Act, Get Virtual Stroke Care in Every Hospital

    In the case of a stroke, timing is everything – for every minute that a patient goes untreated, millions of brain cells are dying. Unfortunately, however, there are many barriers to timely stroke treatment, including delays in patients’ arriving...
  • Telestroke: Connected Care Helps Stroke Patients (text only version)

    The social impact of stroke is devastating. No. 5 killer (1) Leading cause of disability (2) 800,000 strokes annually (3) African-Americans &Hispanics are more likely to die after a stroke, compared to whites (4) Timely care is...
  • Telestroke: Connected Care Helps Stroke Patients

    What is telestroke and why is it vital for stroke patients? Why is passing the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act important? Check out this infographic to learn more.
  • Support Stroke Patients on March 1. Let’s Get the FAST Act Passed

    Later this month, 25 You’re the Cure advocates and over 160 neurologists from across the country are flying into Washington, D.C., joining together in support of the FAST (Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine) Act. This bill would expand coverage...
  • Three to Watch for in 2016

    2015 was a great year for You're the Cure advocates! Read more to look ahead and see the federal preview for 2016.
  • You're the Cure Advocates' New Year's Resolutions

    It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. But what are your New Year's resolutions as a You're the Cure advocate? Read more to see some of our advocate tips and suggestions to keep...
  • Join us on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5

    The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program is asking for your support by participating in National Wear Red Day®. Read more on how you can participate on Friday, February 5, 2016.
  • The State of Heart Health

    On Tuesday, the President laid out his vision for the country in the State of the Union address. But what is your vision for improving heart health in America in 2016? As Congress begins the New Year, it is important to let them know why they need to...
  • Stroke Advocacy Priorities for 2016

    It’s a new year and we are redoubling our efforts to improve the lives of stroke patients and their caregivers. Whether on Capitol Hill or in your state, You’re the Cure advocates will be fighting for stroke smart policies across the country...
  • A big win for NIH research!

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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?