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  • Tell Congress: We Need More Stroke Research

    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.

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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!

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

    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.
  • A Thanksgiving Message from the Heart

    All this week our team has been introducing themselves and I’m excited to do the same. I joined the AHA nearly ten years ago and have gotten to meet amazing advocates from across the country simply because you see my name on advocacy emails. Yes...
  • The Gratitude Board

    Hi! I'm Amy Shope Manzi, a Grassroots Consultant working with our advocacy staff across the country to build the strongest You're the Cure network possible. It's an honor to work with all of you to make our communities healthier and to...
  • Help me hit the ground running

    Since you’ll be hearing from me quite a bit – here on the Pulse, on our Facebook page , and elsewhere – I wanted to introduce myself (as a Central Pennsylvania native, my grandmother would insist I do the polite thing and make a good...
  • During this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for our volunteers

    For the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting inspiring advocates with the American Heart Association. As we quickly approach my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a few moments and express what I have been thankful...
  • Meet Hailey!

    Hello Everyone! My name is Hailey Clements and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself!
  • Advocate in Action - Photo Contest

    You play a crucial role in the fight against heart disease and stroke and we want to thank you for it!
  • Learn More About the AHA/ASA's New Support Network!

    The Support Network is an exciting way that patients and caregivers can experience the AHA/ASA’s mission in action.
  • Giving Thanks for a Great Year!

    As our whole country gets ready to give thanks with friends and family, we wanted to thank all of you! The hard work of You're the Cure advocates across the country has made a big difference in the lives of heart disease and stroke patients. See everything...
  • Historic Post Election News

    Last night voters in Berkeley, CA voted on a ballot initiative to tax sugar sweetened beverages like soda. Take a moment and read the American Heart Association’s view on this historic win and then take a moment to share your thoughts in our poll...
  • Get Covered, Stay Covered!

    Open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 15th. Help us spread the word!
  • Progress against heart disease, stroke reflected in latest statistics

    New government statistics show a decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, continuing a promising trend in the fight against two of the nation’s leading causes of death. The stroke death rate fell 2.6 percent and the heart disease death...
  • You're the Cure Advocates Come to DC!

    Last month, eleven You’re the Cure advocates joined 300 volunteers from other participating organizations for the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, DC. Read more about the event and these amazing advocates!
  • Trick or Treat?

    Candy corn, Swedish fish, and bubblegum... sound like delicious treats? Don’t be tricked by these e-cigarette flavors! A new national campaign aims to show the devastating toll of tobacco use, while AHA staff and volunteers across the country prepare...
  • Stroke survivors need Congress to act now!

    As we speak, there is a bill in both the House and Senate that repeals arbitrary caps on stroke survivors' rehabilitative therapy, but time is running out. If Congress fails to pass this legislation before January, we will have to start over again...
  • World Stroke Day: Oct 29th

    Mark your calendars! October 29th is World Stroke Day. Learn how you can get involved and help in the effort to make stroke preventable, beatable, and treatable.
  • The Salty Truth

    Did you know that almost 60% of Americans have tried to reduce the amount of sodium they consume? Help us continue to build the base of heart-smart consumers by spreading awareness about our country’s salty problem.
  • CVS stores now tobacco-free, changes name to reflect health focus

    The first national pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco said all 7,700 stores had halted sales by Wednesday — about a month earlier than planned — and announced a name change from CVS Caremark to CVS Health to reflect its commitment to health...