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HeartLife Foundation Puts Heart Failure at the Centre of Heart Month with Launch of New Tools to Support Canadians

First and only heart failure Charter addresses importance of establishing a national standard of care for Canadian patients and their caregivers VANCOUVER, BC, February 1, 2020 – Today, HeartLife Foundation (HLF), Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led Heart Failure (HF) organization, is calling attention to the realities of living with HF by releasing

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5 Tips For Staying Active and Fighting Fatigue During Fall

It’s official; fall has arrived in Canada. Across the Lower Mainland, colder fronts are already creeping in, and in Albertan cities like Calgary, record-breaking levels of snowfall have left residents stunned. Needless to say, it’s imperative to take caution when undertaking daily tasks in colder weather as risks are higher and extreme cold can put

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5 Things Every Caregiver Should Know

Being a caregiver adds an extra layer of responsibility to your life, whether you’re a parent, relative, or friend. Now couple this with managing a home, work, and being there for your loved ones. When a close family member or friend falls ill, it’s a juxtaposition that takes some getting used to. In Canada, there

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5 factors to consider before exercising outdoors this summer

Summer brings longer, sunshine-filled days which entice us to spend more time outside. We appreciate the pleasant shift in the weather (especially after long periods of rainfall), howbeit, it’s necessary to exercise caution being physically active when the temperature and humidity rise. Exercise helps strengthen your heart so that it works more effectively. It increases

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3 tips for balancing work and maintaining good health with heart failure

Each individual will experience heart failure differently, depending on their symptoms and the frequency with how they affect them. As a result, you can’t predict how things will be following a heart failure diagnosis. But many patients can and do lead a full and normal life when they manage their illness and focus on self-care.

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Jillianne

Accepting the inevitable truth is seemingly simple. As a patient recognizing the outcome of heart failure if left untreated was as simple as it comes – I could die. What’s complicated, what’s hard, is living with it. Is figuring out how to live with it. Figuring out what facing your own mortality means. My story

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Sharon

I intend to live as fully as I can for as long as I can, caring for my heart as best as I can, but not taking myself too seriously either. Laughter is also one of my medicines Mid-December 2008:  It was sunny day in Southern California. I leashed up our dog for a quick

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Jackie

To hear my heart story, we first have to go back to 1994 when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 24 (almost 25). Before I share my story I must take a moment and thank HeartLife Foundation of Canada for supporting me. I was fortunate to find HeartLife early after my diagnosis of heart

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