Newsletter Feature - PA
Heart-friendly treats that beat the summer heat
Summers in Pennsylvania are a magical thing. Backyard BBQs, camping, and family reunions seem to fill the calendars fast in the warm months of summer! With all these celebrations of life, it’s easy to start eating many of those tasty but not so heart-healthy summer treats. Fortunately, there are tons of ways to get your fix of summertime favorites and keep your heart in mind.
Here are some great tips to help you this summer.
Don’t Boo, Advocate for your Voice
How many times over the past few years have you heard friends, family, and community members alike discuss and criticize local and federal politics? Well, if you are like me, it has been a weekly, if not daily, occurrence. While so many of us have passionate and thoughtful opinions on how we can better our community, not many of us have the time or energy to have our voices heard to their full potential.
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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!
Add color with pride
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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:
What's in Store for Pennsylvanians?
Each week, grocery shopping in 20 percent of households in America is harder than it needs to be. That’s because people in these communities—more than 29 million across the country—lack access to grocery stores and the healthy produce, lean proteins and whole grains that come along with them. Whether they’re in big cities or small towns, these families are forced to rely on understocked convenience stores or take inconvenient, hours-long trips to buy the food that keeps us all happy and healthy.
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American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?
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Will You Wear Red?
I’ll be rocking my red February 2nd for National Wear Red Day®. Will you join me
Eric Douglas, West Virginia
If anyone should have known the signs and symptoms of heart disease and heart attack, it was Eric Douglas. A former CPR trainer, EMT and scuba instructor who has trained more than 1,000 people to perform CPR, he still denied he was having problems. He wrote it off as “heart burn," and convinced himself he had just gotten in really bad shape.
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