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New Resources--Apps from the Heart and Stroke Foundation

June is Stroke month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched two apps to help Canadians lower their risk of stroke and allow them to make simple lifestyle changes – wherever they are.

The My Heart&Stroke Health Check Recipe Helper Smartphone app features dozens of heart-healthy, lower-sodium recipes that come with grocery lists, main ingredient searches, and comprehensive nutrition information.

The My Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action Plan app allows users to monitor and better manage their blood pressure. They will be able to assess their personal risk, track blood pressure readings over time, view graphs of blood pressure changes, share readings with their physicians, list their medications, set appointment reminders, and track their condition.

The free apps – which are available in English or French − can be downloaded at the Apple, Android, and BlackBerry app stores. Or Canadians can go to http://www.heartandstroke.ca/mobileapps.