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Heart Foundation Offers Free Pulse Checks

Monday, 16 November 2020, 12:04 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is offering people the chance to get free pulse checks in 19 locations throughout New Zealand, during the week of 16-24 November 2020, as part of its atrial fibrillation awareness campaign. The condition is an irregular heart ... More >>

How Old Is Your Heart? - New Free Online Heart Health Check

Friday, 13 November 2020, 11:20 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has launched a new free online heart health check, called My Heart Check . The online tool is available to all New Zealanders and shows people how their heart age compares to their actual age. It also estimates a person’s ... More >>

Going The Distance For Heart Disease – 100km To $100k

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 9:34 am | The Heart Foundation

Mark Taylor is blind, has lost the use of both of his legs and a portion of strength in his right arm, but despite this the Kiwi is attempting to row 100km in under just eight hours. In his early thirties Mark was diagnosed with Neuro Sarcoidosis, a neurological ... More >>

Can Red Meat Be Included As Part Of A Heart Healthy Diet?

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 12:17 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today released new recommendations on how much red meat and chicken New Zealanders should be eating as part of a heart healthy diet. “The latest evidence shows eating high levels of red meat can increase the risk of heart disease ... More >>

Kaupapa Māori Action Research To Improve Nutrition Equity

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:08 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has today announced funding for a kaupapa Māori action research project to support Māori communities to lead nutrition initiatives to support healthy hearts. Erina Korohina has been awarded a Heart Foundation Māori Cardiovascular ... More >>

Heart Foundation Research Grants Top $78 Million On World Heart Day

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 6:04 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced $4.2 million dollars of funding for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists, bringing the total awarded by the charity since its formation in 1968, to more than $78 million dollars. “We ... More >>

Māori Language Dictionary In Time For Māori Language Week

Friday, 11 September 2020, 11:53 am | The Heart Foundation

Toi Te Kupu is a free renewed Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. The resource was developed by the Heart Foundation and Toi Tangata to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations ... More >>

Urgent Call For A Co-ordinated National Heart Health Action Plan

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 8:43 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says there is an urgent need for a national action plan for heart health and is calling for cross-party support for Government to develop one. Including hypertension, almost one million Kiwis are living with cardiovascular disease ... More >>

Leading Pacific Health Expert Joins Heart Foundation

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 6:06 pm | The Heart Foundation

Pacific health leader Dr Collin Tukuitonga is joining the Heart Foundation as its Chief Advisor Pacific Dr Collin Tukuitonga Dr Tukuitonga, who is Niuean, is the Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Auckland’s Health and Medical Sciences faculty. ... More >>

Heart Foundation - Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:43 pm | The Heart Foundation

As New Zealand prepares for the shut-down of all but essential services nationwide and people are asked to stay home, it is more important than ever to look after your heart health, especially if you are already living with a heart condition. COVID-19 ... More >>

Heart Foundation - Big Heart Appeal - Call for volunteers

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:31 pm | The Heart Foundation

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of men and women in New Zealand, and the Heart Foundation is calling for people to show their big heart by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February. More >>

Knowing your pulse could save your life

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:21 am | The Heart Foundation

While still in his thirties, dad-of-three and former Flava Breakfast host Sela Alo, was diagnosed with a heart condition and now he’s encouraging people to get a free pulse check as part of the Heart Foundation’s atrial fibrillation awareness week. ... More >>

Say what? What are children in New Zealand eating?

Friday, 4 October 2019, 5:50 pm | The Heart Foundation

Just what New Zealand children are eating isn’t clear and new research aims to find out. Dr Helen Eyles, Senior Research Fellow at The National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, has been awarded a Heart Foundation Senior Fellowship ... More >>

Research could make aspirin safer for heart attack patients

Monday, 30 September 2019, 11:35 am | The Heart Foundation

Kiwi researchers are trying to find out how long to give blood-thinning treatments to heart attack survivors. More >>

Research grants top $74 million on World Heart Day

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:10 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced $3.7 million dollars of funding for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists, bringing the total awarded by the charity since its formation in 1968, to more than $74 million dollars. More >>

Free cookbook helps families stretch their food budget

Friday, 23 August 2019, 4:16 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation’s free cookbook, Cheap Eats, is helping people learn to cook heart healthy food for less than $3 per serve. Cheap Eats is the Heart Foundation’s most popular cookbook and the latest version has been updated in partnership with ... More >>

Heart Foundation TV Ad Proves to be a life saver

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:53 am | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation says its heart attack awareness TV campaign is saving lives by prompting more Kiwis to get help faster when experiencing heart attack symptoms. Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin says the campaign, which has been ... More >>

Clive Nelson appointed new head of Heart Foundation

Friday, 28 June 2019, 4:39 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced the appointment of Clive Nelson as its new Chief Executive. More >>

Vector Lights shine red for Heart Foundation Appeal

Monday, 14 January 2019, 2:57 pm | The Heart Foundation

Vector Lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge will shine red on 21 and 22 February 2019 in recognition of the more than 186,000 people living with heart disease in New Zealand. More >>

Pacific course looks to address alarming life expectancy

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:02 pm | The Heart Foundation

Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition, if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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