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How diet, exercise and medication play a role in your heart health

February is Heart Month, a time to increase awareness of heart-related conditions and further educate Canadians on ways to improve their overall heart health. Lifestyle factors like exercise and diet play a large role in our overall heart health, but did you know that things like the medications we take can also increase our risk of heart attack.

Read through the latest materials below on how to improve your heart health and make it a priority this month, and all year round.


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