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  • 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...
  • The School Day Just Got Healthier

    Kids across the country are being welcomed back to school with healthier options to fuel their bodies and minds! New nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in a la carte lines, snack bars and vending machines take effect this year- and YOU have...
  • What is Pediatric Cardiomyopathy?

    September is Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month. Get to know more about this condition and the policies we can all advocate for to protect young hearts.
  • AHA Releases First Policy Statement on E-Cigarettes

    Since their creation a decade ago, e-cigarette sales have been booming, raising important questions about research, regulation, and public health.
  • FDA Announces Plan to Help Improve Health Equity for Women and Minorities

    A new action plan released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women, minorities, and the elderly in research trials was welcomed today by four leading health organizations as taking an important step toward closing...
  • Introducing 'Life is Why'

    Here at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association we’re excited about our new brand Life is Why and we hope you are excited too!
  • Mark Your Calendar for the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

    Preventing childhood obesity starts at home. That's why we're challenging families across the country to take part in our new EmpowerMEnt Challenge ! Can we count you in?
  • Tell Congress WHY you support medical research

    Right now cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, but it does not have to be this way. Medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is key to saving more lives. For us, we support the NIH because LIFE...
  • Our new anthem: life is why

    School behavioral specialist Carla Leonard had her hand on her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance when a heart attack nearly killed her. Her doctor didn’t mince words with her family afterward: “If I didn’t have surgery, they should...
  • New Study: Students Accepting Healthier School Meals

    Think students won't eat healthier school meals? Think again. School administrators are seeing a positive shift in cafeterias across the country.
  • Advocate Testifies about the Personal Toll of Chronic Diseases

    You're the Cure advocate Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen...
  • Watch Out for Sneaky Salt!

    Did you know that most Americans eat more than twice the recommended amount of sodium? Chances are, that includes you. The worst part is, most of us don’t even realize how much salt we’re taking in because Salt is sneaking up on us. Stand...
  • Five Questions with Dr. John Warner

    Meet the new Chair of our National Advocacy Coordinating Committee! Dr. Warner will lead a group of volunteers charged with shaping the organization’s advocacy agenda.
  • Where Do Your Candidates Stand?

    Believe it or not, the November elections are right around the corner! Do you know where your candidates stand on medical research? Get involved with the Ask Your Candidates campaign!
  • Teaching Gardens = Learning Laboratories for Kids

    American Heart Association Teaching Gardens are sprouting up in elementary schools across the country to give students a hands-on lesson in healthy eating. Help get one rooted in your own community!
  • American Heart Association Hopes NIH Increase Will End Flat-Funding Cycle

    Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 – American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup M.D. issued the following comments today on the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s proposed $605 million increase to the National Institutes...
  • Speak Up for Tobacco Regulation

    A rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products is a good first step, but it doesn't go far enough to protect young people. Tell the FDA stronger regulations are needed...
  • What's for Lunch?

    Improving the quality of school meals seems like a no-brainer. Yet, Congress’ food fight over nutrition standards wages on. Have your say in the debate!
  • American Heart Association Welcomes New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell

    Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who assumed her new role today: "The American Heart...
  • One Million Milestone

    We’ve reached an amazing milestone in our 'Be CPR Smart' campaign! Over 1,000,000 students will graduate annually knowing the life-saving skill thanks to legislation passed in 17 states. Learn how you can help us reach two million lifesavers...
  • 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...