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The Truth about HRT and Heart Disease

More than 100 years ago, cardiovascular disease was almost entirely a disease of men. Fifty years ago, the most popular explanations for gender-related differences in heart disease were lifestyle, including less stress for women (who were considered ‘happy homemakers’), and/ or the fact that women did not generally smoke until World War II. Today, women … Read More

All About Heart Disease

While the number of Canadians being diagnosed and dying of heart disease is decreasing, heart disease is still the second leading cause of death in Canada and the number one cause of death worldwide. Twenty-nine percent of Canadian deaths per year are due to a preventable condition that we can avoid by making heart-healthy choices. … Read More