The Ultimate Road Safety Checklist

The Ultimate Road Safety Checklist In the year 2019, Statistics Canada found that there were 104,169 accidents that caused injury in Canada and 1,623 accidents that were fatal. The importance of road and driving safety spurred the creation of ‘Road Safety Week’. Taking place from November 16th to the 20th, the need for raising awareness…

What Causes Cardiovascular Disease?

What Causes Cardiovascular Disease? In Canada, an estimated 1.3 million people are affected by cardiovascular (aka heart) disease. While some suffer from congenital (from birth) heart disease others acquire the condition later in life, due to a variety of factors including family history, poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, drinking alcohol, diabetes, stress and…

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Can Anyone Buy an AED?

Can Anyone Buy an AED in Canada? We have heard the staggering statistics many times. Each year, close to 45,000 Canadians will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, having early access to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator (AED) can increase the chances of survival by up…