New American Heart Association Program Tracks Your Health


National Wear Red Day asks all women to take heart health seriously. This year Northwest Arkansas is one of seven pilot cities exploring new ways to cure heart disease and stroke.

Anyone ages 21-and-older is invited to participate in the My Research Legacy online research network. The network works on precision medicine by looking at an individual’s genetics, environment, and daily health choices; creating safer and more effective solutions. If you’re interested in participating, go to, create an account, and agree to participate in the study. You’ll then answer simple questions about your exercise and nutrition habits, blood pressure, and health.

You can also choose to sync a wearable device like a fitness tracker, or receive a “spit kit” to share a DNA sample for genetic testing. Everyone who participates in the study will receive feedback about their current state of health and gain access to new data and insights. It costs you nothing to join in on the study.

Sign up for the American Heart Association’s My Research Legacy HERE.

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