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  • A Victory for NYC's Sodium Warning Icon Law!

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    The saga that surrounds New York City's Sodium Warning Label continues. But every step has been a strong show of support of this policy which will help to empower consumers to make healthy decisions about the food they eat when dining out at chain...
  • Tobacco 21 Passes in Albany County!

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    Today is a great day to live in Albany County. Last night the Albany County Legislature voted to pass Local Law C, which would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The vote was 24-13. It was inspiring to see the work of the legislature at it's...
  • Capital Region NY Stroke Ambassador Kicks of American Stroke Month!

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    On May 5th, 2016 Stroke Ambassador Paula Symanski was joined by her New York Assemblymember Carrie Woerner as she rode her bicycle through the streets of Albany, NY - arriving in front of the State Capitol to cheers of her friends and supporters! May...
  • Rhode Island Lobby Day a Success

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    You’re the Cure advocates from across the Ocean State descended on the RI State House on May 4 th for the American Heart Association’s Lobby Day. Their message to lawmakers: cast a vote for children’s health!
  • Rhode Island Legislative Session Heads into Home Stretch

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    We are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 RI Legislative Session. With several priority bills still in play, we need your continued support to keep the pressure on our legislators!
  • Without Day

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    On April 29, The Maine Legislature adjourned Sine Die .
  • Making Connections for Maine Survivors

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    Last week, the American Heart Association in Maine hosted our first ever survivor gathering at OceanView at Falmouth.
  • FDA Announces New Rule Overseeing All Tobacco Products Including E-Cigs!

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    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced exciting news that they finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others.
  • Spotlight on Stroke in the Garden State!

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    Throughout May, the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association focuses attention on New Jersey's third leading cause of death: stroke. Not only is stroke a leading cause of death, but it is also a leading cause of disability.
  • Tough Session So Far...

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    The 2016 legislative session ended on May 4th. Learn about the outcome of this session and how it affects you and your family.
  • Representative Prasad Srinivasan, Connecticut

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    Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, the only physician in the state legislature, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to lead the charge in order to raise the state’s tobacco purchase age to 21.
  • They Want to Hear From You!

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    As an advocate of the American Heart Association, it is important that you know who your own legislators are, and just as important that they know who you are. Learn about how you can find out who your legislator is.
  • Yuki Courtland - PE Advocate in NYC!

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    Meet Yuki Courtland. She is a You're the Cure advocate and she sees something wrong in her world and pushes to make the necessary change to help.
  • #PE4All Victory in NYC!

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    It's almost too good to be true! New York City is poised to make significant progress in our goal to improve physical education for every student!
  • One Step Closer to Protecting Our Youth from Big Tobacco!

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    Last week, the Senate passed legislation to protect kids from the dangers of tobacco! This critical legislation would strengthen our tobacco laws and once again make Massachusetts a nationwide leader in tobacco prevention and control.
  • Will You Raise Your Voice to Help Prevent Obesity in Massachusetts?

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    Learn about why you should join us for our Heart on the Hill Lobby Day on May 23rd.
  • Little Tikes with a Big Message

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    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get the message across. Sawyer Daniels and Jack Towle stole the show at our April legislative reception.
  • Thanks to You, Vermont Will Be a Leader in Setting State Nutrition Standards!

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    The House this week just gave its final approval to legislation that will require all Vermont state agencies to follow nutrition standards for the food they sell or serve.
  • Winning the Fight Against E-Cigs in Vermont

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    Thanks to the hard work by many volunteers like you, the Governor will soon be signing legislation into law that would prevent e-cigarettes from being used any place smoking is currently prohibited in Vermont!
  • Are the streets in your town complete?

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    In New Hampshire we usually think of roads going through our towns as "complete" when we are able to drive our cars without having to avoid potholes. But "Complete Streets" means so much more.
  • UPDATE: Tobacco 21 Moves Through Committees in Albany County, Goes to Full Vote!

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    On Wednesday, April 27, the Albany County Health Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee voted to move Local Law "C" through to a vote with the full legislature on May 9.
  • Albany County Legislature Holds Public Hearing on Tobacco 21!

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    Last night, the Albany County Legislature held a public hearing on raising the purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. Public Health advocates and community members came out in full force to discuss the reasons why raising the purchase...
  • New Stroke Advocacy Video Coming Soon!

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    Yesterday, staff at the Albany, NY office met with local paramedics and AHA volunteers to create a new video highlighting the advances in stroke treatment and why it is important for states to have stroke systems of care, including designation of stroke...
  • A busy Albany comes to a stand still as Legislators go on break

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    You would never have guessed that yesterday more than 20,000 people came out to rally in support of three different candidates all vying for the 2017 Presidential bid. With supporters and protesters lining the streets of downtown Albany in hopes to see...
  • Falling on Deaf Ears

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    One of the most lifesaving bills in the past decade is being debated in the state house. But, I'm worried that all our please to pass it is falling on deaf ears. It's time for us to pull out our bullhorns.