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American Heart Association. Quick & Easy Cookbook. First edition. New York: Times Books, 1995. General Collections, Library of Congress (125.00.00)
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Rep. Frank W. Boykin (D.-Ala.) Rehearses in Washington, January 10, for Amateur Program to be Held by the American Heart Association, 1950. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (126.00.00)
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American Heart Association

Founded in 1925 by six cardiologists, the American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and to strengthening the cardiovascular health community through research and charitable donations. Today, it has over 40 million volunteers and 2,800 employees. It is known for providing guidance to the American public on heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. AHA cookbooks have been found in American kitchens since they first appeared in 1973. The change in recipes in subsequent editions represents advances in the state of scientific research. The AHA’s annual meeting is a major conference for the presentation of medical research.