Archives for heart health

Heartwarming Charity – Save a Child’s Heart

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Due to limited resources, children in developing countries can't access high-quality medical and cardiac care. Thanks to Save a Child’s Heart, there is hope. Sick children are getting a second chance at life because a small group of medical professionals donate their time and talent.  Thousands of patients in the pediatric cardiac surgical unit at...

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...

Fad Diets vs. Heart-Healthy Nutrition

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Through many years of research, scientists have learned that the foods we eat impact the health of our hearts. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, eating a balanced diet and being physically active can prevent as much as 80% of premature strokes and heart disease. There is an overwhelming amount of diet advice available....
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