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  • 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!
  • Tell Congress: We Need More Stroke Research

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    Brain scans. Clot busting drugs. Innovative therapies. These are just a few of the medical breakthroughs that help stroke survivors every day. Our scientists have discovered new treatments for stroke in pursuit of a cure, and as a result, people across...
  • Stroke drops to No. 5 killer in U.S.

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    According to recent data, stroke has dropped from our nation's fourth cause of death to No. 5. Even though too many Americans still die from a stroke every year, we all can be proud of this accomplishment.
  • Stroke research saves lives

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    To say medical research has been essential to fighting heart disease and stroke would be an understatement. In 1974, the development of the CT scan revolutionized stroke diagnosis, allowing doctors to catch stroke risks earlier. In 2004, scientists...
  • You're the Cure Year End Successes, Let's Celebrate!

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    Year end is a time to look back at what we achieved in states, think ahead to the work still to do, and celebrate the power of volunteers.
  • This holiday season, helping hearts everywhere

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    As the end of the year approaches, we know you’ve got lots of giving to do. Finding the right gifts for friends and family is inevitably a big part of all our Decembers. However, as we get closer to the New Year, please consider making a gift to...
  • #SocialCongress

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    Are Members of Congress really listening? Can I reach them through social media? YES! Check out this video produced in partnership with the Congressional Management Foundation, then read on to find out how you can join the conversation!
  • This Holiday Season, Shop Heart!

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    This year consider giving a gift from the heart and visit www.ShopHeart.org!
  • Meet the You're the Cure Federal Team

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    Ever wonder who works behind-the-scenes at You're the Cure ? Last month, all five members of the team introduced themselves and said what they were thankful for during this holiday season.