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  • 31. Heart-Health: Out With the Pyramid, In With the Plate The key to preventing cardiovascular disease or heart disease is managing your risk factors. the American Heart Association explains that invovles eating a balanced diet. MyPlate has replaced the Food Guide Pyramid with a new shape and updated recommendations to help consumers follow the federal government?s 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Read how it might affect those with heart disease.
  • 32. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 33. Single-Parent and Working-Parent Heart Health The American Heart Association explains how single parents and working parents can find time for heart health and health eating.
  • 34. Owning a Pet May Protect You from Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains owning a pet may protect you from heart disease.
  • 35. HIV and Atherosclerosis The American Heart Association explains that people living with HIV are at higher risk for artery blockage problems or atherosclerosis.
  • 36. Air Pollution and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains what effect pollution has on heart disease patients?
  • 37. Heart Valve Surgery Goals When any person is considering heart valve replacement, it can be helpful to know the overall goals of the procedure and how your medical professionals will track the success and your return to wellness. Here are some of the likely goals for any valve surgery.
  • 38. Getting Active with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to get active using these simple tips.
  • 39. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 40. Meet Local Heart Disease Survivor Doris Serota Doris Serota is a dedicated American Heart Association volunteer, transplant recipient, and heart disease survivor.


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American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%