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Healthy Eating Day – How to Positively Promote Heart Health to Friends and Family

National Healthy Eating Day is on Nov. 1, 2021. On this day, the goal is to raise awareness about making smart food choices at work, home, school and when eating out.  The Government of Canada emphasizes that good health is a major contributing factor for social, economic, and social development. The healthier Canadians are, the…

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…