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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
CSN Summer Studentship awards announced
The Canadian Stroke Network is awarding a record 30 summer studentships this year, valued at $7,000 each. The CSN’s Board of Directors was extremely pleased with the quality of submissions received and determined that funding could permit up to 20 more awards than originally planned for 2014. “We are excited to announce that we are [...]

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Friday, November 29th, 2013
New CSN-funded tool tracks sodium research, provides scientific updates
A new email newsletter – Science of Salt Weekly – is keeping track of the latest evidence and research related to dietary salt intake, providing weekly reports that feature short summaries of all relevant Medline-retrieved articles to keep the science on sodium up-to-date and accessible. Reducing salt intake has emerged as a leading target for [...]

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
CSN million-dollar investment “important first step” in national expansion
Seed funding from the Canadian Stroke Network has kick-started a major expansion of stroke recovery research in Canada, forging national collaborations within the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The CSN’s million-dollar investment to help the Partnership – formerly the HSF Centre for Stroke Recovery – spread its roots across the country [...]

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Leading Canadian health organizations release a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent action on vascular disease
 Collective action needed to reduce the growing burden of vascular disease  Montreal – Ninety per cent of Canadians are facing an unacceptable risk of developing vascular disease and we have to act now to reduce its increasing burden, say leading health experts at the Vascular 2013 Congress in Montreal this week. To galvanize action, leading [...]

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
New recommendations stress the importance of patient involvement
Stroke patients and their families play an integral role in transitions of care Ottawa (October 29, 2013) – New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the important role that stroke patients and their families play as they progress through the various stages of care. Patients and their families should be [...]

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
New national recommendations expand the concept of stroke rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation takes place in various settings with multiple providers and caregivers Ottawa (July 10, 2013) – New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals reinforce that stroke rehabilitation is not limited to a single location but is an ongoing process that includes a range of activities in many settings taking place [...]

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Monday, June 10th, 2013
Heart and Stroke Foundation report emphasizes there is life after stroke
Recovery can continue for years, with survivor family and friends playing essential role Download News Release Ottawa (June 10, 2013) – More Canadians are surviving strokes due to advances in awareness and medical services but a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals that more than one-third of Canadians mistakenly believe that the [...]

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Monday, May 27th, 2013
Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, fewer discharges to long-term care facilities
Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, fewer discharges to long-term care facilities (Monday, May 27, 2013, noon ET) An integrated system of stroke care delivery in Ontario, Canada, has resulted in fewer deaths from stroke and fewer discharges to long-term care facilities because of better access to optimal stroke care, according to a [...]

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
New national recommendations highlight the urgency to call emergency medical services when someone is experiencing stroke
Treatment and protocols start as soon as emergency medical services are activated Ottawa (May 23, 2013) – New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the need to educate the public to call 9-1-1 or a local emergency number if they are experiencing or witnessing a stroke. According to the recommendations [...]

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Canadian Health and Scientific Organization Policy Consensus Statement on Restricting Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages to Children and Youth in Canada
Canadian children are regularly exposed to high volumes of unhealthy food marketing through television, websites, advergames, in grocery stores and in schools.  The marketing of foods high in fat, sugar and salt is influencing what children eat and has been linked to the rising rates of child obesity.  Unhealthy diet is the leading risk factor [...]

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