Live a Long and Healthy Life
Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping.
I can't stop smoking.
Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Make a plan to quit and don’t give up.
I can't get my blood pressure under control.
High blood pressure is like a pipe with too much pressure. Don’t let it burst before you get the facts.
Keeping up with my meds is hard.
Your medicine may not work properly if you don’t take it as prescribed, leaving you frustrated and vulnerable.
Stress gets the best of me.
You can overcome stress! In addition to feeling terrible, stress can take a toll on your health. But you can overcome it.
Events in Your Area
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- An Affair of the Heart, Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, Date: WED Feb 13 - 11:00 AM
- Greater Washington Region Heart Ball, Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Date: SAT Feb 23 - 06:30 PM
- Hearts Delight Wine Auction and Tasting, Location: Washington, DC, Date: WED Mar 06 - 06:00 PM
- 34th Annual Golf Tournament, Location: Woodmont Country Club, Date: MON Apr 29 - 08:30 AM
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Inspiring generations of kids
Longtime PE teacher Sandra Lightfoot is helping students get active, build confidence, learn how their hearts work and raise money to keep other hearts working. Read about Sandra’s work with the American Heart Association’s new Kids Heart Challenge.Learn more about Kids Heart Challenge
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Join Us For A Heart Walk In Your Area
Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart disease and stroke.
Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.
Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Your actions can only help.
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