Newsletter Feature - WA
Auburn takes bold action – prohibits e-cigarette and tobacco use in city parks!
After community members in Auburn voiced their concerns about taking their kids to local parks or going there to exercise because of exposure to second hand smoke and e-cigarette vapor the Auburn City Council has taken bold action and unanimously voted to prohibit e-cigarette/vaping and tobacco use in all city parks!
Community partners including the American Heart Association worked with the city’s Blue Ribbon Committee to craft the ordinance. At the public hearing eight people came out to testify in support of the ordinance including local retired surgeon Dr. Bruce Wadler. He spoke about the devastation that tobacco use has had on his patients as part of his testimony in support of the ordinance.
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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.
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.
Meet the AHA's new president
The following story was originally posted on the American Heart Association News site on July 2, 2018.
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?
Advocate Spotlight: Stacy Johnson
I often tell people that my father died of smoking.
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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.
Be Healthy for Good
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