June 12, 2018

It is estimated that about 18 women die of stroke every day in Canada, yet most do not recognize the risks they face.

According to a new Heart & Stroke Foundation report, women are one-third more likely to die of stroke than men, but only 60 percent know what a stroke is and 36...

May 30, 2018

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization marks World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart...

May 8, 2018

Mental health is an important part of our overall health, and throughout our lives most of us will experience ups and downs. Just as positive thinking or an optimistic attitude can have a big impact on both our physical and mental health, life’s stressors such as difficult events or...

Stepping into Spring
April 23, 2018

As temperatures increase and the number of rainy days decrease, many of us look to spend more time outdoors which can provide a great opportunity to up our levels of physical activity and get moving.

Current physical activity guidelines recommend adults partake in at least 150 minutes of...

March 22, 2018

While most women are likely aware of how serious heart disease is, they’re unlikely to be aware of the threat it poses to them personally. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in Canada – up to five times as many die from it than breast cancer. 

So why is it that early...