Newsletter Feature - HI
Survivors: share your insights with those who need it most
Remember when you were first diagnosed? Those late-night worries, the “I know I shouldn’t, but I’m going to Google this anyways” moments, the feelings of being alone and lost?
hero_image_alt_text===Facing recovery after a stroke or heart disease diagnosis can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Our community is here for you.
thumbnail_alt_text===Facing recovery after a stroke or heart disease diagnosis can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Our community is here for you.
We encourage you to watch and learn about the youth e-cigarette epidemic happening in Hawaii
If you haven't had a chance to see it yet we highly recommend watching this 30 minute special about the you e-cigarette/vaping epidemic that is happening in Hawaii. The American Heart Association and it's partners are working hard to address the issue and we hope we can count on your support during the 2020 legislative session.
Summer Advocacy Tips
Summer is the season for the beach, backyard picnics, and pool parties. But it's also the time to make a real difference in your community and improve your advocacy skills. Here are five easy things you can do this summer to be an even more powerful advocate:
Advocate Spotlight: Stacy Johnson
I often tell people that my father died of smoking.
hero_image_alt_text===Photo of Stacy Johnson
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We're thankful for you!
As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful.
Oct. 29th is World Stroke Day
Although about one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another stroke, up to 80% of second clot-related (ischemic) strokes may be preventable.
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Recent stroke? Now there's help with rehab decisions.
Rehabilitation is the key to stroke recovery. That's why it's important for stroke survivors and their loved ones to make informed decisions about rehab facilities and programs.
Sarah White and Meg McGowan
In 2003, while working two jobs in Boston with plans to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, Williams College and Punahou School graduate Sarah White suffered a bleeding stroke brought on by a condition she didn't even know she had arteriovenous malformation, a congenital condition resulting in a tangle of blood vessels. During emergency surgery part of her cranium was removed to reduce the swelling in her brain, and she spent five weeks in I.C.U. Sarah survived, but was left with no feeling to her right side, and her speech had been effected. She then faced the arduous journey to recovery.
hero_image_alt_text===Advocates presenting an award to a lawmaker
thumbnail_alt_text===Advocates presenting an award to a lawmaker
Be Healthy for Good
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Fighting Back Against Big Tobacco
Some familiar proposals are popping up in Congress once again that would weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to effectively regulate tobacco products, and they are bad news for public health.