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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. It affects young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban. But heart disease and stroke disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, especially African Americans, who are less likely to receive equitable care.

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Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Women: Take action to secure your financial health for retirement

Your retirement vision may include thoughts of spending time with friends and family, traveling or volunteering. But have you thought about what your health will look like while you enjoy that time?

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Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Huey Lewis was right: The power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life. Or at least make it longer and healthier.

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How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

This guest blog post is by Michelle Emebo, a Real Woman spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement.

At a scheduled doctor’s appointment in my third trimester of pregnancy, my blood pressure was much higher than usual. My doctor asked me to take my blood pressure every day and call the office if the reading got any higher. At my follow-up appointment the next week, my blood pressure was still high. I knew it could lead to more serious complications not only for me but for my unborn daughter.

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Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

It’s time to hold the vaping industry accountable for lying to kids about vaping and nicotine addiction. That’s why we launched #QuitLying, a campaign to call out the deception and reveal the truth behind Big Vape’s haze of misinformation.

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Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

This guest blog post is by Angela Stancil, a Registered Dietitian and AHA volunteer.

Studies show that eating breakfast can affect performance, focus, energy and weight. But making healthy choices at the start of a busy day can be tough. Use these tips to help simplify your morning routine.

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How to Prevent Flu and Colds

How to Prevent Flu and Colds

This guest blog post is by Dr. Miriam Alexander, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness at LifeBridge Health in Maryland.

The start of a new year is a great time to renew your commitment to stay healthy all year long. Protecting yourself and your family from colds and the flu is an excellent start.

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12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

This guest blog post is by Michele Weinstein, a nutrition blogger and AHA volunteer.

Maya Angelou said, “Do your best until you know better, and then when you know better, do better.” It’s easier said than done to make healthy changes to what we eat. It can help to take small steps toward a new lifestyle or diet plan rather than changing it all at once.

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Stop surprise medical bills

Stop surprise medical bills

When you need medical care, the last thing you want to think about is the bill — and whether you can afford it.

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