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How Air Pollution (Including Wildfire Smoke) is Affecting our Health

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With the recent wildfires burning uncontrollably in Alberta, we were all forced to inhale the thick and smoky air, making it hard to breath. Chronic exposure to wildfire smoke can have long-term health effects, especially for people with existing respiratory problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Air pollution is a big...

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Types of Defibrillators CLEAR!! When thinking of defibrillators, you probably imagine a hospital TV drama that is using the famous paddles to revive someone in cardiac arrest. The doctor shouts ‘clear’ and everyone stands back and waits for the device to work its magic. (Did you know there is actually a lot done incorrectly on...

Heartwarming Charity – Wood’s Homes

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Heartwarming Charity – Wood’s Homes Our wellbeing and health extend beyond our physical stamina and bodily comfort – it also includes our mental health! According to a commentary published by The American Journal of Medicine, “The American Heart Association has concluded that depression can accelerate atherosclerosis3 as well as promote the onset and severity of...

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada and includes coronary heart disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), congenital heart defects and blood vessel diseases. Research suggests that approximately 2.4 million Canadians age 20 and over live with diagnosed heart disease and that every hour, about twelve Canadians age 20 and over die...
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