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Senators highlight care of people with advanced illnesses in new video

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care launched a story collection initiative Thursday with a brief video featuring Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. ,  Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,  sharing their policy views and caregiving experiences.

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown chairs C-TAC’s steering committee, which oversees over 100 member organizations. […]

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State of Women’s Heart Health talks research, prevention

Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute headlined a “State of Women’s Heart Health” webinar Wednesday, discussing cardiovascular diseases, the nation’s No. 1 killer of women.

The webinar was held by the American Heart Association and WomenHeart: […]

Star-studded Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards honor fight against women’s heart disease

Actress and producer Rita Wilson will host Woman’s Day magazine’s 2014 Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have advanced the fight against heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women.

The awards presentation — Tuesday evening at Lincoln Center in New York — benefits the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

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Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday.

Unless efforts like smoke-free policies and well-funded tobacco cessation programs are bolstered, 5.6 million young Americans who are alive today will die from smoking, according to Acting […]

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CEO Nancy Brown: Improving our nation’s health, community by community

When the American Heart Association set an ambitious goal for improving Americans’ cardiovascular health by 2020, it was worded very carefully.

The goal is not merely “to help all Americans.” It reads: “to help all Americans.”

The emphasis matters because there is no one-size-fits-all way of beating heart disease and stroke, […]

Huffington Post: Think pink and red this October

Throughout October, many people wear pink as a tribute to the fight against breast cancer. While breast cancer is understandably considered a women’s disease, heart disease is, too.

In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths each […]

HuffPo column: Bringing quality health care to all Americans

This week, our nation takes an important step toward becoming healthier. This is the week uninsured Americans can start shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown, and her guest — Bernard J. Tyson, the CEO of Kaiser Permanente and a member of the AHA’s […]

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Being happy can help heart patients get healthy

New research shows that there really is a connection between a positive attitude and heart health.

Scientists discovered that heart patients who maintained good spirits were more likely to live longer and be hospitalized less than those with a negative disposition. The key seems to be that happy people are […]

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National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]

Training the next generation of lifesavers, one student at a time

Understanding that educating a nation of first responders is the key to saving lives, 12 states now require CPR training as a requirement for high school graduation.

The American Heart Association helped pioneer CPR more than 50 years ago, and continues to refine this lifesaving technique. The organization trains over 14.5 […]

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