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  Heart and Stroke Foundation
 
 
After a stroke, it's common for survivors to lose strength and coordination in one arm. Understanding exactly how it happens is the focus of new Foundation-funded research, and a step toward improving patient recovery. Also in this issue: How better doctor-patient communication can help prevent disease.
 
 
 
 
   Research      Lifestyle
 
Getting a grip on stroke recovery
 
Getting a grip on stroke recovery
Many stroke survivors experience weakness and stiffness in one arm – which can make everyday tasks a challenge. By analyzing how signals travel from the brain to the affected arm, Dr. Mindy Levin is working to pave the way for individualized therapies that could help more people make a better recovery from stroke.
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Before you buy a fitness tracker, read this
 
Before you buy a fitness tracker, read this
Wearable fitness trackers are all the rage, but beware: it's too easy to spend money on a flashy gadget only to fall out of love when the novelty wears off. Asking these six questions will help you choose a tracker that fits your needs and helps you reach your activity goals.
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Putting patients first to prevent disease
 
Putting patients first to prevent disease
Can improving doctor-patient communication help save lives? Dr. Sheldon Tobe, the Foundation's first chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health, explains why establishing trust between doctors and patients can go a long way toward reducing heart disease risk.
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RECIPE: Chunky grilled vegetable guacamole
 
RECIPE: Chunky grilled vegetable guacamole
BBQ season is here! This Mexican favourite gets a flavour boost when you grill the veggies before chopping them. The chunkiness makes it work as a dip or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
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