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  • 1. Chronic pain common after stroke original article page for simple science
  • 2. Video Training Video Training tabbed page
  • 3. New test could mean shorter hospital stay for women original article page for simple science
  • 4. How Can I Make a Planned Gift?
  • 5. Get Active with our Healthy Challenge Scavenger Hunt The American Heart Association offers this fun scavenger hunt activity for kids that helps them get exercise at home.
  • 6. Hey Kids, Learn About Blood Sugar and Diabetes The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to know how blood sugar and type 2 diabetes with Life's Simple 7.
  • 7. Walk the Walk for Heart Health One of the simplest types of physical activity ? walking ? is also one of the most beneficial. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, at least five days a week, can lower your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • 8. Top 10 Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater The American Heart Association offers these top 10 tips for dealing with a picky eater.
  • 9. What Can Your Kids Cook Up? Healthy Habits Start at Home The American Heart Association offers these great tips in how to make a healthy home for you and your family.
  • 10. Play With Your Food - Just Keep It Healthy - Healthy Habits Start at Home The American Heart Association offers these great tips in how to make a healthy home for you and your family.
  • 11. Teenage Hormones and Heart Health The American Heart Association knows that if you?re a parent of a teenager, you?re probably familiar with the mood swings hormone surges can produce. You know how they affect temperament ? but what about heart health?
  • 12. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management (Brochure) Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 13. Cholesterol and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 14. Quitting Smoking and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 15. Staying Fit With Chronic Pain The American Heart Association explains protecting your heart health can seem overwhelming if you also battle chronic pain. Learn these tips on how to balance the two.
  • 16. Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
  • 17. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet from the American Heart Association
  • 18. Tips to Keep in Mind for Physical Activity Doctors say kids your age should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. The American Heart Association has these tips to keep in mind whole being physically active.
  • 19. If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect Brochure This full-color 64-page booklet is a comprehensive, informative guide for parents with a child with a congenital heart defect. It helps prepare parents for the medical and surgical treatments their child may require. It describes and illustrates a variety of common heart defects, tells how the defects are diagnosed and treated, and discusses the child's special needs.
  • 20. For Your Children: Our Guide (Spanish) Our guide to help you safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke
  • 21. Smoking and Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke (Spanish brochure) This brochure details the effect smoking has on the cardiovascular system and specifically how smoke and secondhand smoke can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. It also offers detailed tips for quitting, and includes coping skills.
  • 22. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 23. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 24. Sex and Heart Disease Brochure This brochure addresses resumption of sex after a heart attack or heart surgery, possible effects of medication, and several myths and misconceptions regarding sex and heart disease.
  • 25. Devices that may Interfere with Pacemakers The American Heart Association explains the various devices that may interfere with the use of a pacemaker.
  • 26. Hey Kids, Don't Smoke, Use Smokeless Tobacco, or Nicotine Products The American Heart Association helps kids understand the importance of not smoking or using smokeless tobacco products with Life's Simply 7 for Kids.
  • 27. About Your Bypass Surgery Brochure This brochure offers bypass patients information and reassurance, explaining in positive terms why surgery is performed and how it works. It takes a careful look at pre-op procedures, the healing process, home recovery, and how exercise will help patients regain strength.
  • 28. Shaking Your Salt Habit Brochure: Reducing sodium to lower blood pressure This brochure provides a checklist for assessing current consumption, identifies high- and low-sodium foods, profiles a wide range of alternative seasonings and the foods they can be used with. It also gives strategies for dining out, and more.
  • 29. High Blood Pressure and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 30. Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
  • 31. Caregiver Journal Pages The American Heart Association offers these journal pages for caregivers to write their thoughts.
  • 32. About Your Peripheral Artery Disease Brochure This brochure is a critically important tool for reducing the rate of peripheral artery disease (PAD) among high-risk populations and general audiences.
  • 33. Essential Kitchen Equipment and Utensils The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program explains the essential kitchen equipment and utensils needed to make your next meal at home.
  • 34. Heart-Check Health Professional Toolkit Client / Patient Materials The American Heart Association offers these materials to help you teach your clients/patients how to use the Heart-Check mark.
  • 35. Diabetes and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 36. Losing Weight and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 37. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices Brochure This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 38. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 39. High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy lifestyle habits, encourage cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, manage cardiovascular disease by recommending lifestyle modifications, and meet the special needs of underserved and minority markets.
  • 40. Your Child's Abnormal Heart Rhythm Brochure This brochure provides information on the diagnosis of heart rhythm disturbances, common types of rhythm disturbances (PAC, PVC, SVT, etc.) and treatments.
  • 41. Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) The American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) is a unique, strategic relationship between the American Heart Association?s Nutrition Committee and food industry leaders. In existence since 1995, INAP provides a platform for open dialogue, sharing of information and planning cooperative programs in areas of mutual interest such as diet and nutrition and cardiovascular disease.
  • 42. Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity Brochure Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity
  • 43. Understanding Angina Brochure: Our Guide to Managing Chest Discomfort What is angina? What causes it? What's the difference between angina and a heart attack? This brochure answers these and other questions on diagnosis, treatment, and more. Now updated with full-color photographic artwork.
  • 44. About Heart Transplants Brochure: Our Guide for Patients and Their Families Discusses the conditions that render a patient in need of a heart transplant, what happens during the procedure, expected survival rates, and the potential complications following surgery. The process of organ donation is also discussed. Now updated with full-color photographic artwork.
  • 45. Coachella Valley Goes Red For Women Go Red For Women® in the Coachella Valley celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
  • 46. After Your Heart Attack Brochure: Our guide to help you recover This brochure answers the myriad questions patients have after a heart attack. It provides an overview of why heart attacks occur, and the lasting physical effects. Also includes sections on returning to work, depression, family members? emotions, and reducing risk factors to prevent recurrent events.
  • 47. Understanding and Improving Cholesterol Brochure This brochure incorporates the latest guidelines to set people straight about a confusing subject: cholesterol! LDL, HDL, triglycerides, omega-3 fatty acids - everything is clarified and explained.
  • 48. Warning Signs of Stroke Brochure - Spanish Edition This easy-read brochure provides basic information about stroke warning signs and what do if any of them occur. Written at a lower reading level (4th grade) to better address underserved populations, the brochure also introduces F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) as an easy way to identify symptoms and take fast action.
  • 49. Living with Heart Failure Brochure (Spanish/English) This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 50. Are You at Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke? (Brochure) A quick, convenient way to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke. It helps readers determine where to focus their efforts to reduce their risk.
  • 51. Signs of a Heart Attack Brochure This easy-to-read brochure emphasizes the warning signs of a heart attack. It gives readers clear directions for what to do if symptoms are present, including the most important of all: Call 911!
  • 52. Hey Kids, Learn About Cholesterol The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to keep their cholesterol under control with Life's Simple 7.
  • 53. Hey Kids, Keep a Healthy Weight The American Heart Association helps kids maintain a healthy weight with Life's Simple 7.
  • 54. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure (Spanish) This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of one's diet. It recommends healthy foods to substitute for unhealthy ones, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily guidelines for fat intake. A convenient reference everyone should keep right next to the refrigerator!
  • 55. Form page for RQI Form for RQI
  • 56. Losing Weight the Healthy Way (Spanish brochure) The basics of weight management, in just a few easy-to-read pages. Includes information on how to develop a healthy eating plan, select and prepare food, and become more physically active.
  • 57. Aspirin, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure presents the latest American Heart Association science on aspirin therapy for the prevention of heart disease and stroke, as well as its use in acute event treatment.
  • 58. Quit Smoking for Good Brochure This brochure provides helpful hints on how to stop smoking and maintain a nonsmoking lifestyle. It also includes a quit-smoking plan, discusses coping skills and offers tips on avoiding weight gain.
  • 59. After Your Heart Attack Brochure (Spanish) Este folleto contesta muchas de las preguntas de los pacientes que han sufrido un ataque al corazon, explica como ocurren los ataques cardiacos y sus secuelas fisicas.
  • 60. Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure
  • 61. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure (Spanish) This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke. It overviews the causes, symptoms and some of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 62. Heart-Healthy Recipes for People with Diabetes Booklet Healthy eating is key to managing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This 52-page recipe booklet contains a collection of 37 delicious recipes to help people with diabetes establish an eating plan.
  • 63. Living With Your Pacemaker Brochure This brochure reviews how pacemakers work, problems to watch for, and how to ensure that they continue to work properly. Includes a pacemaker ID card for patients.
  • 64. Hey Kids, Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet The American Heart Association helps kids eat a heart-healthy diet with Life's Simple 7.
  • 65. Web Booklet: If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect Our guide for parents is a web booklet with detailed information if your child has been diagnosed with a congenital defect.
  • 66. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure: Our guide to reducing your risk This brochure defines each of the risk factors leading to heart attack or stroke and clearly explains American Heart Association recommendations.
  • 67. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 68. Caring for Your Non-Stick Skillets The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program offers these tips on how to care for your non-stick skillets.
  • 69. Broiled Orange Roughy Parmesan A Parmesan and sour cream topping?ready in minutes?adds richness to mild orange roughy.
  • 70. Portion Size Versus Serving Size The American Heart Association explains the difference between portion sizes and serving sizes for kids.
  • 71. Keep your heart healthy with Life's Simple 7 for Kids The American Heart Association helps you learn how to keep your heart healthy with Life's Simple 7 for kids!
  • 72. 2016 Pittsburgh Heart Ball 2016 Pittsburgh Heart Ball
  • 73. Losing Weight the Healthy Way (Brochure) The basics of weight management, in just a few easy-to-read pages. Includes information on how to develop a healthy eating plan, select and prepare food, and become more physically active.
  • 74. Health Insurance Marketplace Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplaces with this infographic.
  • 75. Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol (Spanish brochure) Guidelines for understanding and controlling your cholesterol.
  • 76. Food Packaging Claims The American Heart Association helps you understand what the various claims on food packaging labels mean so you can make informed decisions about the food you buy for yourself and your family.
  • 77. Warning Signs of Stroke Brochure This easy-read brochure provides basic information about stroke warning signs and what do if any of them occur. Written at a lower reading level (4th grade) to better address underserved populations, the brochure also introduces F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) as an easy way to identify symptoms and take fast action.
  • 78. Addressing your Child's Weight at the Doctor The American Heart Association offers these tips for parents on how to address their child's weight with the doctor.
  • 79. International Training Center Form Thank You page We're excited that you're interested in becoming an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center (ITC).
  • 80. Smoking and Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure details the effect smoking has on the cardiovascular system and specifically how smoke and secondhand smoke can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. It also offers detailed tips for quitting, and includes coping skills.
  • 81. Peach Melba Parfait Our lightened version of Peach Melba features fat-free vanilla yogurt that is pureed with fresh raspberries, layered with peaches, and topped with more raspberries.
  • 82. Hey Kids, Run, Walk and Play Every Day The American Heart Association helps kids understand how important physical activity is to heart health with Life's Simple 7 for Kids.
  • 83. High Blood Pressure and Stroke Brochure This brochure alerts readers to the fact that high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. It provides clear directions for treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of first or recurrent stroke.
  • 84. Your Cardiac Catheterization Brochure This brochure describes how this important procedure is used to examine the heart to measure pressure, take pictures of the arteries bringing blood to the heart, and assess heart function. It also includes detailed illustrations.
  • 85. Print and Web Resources The American Heart Association provides print and web resources and tools for your heart health.
  • 86. Living with Atrial Fibrillation Brochure This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke and provides information on medications, including the anticoagulant warfarin - one of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 87. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Preventing Stroke in African Americans Primary stroke prevention title raises awareness of this population's increased risk and what they can do about it. Perfect for individuals who have one or more risk factors, this booklet includes risk-assessment tools and lifestyle management content. Excerpts from Stroke Connection Magazine help readers relate to the information in a more personal way.
  • 88. Register for Health Professional Toolkit Client / Patient Materials Register to receive the Heart-Check mark Health Professional Toolkit Client / Patient Materials from the American Heart Association at no cost to you.
  • 89. Tips for Eating Out Brochure An excellent tool for heart-healthy dining! This brochure provides ordering ideas for the following food categories: Cajun, Chinese, Family Style, Fast Food, French, Greek/Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Steakhouse, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, and more.
  • 90. Controlling Your Risk Factors Brochure (Spanish/English) Empower patients to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke with this complete, easy-to-read resource based on new prevention guidelines. This booklet defines each of the risk factors for heart attack and stroke and provides guidance for managing those that can be controlled: cholesterol, physical inactivity, blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes. It also emphasizes four key numbers for patients to know to treat their risk: total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI. It encourages patients to discuss their risk with their healthcare providers to determine the best treatment options.
  • 91. Recursos para hispanohablantes en EE. UU. Los programa de aprendizaje de la American Heart Association sobre reanimacion cardiopulmonar (RCP) y uso del desfibrilador externo automatic personas com ousted a responder con rapidez. La triste realidad es que la mayoria de las victimas de paro cardiac no sobreviven.
  • 92. An Active Partnership for the Health of Your Heart The new edition of the Active Partnership product includes a workbook and DVD designed to help patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) recover and improve their health after a cardiac event or surgery.
  • 93. Power To End Stroke - Philly Power To End Stroke - Philly
  • 94. 2015 Lehigh Valley Go Red For Women Luncheon 2015 Lehigh Valley Go Red For Women Luncheon
  • 95. Give the gift that pays you back! November CGA eblast
  • 96. The Gift That Pays You Back East Team Fall 2015 CGA Mailer
  • 97. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 98. Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids The American Heart Association Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids is a collection of resources that will help you empower your child(ren) to develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.
  • 99. Innocent Heart Murmurs Brochure Calm parents' fears about murmurs with this brief but informative brochure. It reassures parents that an innocent murmur is a normal condition that doesn't indicate a disease, require medication, or put any restrictions on a child's normal activities or development.
  • 100. Pulmonary Hypertension The American Heart Association explains how congenital heart defects can lead to Pulmonary Hypertension.


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