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...]

How Do You Respond to Noise? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Those aggravating things that go wrong in the day and those irritating things that go bump in the night – disrupting routines and interrupting sleep – all have a cumulative effect on your brain, especially its ability to remember and learn. As science gains greater insight into the consequences of stress on the brain, the picture that emerges is not a pretty one. A chronic overreaction to stress overloads the brain with powerful hormones that are intended only for short-term duty in emergency … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Awareness Month – November

Epilepsy (from Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία) is a common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures. Some definitions of epilepsy require that seizures be recurrent and unprovoked, but others require only a single seizure combined with brain alterations which increase the chance of future seizures. In many cases a cause cannot be identified, however factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among … [Read more...]

Heart & Stroke Lottery – Early Bird Deadline Only 1 Week Left!‏

One in three Canadians die of either heart disease or stroke. Now Canadians' health and demographics are changing so that no one -- young or old -- will beleft unaffected by heart disease and stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a … [Read more...]

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