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  • Results 51 - 60 of about 73

  • 51. The American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations The American Heart Association's Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations.
  • 52. 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.
  • 53. By Any Other Name It's Still Sweetener The American Heart Association discusses the use of high fructose corn syrup and the overall consumption of added sugar in the American diet.
  • 54. About Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains that fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. Learn more!
  • 55. 5 Steps to Lose Weight The American Heart Association helps you take action and take steps to eat better and lose weight.
  • 56. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 57. Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better The American Heart Association offers these daily tips to help your family eat better.
  • 58. Suggested Servings from Each Food Group The American Heart Association explains the suggested servings from each food group.
  • 59. Tips for Eating Healthy The American Heart Association explains that Eating healthy isn?t just something to do on National Eating Healthy Day, it?s something you can do every day. And if you slip up today, then start over tomorrow. Every day is a new opportunity.
  • 60. Daily Tips to Keep the Family Active The American Heart Association offers these daily tips to help keep your family active.


Our Mission

Community

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

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • 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%