Newsletter Feature - WA
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!
That’s a Wrap! 2019 Legislative Session Ended with Some Historic Wins
With 2019 being the first year of the two-year biennium, legislators had the tall task of writing the state’s budget and sifting through thousands of proposed bills. A lot was accomplished, including some important wins for the American Heart Association.
After five years of hard work by stakeholders, tremendous leadership from state agencies and legislators, and lots of support from people in every part of the state, Washington raised the legal sale age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The law goes into effect January 1, 2020. This policy will do a lot to restrict access to these products that youth have through their peer group, preventing early addiction to nicotine and years of tobacco-related disease. To further amplify this work, we will continue to seek state investment in the state Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention Program. So, while the work is not done, but let’s take a moment to celebrate the historic win of passing Tobacco 21 – hooray!
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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.
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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