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  • 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.
  • American Heart Association Heart at the Capitol

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    The AHA hosted Heart at the Capitol, formerly known as Lobby Day, on April 14th this year and it was a great success.
  • Recap of the 2016 Legislative Session

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    As you know, we are still working to have Arizona join the ranks of 31 states across the US that require Hands-On CPR training before graduation.
  • Smoke-Free Workplaces Bill Still Needs Your Help

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    Our Smoke-Free Workplaces bill made tremendous progress towards becoming a statewide law this legislative session. This policy passed out of the Senate and received support from over one thousand Alaskan businesses and organizations.
  • Washington 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.
  • Advocate Highlight - Craig Miller

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    A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease changed Craig's life forever. Read more about his story and how he found new purpose after his diagnosis.
  • Advocate Highlight - Myra Wilson

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    At age 41 Myra was a studying to be a nurse when her life changed forever.
  • It's Time to Take the Next Step

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    It's time for Washington to take the next step in improving our cardiac and stroke systems of care. Learn more about what the AHA would like to do and how you can help.
  • Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

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    Read TJ's story and learn more about the technology that helped save his life.
  • Have a Heart Healthy Summer

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    Happy Summer, You’re the Cure Advocates! As the temperatures are rising and we are all preparing for the fun activities of summertime, we thought we would share with our favorite low sodium summertime recipe!
  • CPR in Schools. Saving Lives!

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    Thanks to advocates like you over 40,000 students a year in Nevada will now be trained in CPR. Learn more about this exciting story here.
  • Jocelyn Gomez

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    Jocelyn's connection to the AHA mission is a very personal one. Read more about her story and why she is so passionate.
  • 2016 Legislative Session - An update on efforts to raise the tobacco tax

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    As the legislative session is heading into the home stretch we want to give you an update on legislation that would raise the tobacco tax in Hawaii.
  • Legislative Session is Over

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    The 2016 legislative session is officially over. Learn more about what we accomplished this year and what we will need your help with next session.
  • Legislative Session 2016

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    The 2016 legislative session if officially over. Read more about what happened this year and what we will need your help on next session.
  • Henry Philofsky, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation - Partners with Heart

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    We want to introduce you to Henry. Henry is one of our dedicated coalition partners working on the tobacco to 21 issue in Oregon.
  • Healthcare Expansion - What Almost Was

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    Our state has a healthcare coverage gap that affects 78,000 Idahoans. While we weren't successful in closing the gap we got much further than we thought we would. Read more about what happened here.
  • 2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

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    The 2016 legislative session is officially over. Read more about some of the things we accomplished this year.
  • Helping Heart Attack Victims in Montana

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    The Mission: Lifeline program is working hard in Montana to help improve the chances of heart attack patients survival. Read more about the work they are doing here.
  • LeeAnne Ferguson - Partners with Heart

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    We want to introduce you to LeeAnne, one of our amazing coalition partners on the Safe Routes to School issue. Read more about how she became involved and why she is so passionate about the issue.