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American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. It seeks to provide resources and support to practitioners who work to further the health of the American public.

American College of Cardiology
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to influence health care policy and to advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, and the application of standards and guidelines.

American Dietetic Association
The American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Their Web site provides a wealth of information about nutrition, as well as a tool that lets you search for a nutritionist near you.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their web site provides an abundance of resources and tools, including tips for heart-healthy grocery shopping.

American Society of Echocardiography
The American Society of Echocardiography provides information and resources for patients related to cardiovascular ultrasound.

Cardiovascular Pathology Images - University of Utah Health Sciences Center
This Web site provides a long index of images showing real heart organs, both healthy and diseased.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) strives to improve the quality of life for patients through the advancement of safe and effective minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments.

Centers for Disease Control, Department of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP)
This CDC Web site gives information about heart disease statistics, risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

FDA Heart Health Online
The Heart Health Online Web site provides information about FDA-approved heart health products, including diagnostic tests, medications, and medical devices.

Habits of the Heart
This Web site, from the Science Museum of Minnesota compiles educational content about how the heart works, including interactive features and animations.

Heart Failure Society of America
The Heart Failure Society of America provides a forum on research and patient care related to heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure. The HFSA seeks to educate health care professionals and serve as a resource for government.

Heart Rhythm Society
The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Founded in 1979, the Heart Rhythm Society has a membership of over 4,500 physicians, scientists and associated professionals representing more than 70 countries.

International Food Information Council (IFIC)
The IFIC Web site is a comprehensive resource for information about nutrition and food safety.

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) presents this Web site for children about nutrition and physical activity.

KidsHealth - All About the Heart
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides accurate and accessible health information for children. The "All About the Heart" page explains how the heart works and introduces major concepts like circulation and kidney function.

Larry King Foundation
The Larry King Foundation provides funding for life-saving cardiac procedures for patients who would be otherwise unable to receive treatment.

Mended Hearts
Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, partners with hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to offer services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings, and educational forums.
This Web site by the United States Department of Agriculture offers tools for creating a "personal eating plan" based on the 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease
The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease is a national patient-centered organization for women that provides information and resources related to cardiac health, coronary disease, and preventing heart attack.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NHLBI provides leadership for an integrated program of research and educational projects related to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood. Their Web site provides informational publications, health assessment tools, and other tips.

Shaping America's Health
As the strategic obesity prevention initiative of the American Diabetes Association, Shaping America's Health serves families, communities, and health professionals by advocating for accurate information about weight management.

Shaping America's Youth
The goal of Shaping America's Youth is serve as a comprehensive information resource on programs and community efforts across the United States directed toward improving the nutrition and exercise habits of young people.

Smoke Free Society
Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for heart disease. This not-for-profit organization provides information and assistance for people who are trying to quit smoking.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is to prevent death and disability resulting from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

University of Virginia Health System - Cardiovascular Diseases
This Web resource provides comprehensive and scientifically accurate information about cardiac anatomy, treatment, statistics, and other information.

Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons
Wiley-Blackwell is the leading society publisher offering peer-reviewed primary research and evidence based medicine across 1250 online journals, including the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Clinical Cardiology, and Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, books, reference works and databases. We are decided to helping trainees, practitioners, and researchers by putting essential information in the most convenient format for rapid access.

World Health Organization - Cardiovascular Diseases
The web site of the WHO's Cardiovascular Diseases Programme provides free, downloadable documents about the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease, as well as information on the WHO's initiatives to alleviate the impact of heart disease worldwide.

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Funding is provided by Medtronic, AstraZeneca, and Mars, Incorporated - makers of CocoaVia. Additional funding is provided by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. A co-production of David Grubin Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York and WETA Washington, D.C.
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