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  • Stroke Strikes Close to Home

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    This month our very own Government Relations Director tells us about the personal loss he and his family suffered from stroke this past month.
  • What are you actually drinking?

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    Do you really know how much sugar is in your favorite drink. This graphic shows you how much sugar is added to some of our favorite beverages and it might surprise you.
  • Legislative Session Update

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    We want to give you an update on many of our legislative issues that we have been working on this year. Click here for all the details.
  • Meet Christina Bodamer

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    Meet Christina, who has joined the American Heart Association as the Government Relation's Director in Oregon.
  • Advocate Highlight - Eric Rothenberg

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    Washington advocate Eric Rothenberg was recently recognized for his hard work with the American Heart Association. We are so excited for him because we know we couldn't do what we do without our great volunteers!
  • Shrimp Tacos - Delicious Decisions

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    Cooking at home more often is a great way to start changing your relationship with salt. Meals on the go can be hard on your heart, because many prepared foods and restaurant foods are loaded with sodium. And did you know that meals away from home account...
  • The 2016 Oahu Heart Walk is just around the corner

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    The Oahu Heart Walk is coming up soon. Join us August 13th at this fun family event!
  • Knowing CPR Saved My Son

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    When Kristy and her friend Erin decided to get their kids together for a play date at the pool little did she know that it would turn into a day should would never forget.
  • My Experience Collecting Signatures for the Tobacco Tax

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    As a student at California State University, Northridge, I chose to intern with the American Heart Association and support their advocacy efforts by volunteering to collect signatures to qualify the Tobacco Tax Initiative for the upcoming Presidential...
  • Recap of 2016 Regular Session and Sneak Peek into Special Session

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    Thanks for your support over the last few months. It has be an extremely busy legislative session and I wanted to provide a brief recap.
  • Two Montana Volunteers Win Awards

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    Two Montana advocates were recently recognized for their hard work with the American Heart Association. We couldn't do what we do without our great volunteers!
  • Spotlight on Safe Routes to School

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    The AHA is part of a coalition working to improve infrastructure around our state so that every kid has a safe route to school. Read more about our work on this issue and how you can be involved.
  • The State of PE in Oregon

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    This generation of kids are less active than previous generations but we are working hard to change that. Learn more about PE in Oregon and what is being done to ensure kids build healthy habits early that will carry into adulthood.
  • Tobacco Control Roundup

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    While Washington has made many strides in our fight against tobacco there is still more to be done.
  • Could Hawaii be the next state to add CPR for high school graduation?

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    32 states now provide CPR training in schools but Hawaii is not one of them. We are working hard at the AHA to change that.
  • Air Pollutants and High Blood Pressure

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    New research shows a link between air pollution and heart disease. Read more about this newest research.
  • The AHA|ASA is Striking Out Stroke with U of U Health Care

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    The University of Utah and the AHA teamed up last month to strike out stroke. Read more about the work we collaborated on to educate people about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
  • Advocate Highlight - Claudette Kenmir

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    Claudette thought she was a healthy 45 year old woman when the unexpected happened. Read more about her stroke and how she worked hard to recover.
  • Keeping Cool & Healthy This Summer!

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    With the temperatures rising we wanted to share this heart healthy treat that will help you cool off on a hot day.
  • Nevada do you know what F.A.S.T stands for?

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    May is Stroke Awareness month. If you don't already know the signs and symptoms of stroke learn today what F.A.S.T. stands for because you never know when it might affect someone you know.
  • Kids Cook with Heart Maui

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    To help battle the growing obesity epidemic in our youth the AHA has developed a new program, Kids Cook With Heart. Read more about how the first program in Hawaii went.
  • WE ARE THE CURE for cardiovascular disease and stroke

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    May is Stroke Awareness month. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of stroke as well as local events being hosted for both survivors and their caregivers.
  • You are not alone

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    When facing a health scare like stroke or heart disease it is easy to feel alone. We want to let you know about a new tool that allows you to connect with other survivors and caregivers.
  • Active Communities are Healthy Communities

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    AHA believes active communities are healthier communities. Read more about what we are doing to help make our state healthier for everyone.
  • Do you know what F.A.S.T. stands for?

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    May is Stroke Awareness month. If you don't already know the signs and symptoms of stroke learn today what F.A.S.T. stands for because you never know when it might affect someone you know.