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  • Step Up to the Plate for Stroke Research!

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    We are asking Congress to the Step Up to the Plate! On May 11 and 12, hundreds of advocates from across the country will be in Washington, DC for You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015. In addition to asking our legislators to support healthy school meals...
  • Advocate highlights for legislators the importance of research funding

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    As a girl of 11, Shobha Ghosh experienced the deaths of both her mother and older sister in the span of just 10 days. It was a trauma that would set her on a course she has travelled for four decades now, a search to find a cure to heart disease. Today...
  • Update: Relief for stroke survivors

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    I have mixed news to share about our efforts to repeal Medicare’s caps on outpatient therapy services. Late Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that we hoped would include Senators Cardin’s and Vitter’s bipartisan amendment...
  • It's More Important Than Ever

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    It’s never been more critical that we protect strong nutrition standards, and make sure we’re serving the healthiest foods possible to students who rely on school cafeterias for up to half of their daily caloric intake.
  • Help Us Send a Wake Up Call

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    With You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015 fast approaching, we want you to know that you don’t have to be in Washington to make an impact. On May 11 th and 12 th , we’ll be working with advocates from all 50 states to contact their representatives...
  • From the Bottom of our Hearts - Thank You!

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    National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) is right around the corner and we couldn’t let it pass without saying how much we appreciate all your contributions as a You’re the Cure advocate.
  • Update on Stroke Therapy Caps

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    Recently the U.S. House passed a bill with a provision that grants temporary relief for stroke survivors on Medicare. As the bill moves to the Senate, we need your help to continue the fight for a full repeal, not just a short-term solution.
  • Help Protect Stroke Survivor's Therapy

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    After surviving a stroke, the last thing anyone needs to worry about is running out of therapy sessions. Stroke is our nation’s No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability and dementia. Therapy services provide stroke survivors with the...
  • Help secure funding for this life-saving AED program today!

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    This is a critical time in Congress, and there are several federally-funded programs that are vital to the heart community, including the AED Program. We need to let lawmakers know it must be made a priority.
  • Nutrition Across the Nation

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    With National Nutrition Month underway, we’re excited to launch a new website about an issue that’s close to every parent’s heart: Step Up to the Plate for School Meals .
  • Tell your lawmaker: Heart and stroke research is a priority!

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    Right now federal lawmakers are deciding what they would like to see funded in upcoming legislation. Shouldn't their priority be more heart and stroke research? Tell Congress to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health today!
  • What you need to know about the latest nutrition guidelines

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    Just last month we saw key federal health agencies unveil the recommended updates to our nation’s nutrition guidelines and we want to break it down for you.
  • A Budget to Build On

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    The President’s budget released earlier this month is a starting point for a conversation that will continue in and out of Washington throughout 2015.
  • National Congenital Heart Awareness Week is February 7 - 14

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    The American Heart Association is proud to help raise awareness and has partnered with national patient groups, families, and community leaders to make sure heart defect screening using pulse ox is required in all states.
  • Does it make sense to penalize those who need therapy most?

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    No it does not, but Medicare’s current limits on outpatient therapy penalize stroke survivors anyway. Ask your member of Congress to end therapy caps today!
  • The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015 Livestream

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    Join us for this exclusive virtual event where top designers and celebrities demonstrate their support for women's heart health during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
  • You're the Cure Federal Advocacy Tips

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    Download this document for a quick one-page guide on how to effectively advocate for heart-health policies to your federal representatives.
  • You're the Cure Meeting Leave Behind

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    Download this form, fill out your "why," and bring it to a meeting with your federal representatives to help convey why heart-healthy policies should be a top priority during their time in office.
  • You're the Cure LTE guide

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    Tips for writing a Letter to the Editor that will get published in your local paper and noticed by your federal representative.
  • What is your stroke story?

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    Medical research has given our communities more than just innovative treatments. It has brought us the powerful stories of patients and their families who bravely battle cardiovascular disease and stroke every day. When high school student Ryley Williams...
  • Stepping up for school meals in 2015

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    Public health celebrated a major victory when the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law in 2010. For the first time in a generation, the nutrition standards for foods served in schools were updated to reflect the latest nutrition science....
  • Small Hearts. Big Challenges.

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    Early Detection Leads to Early Prevention Small hearts can conceal big challenges, especially when it comes to congenital heart defects. It’s one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. and the leading killer of infants with birth defects...
  • New Year, New Goals - We Can Help!

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    It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. If eating better is on your list, check out our Sodium campaign today!
  • Meet the New Surgeon General

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    In mid-December, the U.S. Senate approved Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as the next Surgeon General of the United States. As he begins his term, get to know this American Heart Association-endorsed physician.
  • A New Year and New Congress

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    Learn more about the 114th United States Congress and how you can encourage them to support our advocacy efforts!