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Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke

May is National Stroke Month

May is National Stroke Month and it’s a good time to make sure we are all aware of strokes. Not only how to prevent and treat them, but how to ensure everyone has access to quality stroke care.

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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! 

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Safe, Accessible Water for Wisconsin Kids

Our kids spend a lot of time in school, and it’s a great place to encourage healthy habits. Wisconsin legislators on the Joint Finance Committee are considering water refiling station legislation which would provide safe, free water by a non-fountain source, doubling the percentage of students who drink water on a daily basis! 

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My first trip to Omaha and a Heart Walk

The weekend of May 11th, I went to Omaha for my first ever Heart Walk. I had a wonderful time meeting with volunteers individually and at our advocacy table at the heart walk.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Boise Adds E-Cigarettes to Clean Indoor Air Ordinance!

In 2011, the City Council in Boise passed an ordinance banning smoking in bars, on patios, and in other publicly shared spaces. The ordinance was not an easy lift, and took a great deal of hard work by the AHA staff, volunteers, and the many other partners and supporters in the effort to secure approval by the City Council. However, because electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices were so new at the time, and research on the health impacts was not yet widely available, these devices and products were excluded from the language.