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Masterclass May 2021 – Keele

Surgery for Acute Aortic Dissection Aortic surgery is a highly-specialised area and is difficult to train for because the operations are complex and the numbers of patients are small.   We were delighted to hold the eighth aortic surgery masterclass in May 2021 which was hosted by

Healthy Tip: A healthy Father’s Day

Sunday 20th June is Father’s Day. This is a time to appreciate or commemorate the ‘Dads in your life’ be it your Father, Husband, Uncle, or friend. Doing something to celebrate is not limited to feasting on sugary snacks and buying expensive gifts, why not do something

Join our team

Below are the current vacancies at Heart Research UK. Healthy Heart Coach (Several positions) Location: Home working (possibility of some UK travel (optional) Salary: £15/hr Reporting to: Health Promotion Coordinator & Physiologist / Health Promotion and Education Specialist / Head of Health Promotion & Education Hours: Zero

Healthy Tip: Keep Hydrated

14th to 20th June is Nutrition and Hydration Week. Staying hydrated is important for keeping your heart and circulatory system healthy. Thirst often feels similar to hunger, so drinking plenty of fluid can prevent over-eating and weight-gain. We have some tips to help you stay hydrated. Am

Heart Research UK pledges over £500,000 for COVID-19 research

Given the overwhelming response to our new COVID-19 research grant, we have decided to fund three new research projects to investigate how COVID-19 affects the heart and circulatory system – an investment of over half a million pounds.  Research has shown that people with cardiovascular conditions, including high blood pressure, have a higher risk of developing severe

Healthy Tip: Improving Your Cholesterol Profile

There are two main types of cholesterol, LDL, sometimes termed ‘bad’ cholesterol, and HDL, sometimes termed as ‘good cholesterol’. The reality is that we do need some of both types of cholesterol, but the incorrect balance can be harmful. When LDL cholesterol builds up in the arteries,

Healthy Tip: Healthier Takeaways

Takeaway food is often cheap, convenient and tasty, but it also tends to be high in fat, salt and sugar. Regularly consuming takeaways can have a negative impact on your heart health and your waistline. Swapping your usual takeaway for a healthier option may be a good

Carlton – Carers First

Project title: Carers: Ready, Set Walk Award - £7,966 Carers: Ready, Set Walk is a new, innovative physical activity project that aims to get more carers and the people they care for active; improving their physical, mental and heart health. It will kick-off in summer 2021 and

Healthy Tip: Get on your bike

During lockdown many of us ventured into the shed and dusted down our old bikes to escape from the house and get our daily exercise. Cycling is a fun way to improve your overall health and wellbeing as well as enabling you to get out and explore

Healthy Tip: Vegetarian picnics

National Vegetarian Week runs from 10th to 16th May 2021, and what better time to try out a meat-free diet. A vegetarian diet can be a great way to add colour, texture and variety and it is also generally lower in saturated fat and higher in fibre,