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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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Calm your mind: 5 therapeutic ways to cope with heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition, and after diagnosis, it’s something that most people live with for the rest of their lives. It can affect anyone, at any age, and at present, more than half a million Canadians have heart failure, as reported by the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. There are several different

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The link between heart failure and mental health

Upon first consideration, you may think that heart health and mental health have no connection. However, your mental health can affect your heart, and your heart health can, too, affect your mental wellbeing. An article published by Harvard Health in 2018 reported that individuals living with depression or anxiety are more prone to developing cardiovascular

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