Four cardiac arrests, four lives saved in Canadian arenas in April
Successes highlight federal government partnership with Heart and Stroke Foundation to place AEDs in Canadian communities.
Foundation welcomes improvements to nutrition labelling
Better nutrition information could help Canadians make better choices
Goldcorp partners with Heart and Stroke Foundation to improve stroke prevention, treatment and care
A new program will serve remote and northern communities surrounding Goldcorp’s operations in Ontario and Quebec; Donation announced at Heart of Gold Gala in Vancouver.
Stroke Report 2015: Canadians are not getting the care they need fast enough
Gaps in the healthcare system and Canadians’ inability to recognize stroke put them at risk of death or disability.
Fruit juice is going down the drain
The Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds Health Canada’s intention to strengthen nutrition messages.
CP commits $3 million to move cardiac research forward
New visionary partnership largest in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s history.
Foundation research is at the core of the race to save lives
Foundation invests close to $34 million this year in research across Canada.
Big challenges lie ahead for Canadians’ heart health despite decades of research advances
Heart disease touches more than one in two Canadians and new obstacles loom on the horizon, according to 2015 Report on the Health of Canadians.
Cardiac rehab programs benefit brain as much as heart
Study finds exercise boosts blood flow to brain regions responsible for movement, cognition.
Can telerehabilitation improve recovery after stroke?
Seven studies explore high-tech approaches that could fill gaps and expand access to services in Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds investments in Canadians’ health
2014 Federal Budget includes cost-saving measures for charity lotteries and an increase in tobacco taxes.
More Canadians survive heart attacks and stroke, but not enough maintain healthy change
Heart and Stroke Foundation 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians shows that although some survivors are making healthy changes, many need more support to thrive to the fullest.
First AED installed to launch life-saving initiative
Heart and Stroke Foundation and federal government install first automated external defibrillator as part of new program to equip arenas across Canada.
$16 million investment in first of its kind Canadian chronic disease research project
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are pleased to announce a $16 million investment in a first of its kind partnership between the cancer and cardiovascular research communities that will strengthen our understanding of chronic disease.
Leading Canadian health organizations release a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent action on vascular disease
Collective action needed to reduce the growing burden of vascular disease.
Health professionals learn to master the art of persuasion and improve the health of Canadians with secrets from the world of advertising
Broadcast personality and award-winning adman looks at how advertising can influence people to pay better attention to their health and break unhealthy habits.
Telestroke has a bigger role to play in stroke care delivery
Technology is not being used to its full potential to improve care for stroke patients.
New kit teaches parents how to save a baby’s life
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched the bilingual Infant CPR Anytime® personal learning kit to teach parents, families and friends how to use infant CPR to save a baby from choking or cardiac arrest.
New national recommendations expand the concept of stroke rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation takes place in various settings with multiple providers and caregivers.
There is life after stroke, Foundation report emphasizes
More Canadians are surviving strokes due to advances in awareness and medical services but a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals that more than one-third of Canadians mistakenly believe that the recovery period is limited to a few months.
Leading Canadian health charities urge renewed federal government leadership on non-communicable diseases
Every year more than 150,000 Canadians die from four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.
New guidelines stress importance of calling 9-1-1 for stroke
New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the need to educate the public to call 9-1-1 or a local emergency number if they are experiencing or witnessing a stroke.
85% of Canadian parents want government to place limits on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children
More than 20 national and provincial health and scientific organizations have joined together in advance of Canada Health Day 2013 in support of a policy statement calling for a restriction on marketing of foods and beverages high in fats, added sugars or sodium targeted to children under the age of 13.
NHLPA and Foundation join forces in NHLPA Beard-a-thon
The playoffs are here and that means it is time for hockey enthusiasts from coast-to-coast to once again put down their razors and grow playoff beards for a good cause.
Heart and Stroke Foundation celebrates its 140,000 volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, the Heart and Stroke Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of its 140,000 volunteers for their crucial role in helping eliminate heart disease and stroke and reducing its impact on all Canadians.