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2014-09-19 12:25:56

Almost 850 devices already installed with many more to come SPRUCE GROVE, AB, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) were in Spruce Grove, Alberta today to announce the installation of five Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre. The Government and the HSF are aiming to equip all recreational arenas in Canada with the life-saving devices and provide training to use them. To date,...

2014-09-15 20:20:29

CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Against the backdrop of a world-class equestrian event in Calgary this weekend, a story of heart- warming proportions was also making the rounds, as funds and awareness were raised in support of healthy hearts in Alberta. Throughout the two-day Masters Tournament weekend at Spruce Meadows, Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) teamed together to raise $210,000 to enable faster and better emergency cardiac response in...

2014-06-03 23:07:33

During Stroke Month, let’s make the connection between heart and brain. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Approximately one-in-three Ontarians will develop stroke, dementia or both, and the incidence for each increases the risk of the other. That was the message as three Ontario health organizations came together during Stroke Month to raise awareness for stroke and dementia. The Ontario Stroke Network, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have joined...

2014-06-02 08:29:41

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Stroke care has come a long way in Canada - more than 80 per cent of Canadians who have a stroke and make it to hospital will survive. This is great news, but it is only part of the story and only today's story. Drawing on new data, this year's HSF stroke report reveals advances in stroke treatment and care over the past 10 years and identifies coming challenges. The report reveals startling findings in areas including age and stroke, the...

2014-04-29 08:35:25

'One-Stop-Shop' for first aid and resuscitation training will empower more Canadians to save lives and reduce the impact of injuries BANFF, AB, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation today launched the Heart&Stroke First Aid/CPR training program to teach Canadians how to respond quickly to accidents and injuries, in addition to the life-saving skills of CPR and AED use. The 16-hour standard first aid course will cover 17 areas of critical care including emergency...

2014-02-03 08:26:41

A new Foundation survey shows that although some survivors are making healthy changes, many need more support to face the challenge of recovery so they can thrive to the fullest OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - According to the new Heart and Stroke Foundation 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians, there are more Canadians surviving a heart attack or stroke than ever before. But, the Report also showed that a major scare, like a heart attack or stroke, doesn't always lead to survivors...

2014-02-03 08:23:46

More Canadians than ever surviving heart attacks and stroke, but not enough are maintaining critical changes to prevent subsequent events TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: STORY SUMMARY: This year's report looks at findings from a unique poll of 2,000 heart attack and stroke survivors (and their loved ones) and answers important questions: Are survivors able to make and maintain potentially life-saving behaviour...

2014-02-02 16:22:15

More Canadians than ever surviving heart attacks and stroke, but not enough are maintaining critical changes to prevent subsequent events TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: STORY SUMMARY: This year's report looks at findings from a unique poll of 2,000 heart attack and stroke survivors (and their loved ones) and answers important questions: Are survivors able to make and maintain potentially life-saving behaviour...

2014-01-23 08:30:40

Increased research impact will create more survivors OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) invested more than $38 million into heart and stroke research taking place in medical institutions, universities and hospitals across Canada this year. Since its inception 1952, the Foundation has invested more than $1.39 billion into vital heart and stroke research, making it the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. "We measure the...

2014-01-22 16:25:50

Foundation working to make the life-saving devices as common as fire extinguishers LEGAL, AB, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Installation of the first of 2000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in arenas and recreation centres across Canada was announced today at the Legal Recreation Complex by Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Heart and Stroke Foundation president Bobbe Wood. The AEDs are part of a $10 million program funded by the federal government and administered by the...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'