Care for your Heart – WOMEN

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart … [Read more...]

Suicidal Ideation Higher Among Stroke Survivors

Suicidal Ideation Higher Among Stroke Survivors than Among Those with History of Cancer The global burden of stroke Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly six million die and another five million are left permanently disabled. Stroke is the second leading cause of disability, after dementia. Disability may include loss of vision and / or speech, paralysis and confusion. Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the … [Read more...]

FEBRUARY celebrates Heart & Stroke Awareness Month

Heart Month is a national campaign that mobilizes Canadians to rally together in raising awareness and funds that have an enormous impact on the lives of all Canadians. Through the generosity and compassion of volunteers, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is able to apply life-saving knowledge, education and advocacy that generate real results and give us more of the moments that we all live for. WHAT IS HEART MONTH? Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's key opportunity to reach … [Read more...]

February is officially “Heart Month” in Canada

Did you know that February is officially "Heart Month" in Canada? That's it's not just referring to the chocolate ones. Heart Month was started in 1958 by cardiologists of the Heart and Stoke Foundation Ontario to promote heart health and awareness. Now is the perfect time to promote heart health for you and your community: Join people across Ontario in asking our government to make health a priority in this year's budget! » Right now well over one million Canadians are living with the … [Read more...]

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