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Fighting heart disease and stroke in the southeastern part of the nation through advocacy.
  • Beverly Moore-Harton, Jasper

    This American Heart Month, meet You're the Cure advocate Beverly Moore-Harton, who is passionate about raising awareness of heart disease in women.
  • Sheron Lee, Hammond

    Later this month, the American Heart Association will join the American Academy of Neurology in Washington, D.C. for a stroke fly-in around the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. Sheron Lee, You're the Cure advocate and stroke caregiver...
  • Claire Hick, Southaven

    Our 2015-16 Mississippi Advocacy Committee is composed of 12 individuals from across the state with different occupations, who have a great interest in advocating for policy change for heart-health issues. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of...
  • Louisiana Gov. Calls Special Session

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    The Louisiana Legislature is scheduled to return to the State Capitol on Feb. 14 to address the state’s budget shortfalls. We’ll be there – and will need your help!
  • Georgia Legislators Celebrate National Wear Red Day

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    Last week, the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Feb. 5 as National Wear Red Day, a day aimed at raising awareness of heart disease in women.
  • Mississippi Communities Celebrate American Heart Month

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    This American Heart Month, communities throughout the state are urging residents to take control of their heart health.
  • Mother-Daughter Politicians Urge Tennesseans to Go Red

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    Last week, State Rep. Erica Gilmore and her daughter, Councilwoman Erica Gilmore of Davidson County, called on Tennesseans to stand up against heart disease in women.
  • LaTonya Richardson, Florida

    After experiencing a TIA in 2010, I decided that I wanted - and needed - to do something to educate people about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, and stroke, the No. 1 killer in African-American women .
  • Alabama Legislature is in Session

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    The Alabama legislature convened at noon on Feb. 2. We have a very bold priority that can improve the financial health of our state, and the physical health of our residents.
  • Christopher Pena, Mississippi

    My son Christopher was born in April 2008. Shortly after birth, a pulse ox reading indicated low oxygen, which led to a chest x-ray revealing Christopher had a severely enlarged heart. The medical team told us that the only option was a heart transplant...
  • Florida Advocates Urge Legislators to Pass the Buck

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    On Thursday, Jan. 21, volunteers and staff from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Campaign for Tobacco Free Florida and the American Lung Association came to Tallahassee to ask Florida’s legislative leaders...
  • Advocates Push for Smoke-free Capital Area

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    On Jan. 26, advocates announced they're ready for the Capital Area to become smoke-free.
  • Tennessee Legislature Kicks off 2015 Session

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    The Tennessee General Assembly convened at noon on Tuesday, January 12. This General Assembly will vote on many important issues that could potentially affect the lives of all Tennesseans in the immediate future, as well as for years to come.
  • LA Gov. Takes First Step to Expand Medicaid

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    Earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards signed an executive order to start Medicaid expansion in the state.
  • New Study Links Sugar-Sweetened Drinks to Increased Visceral Fat

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    Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.
  • The Gavel is Down, Mississippi!

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    The gavel is down and the 2016 Legislative Session has officially started!
  • AHA Urges Florida Lawmakers to Improve Access to Healthy Foods

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    Right now, more than 2.5 million Floridians live in areas where it is difficult and sometimes impossible to buy fresh food – fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, seafood and lean meats. The American Heart Association hopes to change...
  • Sandra Roberson, Tennessee

    At age 30, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I wasn’t surprised since it runs rampant in my family, but I was irritated to have to take a pill every day. Five years later, I did the most selfish thing I've ever done.
  • American Heart Association Proposes Solution to Alabama's Money Woes

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    As the Alabama Legislature prepares to come back in session, money is still needed to properly run state government. Find out the American Heart Association's proposed solution!
  • AHA and Rep. Clemmons will host CPR training

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    On Jan. 26, the American Heart Association and Rep. John Ray Clemmons will host a free CPR training at the Tennessee State Capitol. Legislators, staff and the public are welcome to attend.
  • Valeria Hawkins, Clarksdale

    Two months ago, Valeria fulfilled her dream and finished the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. She says, “Finishing the race, wearing my medal and realizing this dream were all just a part of the journey.”
  • Braydee Clair Little, Mississippi

    Braydee Clair's heart defects were undiagnosed before birth. At seventeen months of age, she received her first open heart surgery. Find out how the now three year old inspires her parents on a daily basis.
  • Anniston Opens Up Smoke Free Ordinance

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    Earlier this week, the Anniston City Council allowed public comment on allowing smoking in cigar bars.
  • Voices for Healthy Kids Awards Grant to Georgia Bikes

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    This week, Brent A. Buice who serves on the American Heart Association’s Georgia Advocacy Committee shared with us exciting news about Georgia Bikes receiving funding to work on Complete Streets policies in cities throughout the state.
  • Ron Schnoor, Ocean Springs

    Our 2015-16 Mississippi Advocacy Committee is composed of 12 individuals from across the state with different occupations, who have a great interest in advocating for policy change for heart-health issues. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of...