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  • 1. U.S. adolescents get failing grades for their health original article page for simple science
  • 2. 7 is the lucky number for reducing stroke risk original article page for simple science
  • 3. After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life original article page for simple science
  • 4. Heart-healthy behavior reduces cancer, too original article page for simple science
  • 5. Eating Better With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to eat right with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 6. Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm original article page for simple science
  • 7. INAP: The Mark Bieber Award This award honors the memory of Dr. Mark Bieber, one of the founding members of the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel, for his significant contributions to the field of nutritional science. The award is designed to recognize an early career investigator for outstanding nutrition-related research. Learn more.
  • 8. Dictionary of Nutrition This dictionary of nutrition from the American Heart Association will help you make heart-healthy decisions at the grocery store and in your kitchen.
  • 9. Mediterranean-style diet details Juntos Editorial Consultant Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph. D., explains the traditional Mediterranean diet. ?Lately, the so-called Mediterranean style diet has received a lot of attention because of its potential cardiovascular health benefits. A Mediterranean diet consists of eating salads and fruits twice per day, nuts servings every day, sofrito (see below) and drinking wine in moderation. White meat is used instead of red meat, while fish is served three times per week.?
  • 10. American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) Learn more about the American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP).
  • 11. Reducing Sodium in the Food Supply Forum AHA recently convened a two-day interactive and collaborative forum for key stakeholders and thought leaders in sodium reduction to discuss the current status and future implications of reducing sodium in the food supply and identify opportunities for stakeholder collaboration. Learn more.
  • 12. Chino Hills Teacher's Inspirational "Change Of Life" Diet and exercise worked for Laura. ?I used to stop by the drive-through and get a burger all the time. Now I can?t recall the last time I?ve done that.? She never intended to run marathons, her goal was to get into better shape to prolong life.
  • 13. Hey Kids, Keep a Healthy Weight The American Heart Association helps kids maintain a healthy weight with Life's Simple 7.
  • 14. What is 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. Learn more.
  • 15. Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 16. Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 17. INAP Member Benefits The AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel explains the benefits of being a member. Learn more.
  • 18. Vitamin Supplements: Healthy or Hoax? The American Heart Association answers the question, can vitamin supplements really make you healthier? Some can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet.
  • 19. Fiber Up, Slim Down The American Heart Association explains how you can fill up on fiber while losing weight so that you don't feel hungry all the time.
  • 20. Cooking For Weight Loss The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program offers these cooking tips for trying to lose weight.
  • 21. Don't Fall Prey to Portion Distortion Big portion sizes can mean you?re getting more food than your body can stomach to maintain a healthy weight. The American Heart Association explains how much to put on your plate to help control how much you eat.
  • 22. Legacy Leader: Dr. Frederick Hatch Dr. Frederick Hatch and his wife Virginia
  • 23. Family Grocery Shopping Tips more grocery shopping tips
  • 24. INAP Current Members The American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP)'s list of current members.
  • 25. Making Trade-offs to Reduce Fat and Sugar The American Heart Association helps you learn to make trade-offs to reduce fat and sugar in your attempts to eat healthy or lose weight.
  • 26. Protein and Heart Health Most of us are getting far more protein than we actually need. Meat is high in saturated fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels. The American Heart Association helps you find a balance with fruits, vegetables and protein.
  • 27. Heart-Check Professional Resources The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark program offers useful resources for all types of professionals in the nutrition industry.
  • 28. Life's Simple 7® | Losing Weight The American Heart Association explains that losing weight is one of Life's Simply 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to lose extra pounds.
  • 29. How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
  • 30. Sodium and Salt The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and how the average American diet gets almost twice as much sodium daily as recommended.
  • 31. Eating Better With Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to eat better using these simple tips.
  • 32. 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.
  • 33. Recommendations for Heart Health The American Heart Association explains that if you have congenital heart disease, it's very important for you to follow the "healthy-heart recommendations" for diet and activity.
  • 34. Losing Weight With Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to lose weight using these simple tips.
  • 35. Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children Help your kids grow up heart healthy by following the American Heart Association's dietary recommendations for healthy children.
  • 36. Losing Weight With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to lose weight with some simply steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 37. Simple Cooking with Heart Infographics and Resources The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program has developed several infographics to help you eat healthy without breaking the bank.
  • 38. Cereales fantásticos: ˇhaga que sean integrales! Great whole grain foods to add to a heart healthy diet
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. Whole Grains and Fiber The American Heart Association explains everything you need to know about whole grains and fiber.
  • 41. Monounsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains the heart-healthy benefits of monounsaturated fats.
  • 42. 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.
  • 43. No-Fad Diet Tips The American Heart Association offers these tips for losing weight the healthy way.
  • 44. Polyunsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains good fats like polyunsaturated fats.
  • 45. Heart-Healthy Snacks Brochure Take the guilt out of snacking with simple tips that help people of all ages avoid empty calories and make smart snack choices.
  • 46. Healthy Eating The American Heart Association wants you to live heart healthy with help from our Nutrition Center.
  • 47. How to Eat Healthy The American Heart Association offers helpful information on how to eat a heart-healthy diet.
  • 48. The Diabetic Diet The American Heart Association explains that if you?re a person with diabetes, you may juggle a lot of concerns. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of the balancing act.
  • 49. Diet foods, Used Wisely, Can Help in Weight Control The American Heart Association explains that diet foods may help you kick-start a healthy eating regimen or learn more about portion control as you try to avoid extra weight.
  • 50. Fats 101 The American Heart Association explains all you need to know about the different types of fats; good and bad.


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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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%