Heart Health

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Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death among Canadians - and many people don't know they're at risk. But it's not hard to stay healthy and fit if you know what to do. Learn about how to stay healthy, recognize risk factors, and understand and deal with cardiovascular problems when they occur. For additional health information, please talk to your Costco Pharmacist.

Heart Health

High Blood Pressure: What's New?

Each year, the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) updates its hypertension (high blood pressure) management recommendations. With more than 5 million Canadians with hypertension, these recommendations can have a significant impact on anyone who has high blood pressure or who is at risk for developing high blood pressure.

What are the CHEP recommendations and why are they made?

What are medical guidelines and recommendations? Why they are developed? Find out about the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) recommendations.nd why they are developed. more...

What's new for the latest CHEP recommendations?

Learn more about two key CHEP recommendations: Yearly testing for adults with high-normal blood pressure, and reducing salt intake. more...

What's not new, but still really important in the CHEP recommendations?

Although the new messages about high blood pressure are important, some of the older messages need to be kept in mind. more...

What do the CHEP recommendations mean to you?

Whether you're at risk for getting high blood pressure or already have it, here's what you can do to get the most from the recommendations. more...


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