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Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment

Early detection of cardiovascular risk factors will significantly reduce the chance of a heart attack or stroke.  Most of us have our cholesterol checked yearly.  However, a recent US study showed that nearly 75% of patients that were hospitalized for a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels.  This demonstrates that there are many other factors […]

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Heart Health

February is heart month.  Cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, only outnumbered by cancer.  What can we do to help decrease our risks?  We need to take control and manage our risk factors.  First, a surprising number of us smoke—this needs to stop.  Second, get active.  Everyone needs at least […]

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