World Heart Day 2015 focuses on healthy heart environments for everyone, everywhere
To mark World Heart Day 2015, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is joining the World Heart Federation in calling on Canada and the global community to ensure the right to heart-healthy environments so that people all around the world have the opportunity to make healthy heart choices.
Foundation urges Canadians to cut the crap
New position statement on saturated fat emphasizes natural/whole foods.
Number of stroke survivors living with disability in Canada to climb 80%
More research required to find innovative solutions to restore lives affected by stroke, health groups say
Four cardiac arrests, four lives saved in Canadian arenas in April
Successes highlight federal government partnership with Heart and Stroke Foundation to place AEDs in Canadian communities.
Foundation welcomes improvements to nutrition labelling
Better nutrition information could help Canadians make better choices
Goldcorp partners with Heart and Stroke Foundation to improve stroke prevention, treatment and care
A new program will serve remote and northern communities surrounding Goldcorp’s operations in Ontario and Quebec; Donation announced at Heart of Gold Gala in Vancouver.
Stroke Report 2015: Canadians are not getting the care they need fast enough
Gaps in the healthcare system and Canadians’ inability to recognize stroke put them at risk of death or disability.
Truth and Reconciliation Report a defining moment for Canada: Heart and Stroke Foundation
All Canadians have a role to play on journey forward, CEO says.
Fruit juice is going down the drain
The Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds Health Canada’s intention to strengthen nutrition messages.
CP commits $3 million to move cardiac research forward
New visionary partnership largest in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s history.
Foundation research is at the core of the race to save lives
Foundation invests close to $34 million this year in research across Canada.
Big challenges lie ahead for Canadians’ heart health despite decades of research advances
Heart disease touches more than one in two Canadians and new obstacles loom on the horizon, according to 2015 Report on the Health of Canadians.
Foundation launches campaign to help Canadians recognize a stroke and act “FAST”
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada, and a leading cause of disability. FAST, which stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time, highlights that the quicker you act, the more of the person you save.
Heart and Stroke Foundation receives $2 million for research
Largest research gift in Foundation history.
Foundation calls for research and regulation of e-cigarettes
Statement cites safety concerns, potential impact on youth behaviour and role as potential quit aid.
Foundation urges Canadians to cut back on added sugar
New position statement provides guidance on sugar consumption.
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