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Follow our prescriptions for healthy living to reduce your risk of vascular disease including: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, vascular dementia, kidney and peripheral vascular disease. Most risk factors are preventable or controllable.

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Healthy Eating

Vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Getting Active

Regular exercise lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia.

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Tobacco Free

About 17% of Albertans smoke tobacco and potentially expose others to the toxic smoke.

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This prescription was developed and is supported by the ACTION (Alberta Coalition for PrevenTION and Control of Vascular Disease) Network, a collaboration of eight healthcare organizations focused on preventing vascular risks and disease in Alberta including:

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Contact us by phone at 403-330-9890 or email carolyn.walker@ahs.ca.

Professional Resources

Prescription pads, user guides, and patient brochures.

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Did You Know?

  • Tobacco use kills a third to half of all people who use it
  • Tobacco use is responsible for 30% of all Alberta cancer-related deaths
  • Only 4 in 10 Albertans (38%) eat the recommended servings of vegetables and fruits each day
  • 31% of ischemic heart disease is due to a low intake of vegetables and fruit
  • Regular exercise (150 minutes per week) lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia
  • 85% of Canadian adults do not meet the recommended guideline of 150 minutes of activity a week
  • Over 90% of Canadians have one or more common vascular risk factor:
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Poor nutrition
    • Excessive alcohol use
    • Physical inactivity
    • Obesity
    • Tobacco use