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  • 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...
  • 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...