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  • Big Changes in Store for Food Labels

    After more than two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing sweeping changes to the 'Nutrition Facts' label on packaged foods. Will they help you make healthier choices?
  • Infographic: Affordable Care Act- Protecting Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

    Learn about the protections and rights congenital heart defect patients have under the health care law.
  • Our #CHDweek Message: Pulse Ox Saves Lives!

    Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) is the most common birth defect in the U.S.. Early detection is key, which is why advocates across the country are speaking up for a simple, life-saving test for all newborns. Will you join us?
  • AHA Applauds CVS for Phasing Out Tobacco Products

    Dallas, Feb. 5, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the decision by CVS Caremark to phase out tobacco sales: “Smoking is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., killing 443,000 Americans and...
  • Farm Bill Full of Both Wins and Losses, says AHA

    Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 —American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, passed by Congress today: The passage of the Farm Bill today has been long-anticipated...
  • You're Invited!

    How much progress is being made in the fight against our nation's No. 1 killer of women? Join us for the 4th Annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar on February 19th to have that question answered by some of our nation's leading health...
  • Advocates Lobby for FIT Kids

    You're the Cure advocates recently met with Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to request support for FIT Kids, a bipartisan bill that would help ensure students receive high-quality physical education at school.
  • Surgeon General’s Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Bold Action Against Tobacco

    Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress : “Over the last 50...
  • NIH Budget Disappointing, Says American Heart Association

    Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2014 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the FY 2014 federal budget legislation: “For months, the American Heart Association has been pressing federal...
  • Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

    After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging. That's why the American Stroke Association created a volunteer-powered library to gather ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals who’ve created or...
  • 50th Anniversary

    As we mark the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, we reflect on the incredible progress we've made in the fight against tobacco use while setting bold goals for the work that still remains.
  • Influencing Undecided Lawmakers

    How do we convince legislators to support policies important to the heart and stroke community? Check out this video produced by the Congressional Management Foundation to learn the best strategies for influencing your undecided lawmakers.
  • New Year, New Advocates

    It’s the New Year, which means time for setting goals and making resolutions. At You’re the Cure, we have our own resolution for 2014. We want to grow the base of advocates fighting for heart and stroke policy change. Here’s how you...
  • Let's Improve the American Diet

    If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eliminated trans fats from the American diet, we could prevent over 10,000 heart attacks and more than 3,000 deaths per year. But, the FDA needs to hear from you first! Let your voice be heard today!
  • AHA Urges Lawmakers to Use Budget Act Funds for NIH Sequester Relief

    Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2013 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the Senate’s passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013: “The American Heart Association is pleased...
  • Let's Fix the Damage

    After a rough year for medical research funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is finally good news out of Washington! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan budget deal to fund the government for two...
  • AHA Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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.