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Make Kids’ Meals Healthier in Washington, DC

Last month we introduced you to Lara, an 11 year-old Washington, DC girl who’s become an incredible advocate for healthy eating and drinking following her own health journey. Among the many ways to help kids like Lara make healthier choices is to support the DC Council’s legislation that would make healthier beverages like water, milk,

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Greater Washington Region AHA teams up with Whitman-Walker Health to host Healthy Living Workshop

Research suggests that LGBTQ individuals face many health disparities that ultimately lead to a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association is excited to work with community organizations to target these populations in need and help all Americans live their healthiest lives. Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC shares the same vision as it

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Stroke Event Raises Awareness Among High Risk Community in Richmond, VA

Over 600 Richmonders were informed and entertained at the 6th annual Power to End Stroke® Jazz Night held on May 23rd at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Guests attended a variety of workshops on topics like medication management, healthy cooking and managing risk factors. They even experienced what it felt like to have

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A New Heart for Baby Tessa

We met Baby Tessa and her family at our Baltimore Heart Ball on Saturday February 23, 2019. Tessa was born on February 5, 2018 with multiple heart defects: LTGA, VSD, ASD, Pulmonary Atresia, Aortic Stenosis and a Hypoplastic Right Coronary Artery. She has spent most of her life in the hospital. She was listed as

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Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.  Through the American Heart Association’s 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU pilot, schools have an