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  • Let's win the fight against heart disease!

    It’s this simple. We need cures, not cuts. Unfortunately, over the past decade, funding for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been in decline. Over the past 10 years, the NIH has lost over 20% of its purchasing power...
  • Milestone: One Million Lifesavers!

    We are thrilled to announce a major milestone in our efforts to create a generation of lifesavers with CPR training in schools: 16 states across the country now require CPR training prior to graduation, which means all one million students that graduate...
  • Pressing Congress to Keep Special Interests off School Menus

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of a proposed waiver that would allow school districts to withdraw from federal school nutrition standards: “By...
  • Small Hearts. Big Challenges.

    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...
  • AHA Questions Sodium Delay in School Foods

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill that would delay the sodium requirement for school foods under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act: “Unlike the House version...
  • 200+ Groups Tell Congress to Keep School Nutrition Standards Strong

    More than 200 national, state and local organizations (including the American Heart Association) signed a statement urging Congress to oppose efforts to weaken or delay nutrition standards that were set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and went into...
  • Advocates Take Stroke Message to Washington

    From the White House to Capitol Hill, You’re the Cure advocates told our nation's leaders that stroke is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Learn about the special day they spent in D.C. during American Stroke Month!
  • Take Control of Your Health

    Did you know high blood pressure has also been called the “silent killer”? That’s because its symptoms are not always obvious. Make sure your know you risks and know your numbers!
  • Your American Stroke Month Mission...

    Shouldn't our nation's lawmakers do their part to raise awareness about our nation's No. 4 killer? Help us deliver our American Stroke Month message to Congress and your community: Stroke is preventable, treatable, and beatable!
  • Proposed Tobacco Rule a Good First Step...

    The new rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a good first step, but stronger regulations will be needed to keep e-cigarettes, little cigars and other tobacco products out of the hands of America's youth.
  • Long Overdue: Nutrition Label Updates

    Many of us try hard to watch what we eat, but the current 'Nutrition Facts' labels on food products don't show the full picture. Tell the FDA you support updates to food labels to help American make healthier choices.
  • Urge Congress to Participate in American Stroke Month!

    Earlier this month, there was big news for stroke patients on Medicare. On April 1st, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act. Included in the law is a provision that extends the Medicare therapy caps exceptions process for the next...
  • Calling All You're the Cure Superheroes!

    Forget Captain America and Wonder Woman. When it comes to fighting heart disease and stroke, You’re the Cure advocates are the superheroes we’ll choose to have on our side every time. Get ready to show us your best superhero pose!
  • A Heartfelt Thanks

    Each year, we like to pause and give thanks during National Volunteer Week for the amazing contributions of volunteers like you. Check out this special video highlighting the progress you’ve made possible.
  • 7 Million Enrolled: An Affordable Care Act Update

    After six months of open enrollment, over 7 million Americans have enrolled in a health care plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • New CDC Study on Poison Centers and E-cigarettes Reinforces Need for FDA Regulation

    Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments on the study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the rise in e-cigarette calls to poison centers: "The...
  • Relief for stroke patients on Medicare

    There is some big news to report from Washington, D.C. Over the past several months, thousands of You’re the Cure advocates like you have sent over 8,500 messages to Capitol Hill urging their lawmakers to stop potentially devastating caps on outpatient...
  • Knowing Which Medical Products Are Best for Each Person -- It Just Makes Sense

    Check out American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's latest Huffington Post blog post about the need to address health disparities in clinical trials. "Turn on your television at any point during the day or night and you will likely run...
  • After a stroke, patients need customized palliative care

    People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. ...
  • Help increase the representation of women and minorities in clinical trials today!

    As a patient, you want to know that the prescription drugs and medical devices being recommended for your treatment are safe and effective. However, current gaps in clinical trial participation by women and minorities limit the data available to you and...
  • Senator Kirk: A Stroke Survival Story

    In January of 2012, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk suffered a stroke. He recently sat down with Stroke Connection and told his story of survival. See an excerpt below and then follow the link to the full article. Stroke survivors do not always return to...
  • Heart/Stroke Patients Make Headway as the Affordable Care Act Turns Four

    Washington, D.C., Mar. 23, 2014 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010 : “As we mark this...
  • Help Cut Junk Food Ads Out of Schools!

    Should junk foods be marketed in schools? We don't think so either! Take action for stronger wellness policies that will help empower more schools to prioritize nutrition and physical activity.
  • On Kick Butts Day, Let's Commit to Making Tobacco History

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown teamed up with Matthew Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, on a blog post for The Huffington Post this week. Check out what they had to say about the importance of Kick Butts Day (March 19th...
  • Spring Has Sprung and So Has Budget Season!

    As Members of Congress work to submit their funding priorities for next year’s budget, we have a BIG opportunity to speak-up for life-saving and job-creating medical research funding. Budget cuts significantly impacted funding for the NIH last year...