Some Refreshing Drink Recipes to Keep your Cool

It’s summertime, which means plenty of hot days and some heat waves. Fluids play many important roles in our body and help to keep us healthy and hydrated.  It’s important to drink enough fluids on hot and humid days, no matter what you’re doing. Hydration is key to keeping your body functioning well and drinking water is the best source.  Remember that not all…

Posted on July 27, 2020

Adapting to a changing context with Prevention and Rehabilitation

Over the last few months, the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation team at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has adapted in innovative and creative ways to continue supporting patients in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The variety of programs and services offered to patients, such as exercise programs, cardiac rehabilitation and women’s heart health services typically happen in person and onsite. With…

Posted on July 23, 2020

Running through the Summer with Team Heart

Team Heart has been raising funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Foundation by participating in Ottawa Race Weekend for the past three years.  The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and has the largest marathon in Canada. The event provides a wide range of options for any skill level – from a 2km walk with your family…

Posted on June 24, 2020

Try the New HeartWise Exercise Mobile App

If you’ve been struggling with your home exercise routine or unsure how to get started with exercise after your heart event, there’s now an App to help. Experts from the Division of Cardiac Prevention at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have developed a new HeartWise Exercise mobile App with heart patients in mind.  You’ll receive a personalized exercise program, a place to track…

Posted on May 28, 2020

Recognizing UOHI On-site Staff

  Throughout this pandemic, on-site staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to their work.  With every day, there may be a new procedure that has evolved or needs may have changed to keep patients safe and to keep delivering necessary procedures and surgeries.  Their perseverance is exceptional. To thank them for their exceptional service, the Patient…

Posted on May 19, 2020

A Dose of Inspiration

There’s plenty to be concerned about these days, and it can be difficult to stay calm and hopeful when dealing with the challenges many of us are facing personally as well as the daily news about the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, it can be uplifting to see how members of our community near and far are coming together in incredible ways – whether it’s…

Posted on May 15, 2020

How are you coping?

COVID-19 is affecting core aspects of people’s lives in a unique manner. Researchers want to understand the impacts of these changes and determine what helps people cope. The survey asks about your current living / work situation, your physical and mental well-being and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your life. The survey takes between 20 and 65 minutes to complete. You are invited…

Posted on April 30, 2020

Making the Most of Your Time at Home

Most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days, practicing social distancing and/or self-isolation to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. The restrictions being imposed by this pandemic mean that our normal routines and activities may have been disrupted, and it can take some time to adjust to this new reality. Luckily, there are many online resources to help…

Posted on April 17, 2020

Eating Well while Staying at Home

Mayor Jim Watson: “I’m finding I’m eating a lot more because I’m here at home, nothing going on for the next half hour, I’ll go down and get something to eat.” With everyone spending more time at home these days, it can be challenging to know what to eat – stress, a change in routine, boredom, easy access to the fridge – any of…

Posted on April 16, 2020

From the Bottom of our Hearts, Thank You!

Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) staff through these unprecedented times.  As the context of this pandemic unfolds around us, you have persevered with the daily work of the hospital and responded to the ever-evolving circumstances with resilience and courage.  As most of us know, while those who can do so…

Posted on April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Patient Alumni is working closely with the Heart Institute senior management to keep all its members (patients, family members, relatives, friends and caregivers) informed of all developments with regards to the impact of COVID-19 at the Heart Institute.

Posted on March 24, 2020