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Foundation partners with Telus to bring e-health to Canadians

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has taken a major step toward helping Canadians access and manage their heart health with the newly launched TELUS health space. Read more.

New AED Bill sails through second reading at Queen’s Park

A new provincial Bill could have a profound effect on the outcomes of cardiac arrest and bystander CPR response in Ontario. Read more.

Contraband smokes – Kids Can Get Them Anywhere

According to the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT), more than 60,000 Ontario students (Grade 7-12) who already smoke are reportedly now smoking contraband cigarettes. Read more.

Get off the weight-loss rollercoaster

A Heart and Stroke Foundation survey of almost 2,000 Canadians found that 62% reported intentionally losing five or more pounds over the past five years but failed to keep the weight off. And 70% of those who were overweight or obese regained all or even more pounds after their weight-loss efforts. Read more.

What will it take to beat smoking?

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death and disease. It is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory illnesses and chronic respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Trans fat in your diet

Video from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada explaining the risks of trans fat foods that lead to blockage in arteries. This is what happens when you put your heart into it.

Madelaine's story

Madelaine is an eleven year old girl with a serious heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - an enlarged heart. Watch her story and see how advances in research have given her the chance to live an active and full life.

Read more about this month's topic: New Bill shocks life into AED Program

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