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Jewish General Hospital promotes heart health
disease affects 1 in 3 Canadians, and is the leading cause of death
for women in this country, taking more lives than all other cancers
combined. The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is offering some
important tips to help the public take action to reduce the risk
factors that are within control as part of the Heart
Ann Walling, a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at the JGH
and an active member of the McGill Cardiac Health Improvement Program
(CHIP), shares some helpful tips to help you take care of your heart.
Starting with small steps like watching what you eat and regular
exercise can make all the difference, explains Walling.
out of 10 people have at least one risk factor of heart disease and
stroke, including high blood pressure, an unhealthy diet, being
physically inactive, smoking or being overweight. Heart Month,
supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, hopes to raise
awareness about the disease and promote health in helping Canadians
make small changes to decrease individual risk factors.
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