Archives for cardiac health

Plant or Animal Protein – Which is Better for Your Heart?

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The plant versus animal-sourced protein debate has been a hot topic for a long time now. Thanks to documentaries like Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives and The Game Changers, people are contemplating their relationship with food, specifically with animal-based protein foods. But what is the truth? Is a plant-based diet better for your heart health? Is...

The Impact of Sports and Physical Activity on Heart Health – Is There a Connection?

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Major cardiac events are often brought to our attention via media in relation to sports and physical activity, such as that of Jay Bouwmeester - the NHL Player who collapsed from a cardiac episode earlier this year. Though sudden death in people younger than 35 and those who are seemingly healthy is rare, participating in...

Heartwarming Charity – Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Heartwarming Charity – Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation For Canada’s young patients, a child-friendly, family-centred environment is one of the keys to recovery and important for the emotional and mental well-being of sick children. Since 2006, The Alberta Children’s Hospital has been providing advanced pediatric care to patients from newborn to age 17. Each year, the...

Heartwarming Charity – Cardiac Fitness Association

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Heartwarming Charity – Cardiac Fitness Association  For those who have suffered or experienced a heart-related emergency such as heart attack or cardiac arrest, transitioning back into a normal routine can be a difficult and stressful time. These heart survivors are often unsure how to reintroduce exercise into their lives, and experience the fear of having...