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Migrant women from the Imo Region of Nigeria, living in Galway (who have formed the Imo Women’s Association, Galway) are teaming up with local heart and stroke charity Croi and Galway County Council for a free health promotion event on Friday April 10 from 10am to 2pm in the Croi Heart and Stroke Centre, Newcastle Galway
The local heart and stroke charity, Croi, is supporting important research at the Clinical Research Facility in NUI Galway which is exploring a link between poor sleep quality and high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
A guide to healthy shopping will help people understand food labels and make better food choices, according to the local heart and stroke charity Croi.
Croi has come a long way since it had that funding barometer sign outside the hospital, where passers-by could see just how much money it had to raise in order to give West of Ireland people a fair shot at surviving heart disease. Prior to Croi, if you had a dodgy ticker, you had to get on bone-rattling buses and cross the country in order to have your lifesaving surgery. Your chances of survival were reduced if you lived in the west. Back then too, the trauma of open heart surgery was so much more than it is today. Now, thanks to great leaps in technological advancement, bypasses and other invasive heart surgeries are becoming common and incredibly more lifesaving.