Esther’s List: Top 10 Tips for Managing Stress

According to Statistics Canada, 23% of Canadians aged 15 and older (an estimated 6.7 million people) reported most days were either ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful’. Stress is the mind and body’s response to a perceived threat or stressor, triggering the...

What’s At Stake

What women, family, caregivers and health care professionals need to know about Women’s Heart Health.  First of a 3 series part on Women’s Heart...

10 Tips For A Healthy Sleep

Getting enough sleep improves your overall health. These tips can help you sleep better. Get up at the same time every day… and get up early. Doing this every day, even on weekends, sets your biological clock. It’s the most important change you can make to improve...

10 Tips for Emotional Health

All of us have experienced anxiety, sadness, frustration or other negative emotions. While they can cause mental distress, they can also take a toll on your heart health, especially if these feelings are persistent or frequent. Understanding and dealing with our moods...

Vial of Life

The Vial of Life is the least expensive project funded by the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Patient Alumni association at $0.60 per unit, yet it is highly effective and potentially life-saving. The Vial of Life kit is given to all patients upon discharge from the Ottawa...