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This week in heart and brain health

Follow our regular roundup to keep up with the latest health headlines.

Top stories include:

The Foundation’s  2016 Report on the Health of Canadians takes aim at the growing epidemic of heart failure and finds that healthcare is failing Canadians living with this chronic, incurable condition.

Gender, rather than sex, is a better indicator if a patient’s at risk of of experiencing a second cardiac event, according to a new Foundation-funded study.

Cardiac arrests and high rises can be a deadly combination, a new study finds, but knowing CPR can greatly improve chances of survival.  

Elderly people who have poor sleep quality are more likely to develop hardened brain arteries, increasing their risk of stroke.

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