American Heart Association

Live a long and healthy life free of cardiovascular disease

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. 

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Improving public health: Sugary drink taxes making a difference

Even one sugary drink a day can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But cities across the country are tackling this health problem.

Teens detail vaping crisis for Congress members

Gabby and Sarah Ralphe gave Congress members a firsthand account of what the e-cigarette crisis looks like at high schools and middles schools.

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Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to help save lives from heart disease and stroke.

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Warning Signs

Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Your actions can only help.

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