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  • 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...
  • The Lone Star State Steps Up for Hearts

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    More progress has been made to create the next generation of lifesavers, as Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation making the Lone Star State the 11th– and the largest – to make CPR education a requirement to graduate high school. The law...
  • Roaring Thunder for Healthy School Snacks

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    Nearly 250,000 people across the country — including you and 2,500 of your fellow You’re the Cure advocates — spoke-up to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposal to set strong nutrition standards for foods and drinks...
  • AHA Supports Teaching Children to Save Lives Act

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    Washington, D.C., June 11, 2013 — Representative Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act of 2013 . If passed, this legislation would authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies...
  • Senators to Nickelodeon: Prohibit Unhealthy Food Ads

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    This week, four U.S. Senators, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), sent a joint letter to Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom requesting that the children’s entertainment network...
  • Research Without Funding

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    A car without an engine, a bicycle without tires... they just don't work. Neither does research without funding. We asked researchers to share the real-life stories of the devastating impact of reduced funding for medical research...
  • Exercise Your Voice for FIT Kids & Active Americans!

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    Your Members of Congress need to hear from YOU .
  • How Much Salt is Too Much?

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    Are you one of the 9 out of 10 Americans who consume too much sodium? Check out some tips and recipes to help you cut the salt. Your heart will thank you!
  • June= Summer, Fun, & CPR Awareness

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    Summer’s the season for backyard activities and cookouts, but would you know what to do if a friend or family member suffered a sudden cardiac arrest? Make it your mission this month to learn the two simple, life-saving steps to Hands-Only CPR.
  • Praise for New Report on Physical Education

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown released the following statement today on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, and the re-introduction of the...
  • Bringing Stroke Awareness to the Hill

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    Today, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the latest stroke data with congressional staff and to educate them about important research underway to better understand the human brain. ...
  • New Sodium Report "Incomplete," says AHA

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    DALLAS – May 14, 2013 ― The American Heart Association says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) -- Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence -- is incomplete in its assessment of sodium’s impact on health because it...
  • Get Ready for Recess!

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    Throughout the summer months, Members of Congress return to their home states for in-district work periods, or recesses, which present an important opportunity for advocates to talk with their Representative and Senators about pressing heart disease and...
  • Funding Cuts Continue to Threaten Medical Research

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    The $1.5 billion funding cut to the National Institutes of Health budget that took effect in March is already causing the cancellation or delay of promising research projects throughout the country, slowing progress in the prevention and treatment of...
  • Act for AEDs in More Communities

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    Tell Congress to help increase access to life-saving AEDs in EVERY state !