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Dr. Michael HillStroke research breakthrough announced
A new treatment has been shown to cut in half the death rate from major strokes caused by a blood clot. The dramatic results came in a clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary and co-funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Read more.


This February, help create more survivorsThis February, help create more survivors
February is Heart Month. Please give generously through your neighbourhood Heart and Stroke Foundation canvasser. Or donate now and your gift will be tripled!




2015 Report on Health2015 Report on Health
The 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians looks back on 60 years of research, revealing astonishing improvements in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. However, these gains will be threatened as some risk factors are set to rise sharply. Read more.



Your investment can save livesMake a gift of securities
Did you know that donating securities is a tax-effective way to support life-saving research? Learn how your gift of stock could help the Foundation improve the health of every Canadian family, every day.


Recognize stroke FASTRecognize stroke FAST
Stroke is a medical emergency. Knowing the signs and acting quickly could mean the difference between life and death, or between a full recovery and lasting disability. Now all you need to remember is FAST. Find out what it means.


Does your community need a life-saving AED?Does your community need a life-saving AED?
Hockey rinks and recreational facilities across Canada will become safer places thanks to a joint program of the federal government and the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will place 2,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across Canada. Applications are now open. Learn how to apply.

Take a step toward a healthier lifestyleTake a step toward a healthier lifestyle
From now until Feb. 28, TELUS will donate $20 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for every fitness tracker purchased in-store or online at TELUS. Click here to purchase your fitness tracker today.


Take control of your heart health in FebruaryTake control of your heart health in February
Is a busy schedule putting your health on the back burner? Take charge! This month, Walmart Pharmacy is offering free Heart Healthy Clinics, with Foundation-approved tips and information to help you reduce your risk. Find your nearest Heart Healthy Clinic.

Working together for a healthier CanadaWorking together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help.



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Recipe of the month
Try this Slow cooker beef brisket today.