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Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds nutrition labelling consultations
Improving labels will help Canadians make more informed choices, Foundation says Study shows benefit of prolonged heart monitoring after unexplained strokes
New England Journal of Medicine publishes research shedding new light on cause of strokes. App monitors walking to improve recovery after stroke
By tracking balance and steadiness, ‘MyWalk’ app could help reduce falls. Gout medication may boost brain recovery after stroke
Study points to exciting new potential for existing treatment. 2014 Stroke Report shows more are surviving, but more challenges are coming
New data reveal Canadians are benefitting from improvements in stroke care. But will an aging population, sicker patients, and an increase in strokes among younger Canadians overload our already stressed healthcare system? Heart and Stroke Foundation launches new era of first aid training
‘One-Stop-Shop’ for first aid and resuscitation training will empower more Canadians to save lives and reduce the impact of injuries. 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.
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