Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ivan Berkowitz was honoured by I A C S at a Special Reception

click here to enjoy an extraordinary treat for Ivan

Keith Levit took some incredible photos

Click here to listen to IVAN honoured by Terry MacLeod on his CBC Weekend Morning Show

Special Recognition for Ivan Berkowitz MBA

At a reception held in Winnipeg in February, 2016, the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences has recognized Ivan Berkowitz with “Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine and Surgery”. In his capacity as Editor of CV Network and Heart Health Scholar of the Academy for more than 15 years, Ivan has played a critical role in the development of cardiovascular health programs throughout the world. He served as conference coordinator for 11 national and international meetings and symposia held in Winnipeg for exchanging information on cardiovascular health and disease. In addition, he organized several public forums in Winnipeg and paid particular attention to lifestyle modifications and nutritional approaches for the prevention of heart disease. He edited a book “Frontiers in Cardiovascular Health” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003. He has also been serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. The work of Ivan Berkowitz was recognized by several awards from different organizations.
He received Medal of Merit from SERVCOR, Brazil and was bestowed the title “Honourary Professor of Fundaco Cardiovascular Sao Francisco de Assis” Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He was granted Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2009 Reh-Fit Foundation Healthy Living Award, and Big Heart Award for Organizational Achievement by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. He has been serving as President of Myles Robinson Memorial Heart Trust for the past 9 years. Indeed, Ivan has rendered invaluable services in promoting the mission of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and thus all the Officers and Members of the Executive Council extend their best wishes for his future endeavors.
Naranjan S. Dhalla, Honourary Life President, IACS

Monday, March 28, 2016


We built an outstanding team which created:



We included a TED.com talk by Dr. Noel Bairey Merz from the Barbra Streisand Women;s Heart Centre at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L A, Dr Merz spoke at our Harold Buchwald Luncheon on May 4
to view her talk click here

Barbra Streisand is doing amazing work against the "YENTL SYNDROME" ,,,, women need to be men to fight heart disease -  click here

Barbra recently received the most distinguished award given by the United States and presented to her by President Obama who said: “Off the stage, she has been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women’s equality, I’m getting all verklempt just thinking about it.”

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Another NEW indicator of a STROKE

Good to know.

Stroke has a new indicator - IMPORTANT !!!
Stroke has a new indicator They say if you e.mail this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

Remember the 1st Three Letters.....S. T. R.


During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and


Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *
Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *
Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A

(i.e. Chicken Soup)

Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is

'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other
that is also an indication of a stroke.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012


On Feb 11, 2012 in Las Vegas a diner at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas suffered a heart attack while eating the estimated 6,000 calories “Triple Bypass” burger (as shown in the hand of owner Joe Basso). The patient is evidently recovering well but will he go back to the Heart Attack Grill to eat again?