Improving Heart Care Through Research and Science

By Jason M Carlton
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The world’s leading heart care experts are meeting in San Diego this weekend for the 64th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo. There they will exchange ideas and share results of studies that could lead to improved heart care and treatment options for patients with heart disorders.

Arizona Man Has New Lease on Life Thanks to SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

By Jess Gomez
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Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray.

See a Red Dress, Remember to Protect Your Heart

By Jane Fox, RN, MSN, CCRN
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Across America people can identify the significance of pink ribbons. They know what it means when professional teams sport the color pink. They understand when they shop at the grocery store why their bottled water is covered with large pink ribbons in October. But do the people of America know the significance of a red dress pin?

Heart-healthy Advice from the Play at Home Contestants

By Jason M Carlton
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At the close of week three in the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition, our 25 contestants have tracked a combined total of more than three million steps. With six weeks to go, we asked our contestants to offer some advice on how others can make heart-healthy changes in their own lives.

Arm and Shoulder Exercises with Minimal Equipment

By Meagan Kline
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In case you didn't know... you don't have to go to the gym to build your arm and shoulder muscles. You can actually do some pretty simple exercises at home, using minimal equipment, to help strengthen your triceps and shoulder muscles. Check out these simple exercises and add them to your next exercise routine. 

My Heart Challenge Contestant Finds Motivation and Success

By Jason M Carlton
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One of the 25 My Heart Challenge: Play at Home contestants shared two updates with us in the past week. The first expressed her thoughts and motivations in signing up for the challenge, while the second shared a success she had this past weekend. It's a great story and I hope you'll enjoy reading about her journey to better health.

5 Tips for Starting Your Summer Exercise Routine

By Meagan Kline
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Schools out. Outdoor pools are open. The sun is shining. Summer is upon us. So if you're getting ready to start a summer exercise routine, here are five tips that will help you stick to your goal, get active, and help improve your heart health.