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Kelly Trenholm, An Advocate with Heart

The American Heart Association holds a special place in my heart.

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Advocate Spotlight: David Bordewyk

Public Policy that Supports and Advocates for Healthy Citizens is why

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Advocate Spotlight: Trudy Kulstad

North Dakota Systems of Care is why

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Tabitha Ellis, New York City

Tabitha Ellis was born with a hole in her heart. At two years old she had heart surgery and a valve replacement, and her scar is a constant reminder of how valuable and fragile life can be for all of us.

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Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Paul Amundson

Tobacco Prevention and Improved Health is why

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Advocate Spotlight - Scott Kowalski, Stroke Survivor

Meet Scott Kowalski, an AHA Board Member & Stroke Survivor!

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Stroke Spotlight: Kay Ambrose

May is American Stroke Month, so in this issue of the Pulse we are featuring the story of Kay Ambrose from Denver, who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke last year and still teaches piano, but just a little slower than she used to. Read more about Kay and share your story. 

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Advocate Spotlight: Why I Support Prop. E

My involvement in the San Francisco campaign to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products (#YesOnE) has opened my eyes to what smoking looks like today for youth in the US. I was appalled by the amount of smoking that still occurs in middle schools and high schools today despite all the progress we have made to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids in the last several decades. As I learned, however, most of this “smoking” occurs in the form of vaping rather than traditional cigarette smoking. Although 86% of middle and high school students believe that all tobacco products are dangerous, this has not prevented approximately 20% of them from trying cigarettes, and another 23% from trying e-cigarettes.

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Advocate Spotlight: Ruth Tewes

Prevention and Awareness is why

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Advocate Spotlight: Cruz Krause

Being A Kid is why

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