Newsletter Feature - AR
You Can Help Arkansans Get Tobacco Free!
Good news! House Bill 1555 was passed by the Arkansas House of Representatives! HB 1555 will provide more smoking cessation choices that are currently not covered under Medicaid, like nasal sprays, inhalers, and lozenges. All with the goal in mind of helping people find the right option to help them quit smoking. When it comes to quitting, everyone is different. Giving them options can be the key to success.
But our job is not done yet ....
hero_image_alt_text===Advocates at the Capitol
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Yes, I’m the Jump Rope Girl!
My name is Kelly Lamb and I am the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association for Greater Arkansas. What does that mean? I work with students in approximately 150 schools across the state teaching heart healthy habits and the value of philanthropic contributions and advocacy for heart research. Most know our youth program by its former name, Jump Rope for Heart. But, for our 40th year in schools we have updated programs and a name too, Kids Heart Challenge! We are proud to get students moving and thinking about their health. And yes, we still jump rope!
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GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - Sweethearts at the Cap!
Hello everyone!! This past month has been packed with senior activities at my school (lots of student council activities, homecoming preparation, and of course, homework and studying). Thankfully, I’ve also found a little time within all that to volunteer outside of school. We can all carve out a little time in our day or week to be an advocate for the people and causes we care so much about.
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Newport Considers Smoke-Free
The city of Newport is considering a new ordinance to update the city's smoking laws. The new ordinance would ensure that all workplaces in the city of Newport would be smoke-free.
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GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - Meme & Me
I’m back!! This month, I wanted to focus on a topic that is near to my heart because it also affects my family. My grandmother, or as I like to call her “Meme”, has Alzheimer’s disease. This disease has no cure, but research shows that the risk of Alzheimer's disease can be greatly reduced by keeping your heart and brain healthy. So, let's talk more about that!
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AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - It's My Senior Year!
Summer has officially ended and it is back to school time for many of us. Starting back to school can be very stressful, especially for me because it is my senior year of high school!!! I don’t know if I should feel excited or nervous because not only does school come with so many great things like seeing all my friends, opportunities to learn more, and the chance to cheer our team onto victory at Friday night football games.
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Meet the AHA's new president
GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - Vitamin Sea & My Fam
Hello from PARADISE! Well, Anguilla to be exact. It is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. It's gorgeous! It was past time for our family to take a heart-healthy vacation after a crazy year. How many people believe vacation to be an excuse to kick back, eat what you want to eat and be decadently lazy? Well, my vacation is a little bit of that but we are also finding creative ways to stay healthy and keep moving on vacation.
hero_image_alt_text===Picture of Abigail Davis
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Add color with pride
Did you know that LGBTQI Pride month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate both with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables.
hero_image_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
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