November 23, 2014
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Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading killer of Canadians. There are some risk factors you can't change, such as family history, age, and race. However, there are many important risk factors that you can work on: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. Whatever your age, you can work towards a healthier heart.

Heart attack: Know the symptomsHeart attack: Know the symptoms

Getting medical help early is the key to surviving a heart attack – be familiar with and recognize heart attack symptoms. More...

Putting the cuffs on hypertensionPutting the cuffs on hypertension

Have you been tested for high blood pressure? If your blood pressure is above normal, you might be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. More...

Stop smoking. Breathe easy.Stop smoking. Breathe easy.

It takes practice and time to quit smoking, but it can be done, and it is worth the effort. Different strategies work better for different people. More...

The skinny on cholesterolThe skinny on cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for good health, but high levels of bad cholesterol and low levels of good cholesterol mean you could be at risk of heart disease. More...

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