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  • #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...
  • Tobacco's Latest Threat: E-Cigarettes

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    Tobacco Companies are aggressively marketing e-cigarettes to our nation's youth, and it's working. With thousands of flavors like cotton candy, Swedish fish and gummi bears, it's no wonder e-cigarette use among young people has tripled. The...
  • Have you checked out the AHA store lately?

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    T-shirts, measuring bowls, jewelry and everything in between. This summer you can “Shop Heart” and support the AHA in the process.
  • An extra $8.75 billion for the NIH!

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    Yes, that’s possible, but we need your help to make it a reality. The U.S. House will be debating and voting this week on the 21st Century Cures Act. One part of this bill would provide an extra $8.75 billion in funding over the next 5 years for...
  • Summer Health Tips

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    The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Read more to find a few tips that you can use this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy.
  • You're the Cure on the Hill 2015 update

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    Since You’re the Cure on the Hill, there have been several developments around our efforts to protect strong school nutrition standards and push for more funding for heart disease and stroke research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Let's Get FIT Kids Moving

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    Helping our children live active, healthy lifestyles is more important than ever. Since we first shared that the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act had been re-introduced this Congress, thousands of you have urged your lawmakers to join as...
  • Volunteers Urge Congress to Increase Access to Telestroke

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    Last month, a few You're the Cure advocates traveled to D.C. and urged Congress to expand access to telestroke care. Check out their story, learn about the importance of telestroke, and see how you can join the fight!
  • A Winning Game for School Lunches and Research Funding!

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    At You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015, more than 380 AHA advocates and staff from almost all 50 states, plus D.C.—and thousands more back home—stepped up to the plate for healthy school lunches and medical research funding.
  • You're the Cure on the Hill - A Youth's Perspective

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    Hi, I am Michelle Ballasiotes and this week I joined over 380 AHA advocates and staff from across the country in Washington, DC for You’re the Cure on the Hill 2015. Check out my day on Capitol Hill!