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Heart attacks and income

Canadians living in the least-affluent neighbourhoods are more likely to have a heart attack than those in more-affluent areas, according to a new report...

First-ever congenital heart surgery trial identifies procedure that improves babies’ survival in first year

In the first and largest study of its kind, doctors compared two routine surgical procedures used to treat infants with a severe form of...

West Park helps in fight against Diabetes

Manfred Nothlich has had ample time to reflect on his life of late. It’s been two and a half years since his right leg...

Breathing easy

Great-grandmother Lynn Turchin was just 12 years old when she smoked her first cigarette. Although she would like to take that day back, she...

Centre of Excellence provides PROOF that research benefits heart transplant recipients

In 2008, when Jane Miller began experiencing flu-like symptoms, she couldn’t have predicted what was to follow. Within days the mother of two slipped...

Affairs of the Heart

Christa Hammons, 66, looks more like a candidate for an active living promo than a participant in a heart disease management study. This slim,...

Cardiac imaging tool brings results to the palm of your hand

In cardiology, the vast majority of patients require an effective cardiac visualization tool, yet the preferred method of cardiac imaging – an echocardiogram –...

Helping diabetics stand on their own two feet

Marilyn Engel is back on her feet again and the 71-year-old Barrie woman is mighty glad. As a diabetic she knows amputation is often a slippery...

Exercise Your Heart

For patients with hypertension – or high blood pressure – medication may not be the only way to treat their condition. According to scientists...

Steps for healthy feet

Approximately 200,000 Canadians, or 15 per cent of people with diabetes, will develop leg or foot ulcers in their lifetime as a consequence of...

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