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Foundation celebrates its more than 140,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week
“Our volunteers empower Canadian families to live healthy lives,” says David Sculthorpe, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cardiac rehab programs benefit brain as much as heart
Study finds exercise boosts blood flow to brain regions responsible for movement, cognition. Can telerehabilitation improve recovery after stroke?
Seven studies explore high-tech approaches that could fill gaps and expand access to services in Canada Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds investments in Canadians’ health
2014 Federal Budget includes cost-saving measures for charity lotteries and an increase in tobacco taxes. More Canadians survive heart attacks and stroke, but not enough maintain healthy change
Heart and Stroke Foundation 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians shows that although some survivors are making healthy changes, many need more support to thrive to the fullest. Heart and Stroke Foundation invests more than $38 million this year in research across Canada
Increased research impact will create more survivors. First AED installed to launch life-saving initiative
Heart and Stroke Foundation and federal government install first automated external defibrillator as part of new program to equip arenas across Canada. Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds proposed contraband legislation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds the federal government for proposed legislation to keep contraband tobacco off Canadian streets and out of the hands of children. New recommendations stress the importance of patient involvement
New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the important role that stroke patients and their families play as they progress through the various stages of care. $16 million investment in first of its kind Canadian chronic disease research project
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are pleased to announce a $16 million investment in a first of its kind partnership between the cancer and cardiovascular research communities that will strengthen our understanding of chronic disease. Leading Canadian health organizations release a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent action on vascular disease
Health professionals learn to master the art of persuasion and improve the health of Canadians with secrets from the world of advertising
Broadcast personality and award-winning adman looks at how advertising can influence people to pay better attention to their health and break unhealthy habits. Telestroke has a bigger role to play in stroke care delivery
Technology is not being used to its full potential to improve care for stroke patients. New kit teaches parents how to save a baby’s life
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched the bilingual Infant CPR Anytime® personal learning kit to teach parents, families and friends how to use infant CPR to save a baby from choking or cardiac arrest. New national recommendations expand the concept of stroke rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation takes place in various settings with multiple providers and caregivers. There is life after stroke, Foundation report emphasizes

More Canadians are surviving strokes due to advances in awareness and medical services but a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals that more than one-third of Canadians mistakenly believe that the recovery period is limited to a few months.

Leading Canadian health charities urge renewed federal government leadership on non-communicable diseases
Every year more than 150,000 Canadians die from four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. New guidelines stress importance of calling 9-1-1 for stroke
New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the need to educate the public to call 9-1-1 or a local emergency number if they are experiencing or witnessing a stroke. 85% of Canadian parents want government to place limits on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children
More than 20 national and provincial health and scientific organizations have joined together in advance of Canada Health Day 2013 in support of a policy statement calling for a restriction on marketing of foods and beverages high in fats, added sugars or sodium targeted to children under the age of 13. NHLPA and Foundation join forces in NHLPA Beard-a-thon
The playoffs are here and that means it is time for hockey enthusiasts from coast-to-coast to once again put down their razors and grow playoff beards for a good cause. Heart and Stroke Foundation celebrates its 140,000 volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, the Heart and Stroke Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of its 140,000 volunteers for their crucial role in helping eliminate heart disease and stroke and reducing its impact on all Canadians. Foundation reminds Canadians of link between sodium and high blood pressure
World Health Day 2013 message highlights increased health risks from high blood pressure. Depression screening essential for caregivers, people living with stroke, new national guidelines say
New guidelines released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals recommend depression screening for all individuals living with stroke and their caregivers. The incidence of depression in both groups exceeds 30 per cent – and too many people fail to receive proper care, according to experts. Foundation receives $10 million from Harper government to save lives
Funding to support automated external defibrillators in arenas across Canada Reality Check: 2013 Report on the Health of Canadians
Without lifestyle changes now, many baby boomers face a decade of sickness and disability in their later years. This Heart Month, the Foundation urges Canadians to take action and “Make Health Last”
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