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Are Desk Jobs Bad For Your Heart?

As we live in a time where numerous jobs are done in front of a screen, sitting for work has just become the norm for a lot of people. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950.   But, are desk jobs bad for your heart -…

Can Genetics Influence Your Heart

Can Genetics Influence Your Heart?

One of the most common questions that doctors ask their patients during routine physical exams is “Do you have a family history of heart disease?”   Physicians ask questions regarding genetic heart conditions for good reason – genes can play a big role in cardiovascular health.    What Cardiovascular Issues Are Hereditary? There are many…

All About the Heart for World Heart Day

All About the Heart for World Heart Day

All About the Heart for World Heart Day On September 29th, the world is coming together to bring awareness to the leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over 600,000 Canadians are currently living with cardiovascular problems, yet not everyone understands how it impacts their lives, how to live with it, and how it can…

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…