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Dr. Shobha Ghosh advocates for funding

Special thanks to volunteer Dr. Shobha Ghosh, who spoke yesterday on behalf of the AHA at a Washington, D.C. press conference where advocates called on Congress to end sequestration and avoid drastic budget cuts for nondefense discretionary programs in a wide range of areas, including science and public health. Dr. Ghosh joined other speakers in presenting a letter signed by

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AHA Honors MAA Volunteers

The AHA honored several leading volunteers at its annual Awards Luncheon in Dallas on June 24. Congratulations to the MAA’s prestigious award winners! Awards of Meritorious Achievement were presented to Pegui Maridueña, CMC, MBA, and Bertram L. Scott. They were recognized for their leadership and guidance as advisors for multicultural inclusiveness and relevance in AHA communications and marketing campaigns, including the Life

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MAA Board Orientation

We had a great board orientation last week, welcoming five new members to our MAA Board of Directors:  Martin Davis from Charlotte, NC; Chris William from Charlotte, NC; Peg O’Connell from Morrisville, NC; Calvin “Woody Fowler from Richmond, VA and Alan Speir from Falls Church, VA. Here is a picture with our outgoing and incoming Presidents and Chairs of the Board,

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MAA Volunteers Share their Stories on National Stage

Our Youth Market team has worked hard and exceeded the money raised in last year’s breakout growth year. This week, Nancy Brown’s blog featured a student from Durham, NC who raised more than $60K for Jump Rope for Heart this year. I have a couple of national media hits to share that tell the stories of two

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MAA Advocates win National Award at Federal Lobby Day 2015

Earlier this month, more than 380 volunteers, including a large contingent of advocates from the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, descended on Washington D.C. for You’re the Cure on the Hill.   Volunteers met with lawmakers, asking them to protect the progress made by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and support school nutrition standards, and to make cardiovascular disease

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American Stroke Month is in full swing and we were excited to see DC-area mom, wife, lawyer and stroke hero Anne Dailey featured in Nancy’s blog on the Huffington Post Monday.   Anne was also featured Thursday and will be again May 14 at 7:30 a.m. on The Balancing Act, a morning television show airing nationwide

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This May, for American Stroke Month, our motto is “anyone can have a stroke, everyone should be ready.”  By sharing the warning signs and how to take action when faced with stroke, anyone can become a Stroke Hero.  Ask your network to test their knowledge by taking our F.A.S.T. quiz and help us encourage others

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DC Stroke law

We have some exciting news from the Washington, DC market. The Stroke System of Care Act officially became law.  The law recognizes all three tiers of stroke facilities and requires EMS authorities to develop and implement transport protocols for acute stroke patients. Additionally, the law requires the creation of a centralized stroke registry in DC and requires

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Science News

The EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions came to Baltimore this March. Click here to see all of the updates from the conference. Some highlighted studies include: Irregular sleeping     pattern may affect how teens eat Semi-veggie diet     effectively lowers heart disease, stroke risk Better midlife fitness     may slow brain aging Friends may