Newsletter Feature - IA
Together, We Did A Lot at the Capitol This Year!
That's a wrap! The Iowa Legislature concluded session this month and with that we bring you a list of successes from the Capitol that will help the hearts of Iowans!
Know Diabetes by Heart
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes – yet only about half recognize their risk. This problem is too big for any one organization to address on its own, which is why we need your help!
GUEST BLOG: “Stayin’ Alive” With CPR and AED
We’re headed into summer! Well, maybe. It’s currently the middle of May and I have yet to see a week without at least 2 days of snow in 2019 Oh, Wyoming. *Sigh.*
But snow or shine, June is fast approaching, and we’ve got an important topic to recognize during the first week: CPR and AED Awareness Week.
Happy Holidays, Superheroes!
As we enjoy this season of thanks, we would be remiss if we didn’t express our sincerest thanks to you, our advocates. Though we live in different places across the country, we all come together to use our superhero advocacy powers – you are saving lives by using your voice!
Advocacy Tips for Summer
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: Mandy Forkner
My name is Mandy Forkner. I have two reasons why I wanted to get involved with the AHA and they were born 8 years ago; my sons Tommy and Travis.
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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.
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.
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Learn Hands-Only CPR During National CPR Week
We know that CPR saves lives, and during CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1 – 7, the AHA is shining a spotlight on how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. By sharing this important message, you can help to increase knowledge and raise awareness that can help double cardiac arrest survival rates by year 2020.
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