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  • 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.
  • Toolkit: Covering All Americans

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    7.3 million heart disease and stroke patients are uninsured, but the new Health Insurance Marketplace will improve access to affordable health care coverage beginning October 1st. Use our new resources to help share this important information in your...
  • Lace-Up Your Sneakers... It's Heart Walk Season!

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    Fall is just around the corner which means many cities across the country are gearing up for their American Heart Association Heart Walk! Will you be 'walking the walk' with us to fight heart disease and stroke?
  • 'Hearts for Research' Petition Heads to Capitol Hill

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    We put out the call and you delivered! Check out the results of our 'Hearts for Research' photo petition and learn how it will make its way to the halls of Congress this month.
  • Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers, One Student at a Time

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    The following excerpt is from a blog post by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and AHA volunteer Tommy Watson, published on The Huffington Post's The Blog on September 3rd. It is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and the American...
  • Make sure You're the Cure emails are not lost in the shuffle!

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    Whether you check you GMAIL on your home computer, on your phone on the way to work, or even in the office (shhh… we won’t tell anyone!), I am sure you noticed a little change. Your email has now been automatically organized into tabs, such...
  • Map: CPR in Schools Legislation

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    Learn which states have passed legislation to ensure students learn the live-saving skill of CPR before graduation. ( Last updated June 2015 )
  • Healthy Habits: One of the Most Precious Gifts We Can Give Our Children

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    The following excerpt is from a blog post by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown published on The Huffington Post's The Blog on August 27th. It is first in a series produced by The Huffington Post and the American Heart Association addressing...
  • Presentation: Communicating with Congress

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    View the slides from the recent presentation entitled Communicating with Congress: How to turn a 10-Minute Meeting with a Legislator into a Life-Long Relationship .
  • Show Congress the Face of Medical Research

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    Medical research funding is not just about the numbers. It's about the real people who are counting on new treatments and cures. Be one of our many faces of medical research by adding your name and picture to our photo petition today!
  • Pants Too Tight? Cut the Salt!

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    Excess sodium in your diet can cause high blood pressure and lead to heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, headaches, and more. But did you know that extra sodium may also be affecting your appearance? The AHA's new infographic explains.
  • New CDC Study Confirms Need for State Smoke-Free Laws

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    Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2013 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the CDC Foundation’s new study released in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, which found smoke-free laws in nine states...
  • An Education Bill Without Physical Education? No Way!

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    The U.S. House of Representatives passed an education bill in July that didn't include physical education. Now, the push is on to build support for the FIT Kids Act! Will you help?
  • I'm a YTC Advocate: AHA President Dr. Mariell Jessup

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    Dr. Mariell Jessup is a cardiologist, a You're the Cure advocate, and the new President of the American Heart Association. Check out our Q&A with her.
  • AHA Responds to FDA Report on Menthol Cigarettes

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    Washington, D.C. July 23, 2013 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new evaluation on the use of menthol in cigarettes, and the agency’s request...
  • Introducing...Voices for Healthy Kids

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    We’re proud to share news about a new collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at engaging, organizing and mobilizing people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • Meet Our New Chairman & President

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    July marks the 'passing of the torch' for the American Heart Association's volunteer leadership. CEO Nancy Brown introduces you to our new Chairman and President, Bernie Dennis and Mariell Jessup.
  • Unlock Your Advocacy Potential

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    Do you want to be a You’re the Cure Champion? Set-up your community profile today to climb through our advocate ranks as you take important actions to help build healthier lives.
  • Coming Soon: Health Insurance Marketplace

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    In less than 100 days, open enrollment will begin for the Health Insurance Marketplace- a new, easier way for consumers who are uninsured to shop for and purchase health insurance that best meets their needs and budget. Are you ready?
  • USDA Releases Strong Standards for Snacks in Our Schools

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    Washington, D.C., June 27, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the interim final rule on “competitive foods” in the nation’s schools, released today by the United States Department...
  • 10,000 You're the Cure Community Members!

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    Thank you You’re the Cure ! Together, we have hit a major milestone! As of today, we have over 10,000 community site members on the brand new yourethecure.org! That means that over 10,000 of you have set up community profiles and passwords and have...
  • VT Advocate Makes the Case for Taxing Unhealthy Products

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    Dr. Mary Cushman (right), President of the American Heart Association's Vermont board, recently had an opinion piece published in the Burlington Free Press regarding prevention, health care costs, and taxing unhealthy products. Check out what she...