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Winnipeg Sun: DEADLY DATA: Survey shows Canadians don’t know enough about heart disease, stroke

October 18, 2023 — 

To a local stroke researcher, that lack of knowledge can be the difference between life and death, especially given that one in two Canadians will be personally touched by heart disease and stroke, either because they themselves or someone very close to them – a family member or close friend – have experienced them.

“The survey is highlighting the need for stroke awareness, highlighting the need for busting myths on risk factors and busting myths about the prevalence of the disease in young as well as in old,” said Dr. Nishita Singh, Heart & Stroke and Research Manitoba Chair in Clinical Stroke Research at U of M. “So now we have a foundation to work on and try to remove these myths and work on more public awareness as Heart & Stroke has already been doing.”

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