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  • 1. If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem original article page for simple science
  • 2. Learn About Get With The Guidelines-HF Learn about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
  • 3. Spit from a tick leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting original article page for simple science
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  • 5. Women wish doctors would discuss sex after heart attack original article page for simple science
  • 6. Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure original article page for simple science
  • 7. The couch is no place for people with heart defects original article page for simple science
  • 8. Walking your dog helps your heart original article page for simple science
  • 9. Get With The Guidelines-HF Toolbox Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Toolbox
  • 10. Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics - Slide Sets Heart and Stroke Statistical Slide Sets
  • 11. My Heart. My Life. - Big Island My Heart. My Life. - Big Island
  • 12. Health Equity Initiatives Landing page for federal health equity initiatives
  • 13. Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp Take the Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp!
  • 14. Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies
  • 15. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 16. Heart failure or not you are paying for it original article page for simple science
  • 17. Men Breakfast is important for your heart original article page for simple science
  • 18. What is bad for your heart may be bad for your brain original article page for simple science
  • 19. National Institutes of Health Research Federal issues page on NIH research
  • 20. My Heart. My Life. - Tucson Tucson Heart Walk - April 6, 2014 Join us raise on April 6 at Reid Park to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association's lifesaving research and initiatives at the 2014 Tucson Heart Walk. We look forward to seeing you!
  • 21. My Heart. My Life. - North State The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020
  • 22. Speeding up heart attack treatment. There is an app for that original article page for simple science
  • 23. Text reminders helped people take their heart medicines regularly original article page for simple science
  • 24. Union Bank is top Heart Walk team in the nation Our long-time supporter Union Bank was named the No. 1 Heart Walk team in the nation for 2012. Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 25. Conozca Su Corazón Heart disease and stroke in Utah remain the leading causes of death for both men and women?including Hispanics. Hispanics accounted for 13% of the population in 2010 with a 78% increase in population from 2000. This population is at increased risk for heart disease and stroke due to unhealthy lifestyle habits: 66% are obese or overweight, 67% are not physically active, 25% report high blood pressure, 10% have diabetes, and 13% of Utah Latinos self-report poor health. The majority of risk factors for heart disease are higher in Hispanics as compared to the Utah state average.
  • 26. Youth Market 2013-14 Registration Form Register your school to participate in a Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart program for the 2013-14 year.
  • 27. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure - Bilingual Edition This brochure provides 22 culturally appropriate recipes presented in English and Spanish.
  • 28. Peripheral Angiogram The American Heart Association explains that a peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. The test is also called a peripheral arteriogram.
  • 29. Welcome to The Heart of Diabetes Thanks for signing up for The Heart of Diabetes
  • 30. Average American has at least 4 of 7 major heart-health risk factors original article page for simple science
  • 31. Frutas y hortalizas frescas, congeladas o enlatadas Frutas y hortalizas frescas, congeladas o enlatadas
  • 32. New test could mean shorter hospital stay for women original article page for simple science
  • 33. North Country Heart Walk at Saratoga Springs Please join thousands of your friends and neighbors from the Saratoga and Glens Falls region at The North Country Heart Walk.
  • 34. Measure Your Risks Posters Hang this 17" x 22" poster in high-traffic areas to alert everybody to risk factors of heart disease and stroke. The poster is printed in English on one side, and Spanish on the reverse.
  • 35. Support Network comes to life in Phoenix Stroke survivor Janice Edwards-Jackson is helping our new Support Network come to life in Phoenix, AZ. She notes, ?It?s nice to have others to identify with. You don?t understand something until you go through it.?
  • 36. My Heart. My Life. - Greater Bay Area My Heart. My Life. - Greater Bay Area
  • 37. Single-Parent and Working-Parent Heart Health The American Heart Association explains how single parents and working parents can find time for heart health and health eating.
  • 38. Fit-Friendly Worksites Forum Join the American Heart Association to gain fresh ideas and perspectives on improving health and wellness in your organization.
  • 39. My Heart. My Life. - Northwest Montana The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 40. Making the Stroke Connection Annual Stroke Awards The American Stroke Association realizes the importance of recognizing individuals that help further our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Four awards are presented annually in Massachusetts at the Heart of Our Mission Awards event in September.
  • 41. My Heart. My Life. - Sacramento The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier.
  • 42. Union Bank is 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team Congratulations to our longtime supporter Union Bank, N.A., which has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team.
  • 43. My Family Health Tree The American Heart Association offers this easy worksheet to help you learn your family health history of heart disease and stroke.
  • 44. My Heart. My Life. - Phoenix Phoenix Heart Walk - March 29, 2014 Join us at Wesley Bolin Plaza to help raise awareness and $1,200,000 for the American Heart Association's lifesaving research and initiatives. A special thank you to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have already accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke.
  • 45. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet from the American Heart Association
  • 46. My Heart. My Life. - South Sound My Heart. My Life. - South Sound
  • 47. My Heart. My Life. - Inland Empire The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier.
  • 48. My Heart. My Life. - Kern County My Heart. My Life. - Kern County
  • 49. Michael's Story: Website Saved My Life Michael's Story: Website Saved My Life
  • 50. My Heart. My Life. - Stockton My Heart. My Life. Stockton
  • 51. High Blood Pressure and African Americans The American Heart Association helps explain why being African American raises your chances of having high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
  • 52. My Heart. My Life - San Diego My Heart. My Life - San Diego Heart Walk! The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 53. Blood Pressure vs. Heart Rate Is blood pressure the same thing as heart rate? The American Heart Associayion explains how heart rate does not determine high blood pressure.
  • 54. Heart and Stroke Walk of Silicon Valley Silicon Valley Heart and Stroke Walk - October 11, 2014 Join us at KLA-Tencor Campus, Milpitas, CA to help raise awareness for The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 55. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains Goal 1 of the 5 Goals to Eating Healthy is to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • 56. Fred Kelley: A Story in Miracles Fred's Story: A Story of Miracles
  • 57. Hearty magic act: Disappearing stent keeps arteries open three years original article page for simple science
  • 58. Family history inspires Heart Walk dedication Azziem Hassan Underwood?s commitment to the American Heart Association took on added meaning this summer. As he was gearing up for a second year as a Team Captain for the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, his identical twin brother Azzad suffered a massive heart attack.
  • 59. My Heart. My Life. - Portland Portland & SW Washington Heart & Stroke Walk Thank you to everyone who joined us last year at the Heart Walk! We are looking forward to another successful walk on May 17, 2014. Register now and help the American Heart Association raise money to save lives!
  • 60. My Heart. My Life. - Greater Treasure Valley My Heart. My Life. - Greater Treasure Valley
  • 61. My Heart. My Life - Central Valley The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 62. My Heart. My Life. - Inland Northwest The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 63. My Heart. My Life. - Anchorage Join us at Heart Walk! The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 64. The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia The American Heart Association provides this heart and stroke encyclopedia. Search any term relating to cardiovascular health to learn more.
  • 65. Carla Leonard: "That AED Saved My Life" Carla was 43 when she experienced what felt like ?a brain freeze to the chest? during the morning pledge. She went into sudden cardiac arrest. Read her story of survival brought to you by the American Heart Association.
  • 66. 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.
  • 67. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 68. 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.
  • 69. 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.
  • 70. Sharon Shields: Walking Toward Inspiration Sharon Shields: Walking Toward Inspiration
  • 71. Preparing for Accountability: Managing Cost and Quality in Heart Failure Join us for a free monthly web conference series designed to help hospital providers navigate the road blocks of heart failure and manage cost and quality in the new decade.
  • 72. Words from the Heart - Roxie Zullinger
  • 73. Fairbanks Go Red For Women Go Red For Women in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 74. 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.
  • 75. My Heart. My Life. - Northern Central Coast Northern Central Coast Heart Walk - Sept. 13! Join us at Custom House Plaza in Monterey, CA to help raise awareness and over $85,000 for the American Heart Association's lifesaving research and initiatives. A special thank you to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have already made their pledge!
  • 76. Kim Motsinger Kim Motsinger
  • 77. For Your Children: Our Guide (Spanish) Our guide to help you safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke
  • 78. Comer sano durante todo el invierno Comer sano durante todo el invierno
  • 79. My Heart. My Life. - Utah My Heart. My Life. - Utah Heart Walk - The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 80. Cómo esconder las hortalizas en las comidas Cómo esconder las hortalizas en las comidas
  • 81. 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.
  • 82. My Heart. My Life. - Northern Nevada The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 83. Leadership in Action -- April 2014 I?d like to share why I work for the American Heart Association. My first interaction with the association was as a terrified mother seeking information when my daughter Amanda was born 20 years ago with an atrial septal defect, literally a "hole" in the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart.
  • 84. Signs of a Heart Attack Brochure (Spanish) Este folleto facil de leer explica las senales de aviso de un ataque al corazon. Incluye indicaciones claras que explican como responder si los sintomas se presentan, incluyendo el paso mas importante de todos: llame al 911.
  • 85. 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.
  • 86. My Heart. My Life. - Ventura County My Heart. My Life. - Ventura County
  • 87. 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.
  • 88. Brian L. Black, Ph.D. – Science is Why Long time research volunteer Brian L. Black, Ph. D., says, ?For me, the AHA's commitment to understanding the science required to eventually cure cardiovascular disease and stroke is Why.?
  • 89. Heart-Check Mark for Health Professionals Heart-healthy grocery shopping is easy when you your patients look for the American Heart Association's Heart Check mark on the food label in the grocery store.
  • 90. 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.
  • 91. 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.
  • 92. My Heart. My Life. - Las Vegas My Heart. My Life. - Las Vegas -- The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. A key goal of My Heart. My Life. is to increase the number of people who understand the link between their health and their risk of heart disease and stroke. It?s an important component of the American Heart Association?s overarching goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.
  • 93. Mediterranean Diet The American Heart Association explains the basics of the Mediterranean Diet.
  • 94. My Heart. My Life. - Greater Los Angeles The American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness platform to empower Americans to get healthier. Register for the Greater Los Angeles Heart Walk and then join us at any one of our seven celebration events across Greater Los Angeles County.
  • 95. Cortes sanos de carne roja y de ave Cortes sanos de carne roja y de ave
  • 96. Cardioversion The American Heart Association explains cardioversion, why people have cardioversion, the risks, preparation and what happens before, during and after this text.
  • 97. 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.
  • 98. 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!
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  • 100. Harlem Go Red For Women Educational Forum Outreach event to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases & stroke, remove race & ethnicity barriers, provide education & tools for action--all enlisting the women of Harlem.


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