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Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives.
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We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
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Regional Office
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66212
phone: (913) 652-1913
fax: (913) 648-0423

Rob Shipley Family KC
Just last year, Rob Shipley was enjoying a game of basketball with his son, when he started feeling light-headed, short of breath and went to sit down.  This was unusual for Rob as he was an active 40-year-old that enjoyed biking, running and taking spin class at 5:30 every morning, even during spring break! 

“Something just wasn’t right that day,” explains Rob.  “I got up to enter the house, reached for the screen door and immediately passed out.” 

Tests indicated that Rob's aortic valve was nearly non-functioning (very little blood flow through the valve). 

He knows heart disease runs in his family and therefore he is more susceptible, but he had no other risk factors for heart disease.

“So if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.  Know the risk factors AND warning signs for heart disease and stroke.  You never know when and if it’s going to hit you or someone you love, so you might as well be prepared.  AND, while you’re at it, learn CPR… could be saving the life of someone you love!”  more about Rob 

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Comanche Elementary Teaching GardenComanche Elementary students got their hands dirty, but Mom would approve. Planting teaching gardens improves kids’ attitudes toward fruits and vegetables.

nosmokingAmerican Heart Association Salutes Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for Vetoing Legislation that Exempts E-Cigarettes from Tobacco Regulation

Multi-Ethnic Kids Eating Healthy FoodThe American Heart Association and Johnson County Department of Health & Environment received a Healthy Living Grant for a joint early childhood program.

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Congratulations to the Worksites in Kansas and Worksites in Missouri that were awarded Fit-Friendly Recognition.