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Cara's story

Cara's story

Congenital heart disease affects up to one in every 100 babies. I was that one baby.

My name is Cara. I’m 33, and I’ve had five open heart surgeries. This is my story.

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A drop for research

A drop for research
On June 14 every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-changing gifts of blood.
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Research into cardiovascular disease appears to be helping reduce deaths

Research into cardiovascular disease appears to be helping reduce deaths

The cardiovascular disease death rate has been declining steadily in Canada since the mid-1960's according to the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA).

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Tuesday May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Tuesday May 31: World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31, an initiative from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe as well drawing attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects.

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World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day
Today is World Hypertension Day. Do you Know Your Numbers? Hypertension usually produces no symptoms which means most people don’t even realise they have it. It is estimated that roughly half of adults with hypertension are not aware of their condition.

 

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