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  • 1. Chronic pain common after stroke original article page for simple science
  • 2. New test could mean shorter hospital stay for women original article page for simple science
  • 3. How Can I Make a Planned Gift?
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Top 10 Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater The American Heart Association offers these top 10 tips for dealing with a picky eater.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. Hey Kids, Keep a Healthy Weight The American Heart Association helps kids maintain a healthy weight with Life's Simple 7.
  • 18. Hey Kids, Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet The American Heart Association helps kids eat a heart-healthy diet with Life's Simple 7.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Broiled Orange Roughy Parmesan A Parmesan and sour cream topping?ready in minutes?adds richness to mild orange roughy.
  • 21. Portion Size Versus Serving Size The American Heart Association explains the difference between portion sizes and serving sizes for kids.
  • 22. 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!
  • 23. Health Insurance Marketplace Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplaces with this infographic.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. 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).
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Cincinnati Goes Red For Women Cincinnati Goes Red For Women sub-home page
  • 30. 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.
  • 31. Limit Screen Time and Get Your Kids (and the Whole Family) Moving The American Heart Association offers these tips on how to limit sedentary time and get your kids and your whole family moving.
  • 32. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 33. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents and Caretakers The American Heart Association offers tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood obesity.
  • 34. Privacy Policy & Standards American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Privacy Policy & Standards
  • 35. About - Kids Cook With Heart and Teens Cook With Heart Today 1 in 3 American children and teens is overweight or obese. Kids Cook With Heart / Teens Cook With Heart, the first American Heart Association program in the nation to integrate hands-on healthy cooking and nutrition with cardiovascular health education, aims to change that.
  • 36. What is Angina? Learn the facts about Angina.
  • 37. Meet Mark Ridder - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Read about Mark's journey with heart valve disease, which began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
  • 38. AFib Social Media Graphic Stroke and HF Risk Download this graphic showing greater risk of stroke and heart failure if you have atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 39. Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) What are the surgical procedures for atrial fibrillation (afib)? The American Heart Association explains the procedures for afib that require surgery, such as pacemakers and the Open-heart maze procedure.
  • 40. Salem and Keizer, Oregon More information about our Kids Move With Heart partnership in Salem and Keizer, Oregon coming soon!
  • 41. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 42. Roles of Your Four Heart Valves To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
  • 43. When is the best time of day to work out? The American Heart Association explains when the best time of day to work out is.
  • 44. AFib Social Media Graphic Join My AFib Experience Download this graphic explaining about joining our online community for people with atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 45. AFib Social Media Graphic Symptoms Download this graphic explaining the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 46. AFib Social Media Graphic Greater Risk of Stroke Download this graphic explaining why you have a greater risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 47. Harrisburg/Capital Region Division & Staff Listing Harrisburg/Capital Region Division & Staff Listing
  • 48. International Privacy Statement American Heart Association/American Stroke International Association Privacy Policy
  • 49. Meet Christine Rekash - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Christine Rekash thought she was prepared for open-heart surgery to repair a failing mitral valve, but several complications following her procedure made her realize that she had to take one step at a time. She now works to raise awareness about heart health and offer support to other patients facing heart valve disorders as part of the American Heart Association?s Heart Valve Ambassador program.
  • 50. AFib Social Media Graphic Kenley Jansen story Download this graphic about Kenley Jansen's diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 51. AFib Social Media Graphic Hidden Risks Download this graphic explaining the hidden risks of atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 52. AFib Social Media Graphic What is AFib Download this graphic explaining atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
  • 53. Healthy Post-Play Snacks The American Heart Association offers some great ideas for healthy post-play snacks.
  • 54. Lancaster Division & Staff Listing Lancaster Division & Staff Listing
  • 55. Kids with heart devices (and their parents) may need extra support original article page for simple science
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. 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.
  • 58. 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.
  • 59. Hey Kids, Keep Your Blood Pressure Healthy The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to keep their blood pressure healthy with Life's Simple 7.
  • 60. Erie Division & Staff Listing Erie Division & Staff Listing
  • 61. 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.
  • 62. 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.
  • 63. Heart Valve Awareness: Seek Clarity About Your Risks Educate yourself about your heart valve disease by recognizing and monitoring your risks and working closely with your doctor.
  • 64. Devices for Arrhythmia The American Heart Association explains the implantable devices used to treat arrhythmias, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD and artificial pacemaker.
  • 65. Other Heart Rhythm Disorders The American Heart Association explains other rhythm disorders such as Adams-Stokes disease, bundle branch block, long Q-T syndrome, and Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
  • 66. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Caring for Stroke Survivors (Brochure) A ?best of? collection of articles and information on caring for stoke survivors from the American Stroke Association?s award-winning Stroke Connection® magazine. Great for hospitals, doctors? offices and rehabilitation centers.
  • 67. Lehigh Valley & Northeast Division & Staff Listing Lehigh Valley & Northeast Division & Staff Listing
  • 68. Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
  • 69. 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.
  • 70. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 71. 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.
  • 72. Types of Replacement Heart Valves If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.
  • 73. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 74. 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.
  • 75. Testing for Heart Valve Problems To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
  • 76. Post Surgery Milestones: Managing Your Mood, Expectations and Goals Often people who are getting ready for major surgery have a whirlwind of details to juggle. Most people don?t stop to think about how they can help themselves feel good emotionally during their recovery.
  • 77. 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.
  • 78. 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.
  • 79. 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?"
  • 80. Mercer County Division & Staff Listing Mercer County Division & Staff Listing
  • 81. 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.
  • 82. 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.
  • 83. Your Heart Valve Surgery Brochure This brochure give patients a helpful overview of heart valve surgery so they can understand and discuss options with their healthcare provider. Explains how heart valves work, disorders, repairs (TAVR, Ross Procedure) and mechanical and biological replacement options. Also describes pre- and post-op procedures, in-hospital and at-home recovery, living with a new heart valve, and more.
  • 84. Warning Signs and Actions: Our Guide to Quick Action This brochure provides information on how acting quickly can save lives by emphasizing three key steps: Know the warning signs, Call 9-1-1, Give CPR.
  • 85. Cardiac Rehabilitation Angina Log The American Heart Association offers this angina log to record your angina symptoms (chest pain) helping to show what angina is like for you and how your angina pattern changes over time. The log helps your doctor regulate your medicines and decide on future treatments.
  • 86. 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!
  • 87. 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.
  • 88. 2016 Westmoreland/Indiana Counties Heart Ball 2016 Westmoreland/Indiana Counties Heart Ball
  • 89. Options and Considerations for Heart Valve Surgery Heart valve disease is not a condition that should be ignored when treatment is recommended. Learn about the risks associated with treatment.
  • 90. Understanding Stroke Brochure (Spanish/English) This brochure provides a clear, concise overview of stroke, including major breakthroughs in treatment. It includes simple definitions of each risk factor and indicates which ones can and cannot be changed. It also gives patients and caregivers easy-to-remember steps to help them recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 91. Commit to be Fit Brochure Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 92. 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.
  • 93. Life's Simple 7 for Kids The American Heart Association offers these great tips on keeping your kids heart healthy with Life's Simple 7.
  • 94. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 95. Make Your Winning Post-Surgery Recovery Plan A little planning goes a long way when it comes to heart valve surgery. We have tips and checklists to help.
  • 96. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 97. Medications for Heart Valve Symptoms Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 98. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 99. Heart Murmurs and Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 100. Ross Procedure The Ross procedure is often very effective for treating damaged aortic valves. Learn why it works


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We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

American Heart Association
2016-2017 Expenditures

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  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%