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Doctors & patients are saying about 'Beat Your A-Fib'...

"If I had [your book] 10 years ago, it would have saved me 8 years of hell.”

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"This book is incredibly complete and easy-to-understand for anybody. I certainly recommend it for patients who want to know more about atrial fibrillation than what they will learn from doctors...."

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"Within the pages of Beat Your A-Fib, Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, provides a comprehensive guide for persons seeking to find a cure for their Atrial Fibrillation."

Walter Kerwin, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Vote—It’s Good for Your A-Fib Health and Our Healthcare System!

Atrial Fibrillation patients, did you know voting improves your health? There is a high level of correlation between people who are engaged in voting and better health outcomes, according to Adam Fox, deputy director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

Daniel Dawes, JD of Morehouse School of Medicine, agrees and points to the Health & Democracy Index. It shows that when communities vote, they influence policy decisions that have a big effect on their health. For many people in your community, voting outcomes can mean the difference between life and death, health, and sickness. The crucial act of voting immeasurably affects our lives, including our personal health and the overall health of our community.

Why Don’t People Vote

It’s estimated that at least 51 million eligible U.S. citizens aren’t registered to vote (24%).

Increasing voter registrations is a fundamental way to improve our healthcare system.

The main reason? Not being registered.

Increasing voter registrations is a fundamental way to improve our healthcare system.

Far and away the most effective way to register new voters is when they visit their local motor vehicles department (DMV). Of new voter registrations, the DMV is the most popular (40%), second is online registration (30%).

Automatic Voter Registration?

What about people who don’t drive? Or the young, or students who don’t have access or need a vehicle or are disabled?

By Jan. 2022, 22 states have implemented automatic voter registration.

One way to register these people would be automatic voter registration at Medicare and other public assistant and disability programs like food stamps.

As of January 2022, 22 states and Washington, D.C., have enacted or implemented automatic voter registration.

A-Fib Doctors: Encourage Your Patients to Register and Vote

A-Fib doctor with stethoscope

How doctors can help.

If you are a doctor treating an A-Fib patient, go beyond the exam room. Patients look to you for advice on how to live a more healthful life. Talk to them about their civic health and engagement, and how registering and voting will improve their health.

For help to get your patients registered, go to, an organization that connects healthcare institutions and clinicians with voter registration tools.

The Easy Way to Register to Vote

Go to

It’s easy to register.

• Visit Enter the state you live in, and the site can help you register online (available for 40 states plus the District of Columbia);

• An alternative is offered by Register2Vote. Using both online and US mail, they offer a simple tool to confirm, update, and register to vote. No printers or stamps required. For more info, go to Frequently Asked Questions

Why to Register and Vote

It doesn’t always feel that our vote makes a difference. But voting gives us a voice—especially in local and state elections. When you vote, you select individuals to make decisions about the community you live in on your behalf.

Are you not sure if you are registered to vote? Or do you need to change your registration? Go to

• Frieden, Joyce. Expanding Voter Rolls Could Improve People’s Health. MEDPAGE TODAY, September 20, 2021.

• How voting impacts your health. Commonwealth Care Alliance. August 2, 2021.

• National Conference of State Legislatures. 1/3/2022.

• Voter Registration | USAGov (

• The Health & Democracy Index.

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