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  Heart and Stroke Foundation
February is Heart Month — time to take stock of some amazing research advances that have saved countless lives from heart disease and stroke, and the even more urgent challenges that lie ahead. Plus, we're celebrating an extraordinary new breakthrough in stroke treatment — made possible by Heart and Stroke Foundation donors.
Research   Lifestyle
Research holds key to heart disease
Research holds key to heart disease
More Canadians than ever are surviving heart disease, thanks to 60 years of astonishing research advances. Check out the highlights — and see where Foundation-funded research could take us from here.
Why your rink needs an AED
Why your rink needs an AED
When Brett MacLean collapsed in cardiac arrest, the former NHL player was saved thanks to a quick-thinking bystander and an AED in the arena where he was playing. Find out how your local rink could get an AED at no cost.
Breakthrough to change stroke treatment
Breakthrough to change stroke treatment
A new treatment has been shown to cut in half the death rate from major strokes caused by a blood clot. The dramatic results came in a clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary and co-funded by the Foundation.
RECIPE: Carrot squash soup
RECIPE: Carrot squash soup
Simple and warming on a winter's day, this soup glows with colour and healthy ingredients. All Heart and Stroke Foundation recipes are dietitian-approved to be higher in fibre and lower in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt.
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