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  • 51. What's so super about superfoods? The American Heart Association explains that many so-called ?super? foods are good for your heart and your overall health, but not by themselves. Learn more about how to incorporate them into an overall healthy diet to gain the benefits.
  • 52. The Dish: "Trans Fat-Free" Doesn't Mean Healthy The Dish: "Trans Fat-Free" Doesn't Mean Healthy from the American Heart Association.
  • 53. Omega-6 Fatty Acids A recent American Heart Association science advisory concludes that omega-6 fatty acids ? found in some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds ? are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan.
  • 54. Vitamin Supplements: Healthy or Hoax? The American Heart Association answers the question, can vitamin supplements really make you healthier? Some can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet.
  • 55. Meet Trans The American Heart Association explains trans fat.
  • 56. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.
  • 57. Quick-Weight-Loss or Fad Diets The American Heart Association's nutrition experts recommend adopting healthy eating habits permanently, rather than impatiently pursuing crash diets in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few days. Learn more now.
  • 58. What's that you're drinking? The American Heart Association offers this nutritional information for your kids about the important differences in the various types of drinks they choose.
  • 59. Glycemic Index and Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that avoiding spikes in blood sugar by watching carbohydrates in your diet is important for patients with diabetes, but it?s important to remember that not all carbohydrates work the same way. Learn more about the glycemix index and diabetes.
  • 60. The Dish: Making the Change to a Heart-Healthy Life This issue of The Dish from the American Heart Association features guest columnist David Hagedorn, a chef and food columnist for The Washington Post. David shares how a heart attack changed his life, especially his diet.


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2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%