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  • AHA Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

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    Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2013 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the budget agreement announced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R.- Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.): “The proposed...
  • Understanding Your Member of Congress

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    Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Member of Congress, or if they really consider your opinion when making decisions? Check out our new video, produced by the Congressional Management Foundation, for an insider look at Congressional offices...
  • Shop Heart This Holiday Season

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    Are you still tackling holiday shopping for family and friends? Consider giving the gift of American Heart Association gear like apparel, cookbooks, and accessories.
  • Share Your Medical Research Story

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    Have you benefited from medical research? If so, we want to hear from you! Federal funding for medical research is once again in jeopardy and your story can make a big difference in Washington. Tell it today!
  • Are You One of the 9 Out of 10?

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    Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium? The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is educating consumers and providing tips to decrease the sodium in your diet.
  • Advocate Spotlight: Ariel Walker

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    Ariel Walker Ohio At 19, my life was totally normal for a college student. Eat, sleep, class, repeat. And then one day, my heart quit beating. I was giving a final presentation in front of a class full of people when everything went dark. When I woke...
  • Our Heartfelt Thanks

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    The following message is from Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association... As Thanksgiving Day approaches, my thoughts turn to all of the families together today — because of the generosity of people like you. Behind every person...
  • What is going on with the Federal budget and medical research?

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    Sequester, continuing resolutions, government shutdowns, debt ceiling, and cuts. The federal budget can be very confusing, especially when it pertains to medical research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Below, we tried to explain how we got...
  • Sequester Stories: How Heart and Stroke Research Hangs in the Balance

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    Learn how budgets cuts to the National Institute of Health (NIH) have affected heart and stroke medical research from You're the Cure Advocates in the medical community.
  • The 2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up is Here!

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    What heart or stroke advocacy victory are you most proud of from the last year? Join us in taking a look back at the impact You're the Cure advocates have made in every state!
  • 1,000 Strong

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    More than 750 advocates have already submitted their letters asking the FDA to eliminate menthol flavoring from cigarettes- now we need YOU to help us stand 1,000 strong!
  • Praise for the FDA's Action on Trans Fat

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe,” which begins the process...
  • Help Stop Therapy Caps

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    Speech, physical, and occupational therapy are vital parts of stroke recovery. However, ‘therapy caps’ threaten to limit care for stroke patients on Medicare, unless Congress acts by the end of the year. Tell your legislators: Stop the therapy...
  • AHA Applauds NYC's Fight Against Youth Tobacco Use

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    Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2013 —The American Heart Association applauds New York City for continuing to be a national leader in reducing tobacco use by passing bills that will discourage young people from smoking and encourage more smokers to quit...
  • Understanding the Financial Costs of Stroke Caregiving

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    During National Family Caregivers Month, learn about the often overlooked financial impact of being a family caregiver to a stroke survivor- and the legislation the AHA/ASA is advocating for to help.
  • Get Ready for National Eating Healthy Day!

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    Take the first step to making healthier food choices by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 6. On this day, Americans are encouraged to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness...
  • Happy Anniversary, You're the Cure Community!

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    It's been one year since the launch of the You're the Cure Community website... and we're celebrating! Learn about the 'gift' you can give us for our 'paper anniversary'!
  • The Government is Shut Down, but Our Fight Is Not

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    As legislators spend time trying to resolve the shutdown, work on key heart and stroke issues has been put on hold. Tell Congress inaction is not an option.
  • October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

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    Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but a person's chance of survival doubles or even triples if they receive prompt CPR from someone nearby. That's why we are working to train a generation of lifesavers...
  • Now Open: Health Insurance Marketplace

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    October 1st marked the day millions of heart disease and stroke patients without health care coverage have been waiting for, as the new Health Insurance Marketplace opened nationwide.
  • FIT Kids Act Bill Summary

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    Learn about the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act currently being considered by Congress. The bill aims to strengthen physical education programs in our nation's schools.
  • Advocate Testifies about the Importance of Newborn Screenings

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    Great news for congenital heart defect advocates! On Thursday, September 26 th You’re the Cure and March of Dimes advocate Joye Mullis testified in front of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families...
  • FIT Kids Act Letter of Support

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    In June 2013, 70 organizations sent a letter of support for the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids to the bill's sponsors, Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) and Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL).
  • Photo Petition: These are the Faces of Medical Research

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    Hundreds of You're the Cure advocates participated in the 'Hearts for Research' photo petition to demonstrate their support for a strong, national investment in the National Institutes of Health.
  • Tell FDA Officials: Menthol Must Go

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    Join us in asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to eliminate the use of menthol in cigarettes.