Make Meals a Family Event

By Kary Woodruff
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Do you have a picky eater at home? Or maybe multiple picky eaters? That makes it challenging to get the right types of foods to make your meals heart healthy. As I meet with the My Heart Challenge contestants individually, I am working with them to make healthier eating a family event. Here are some of the tips I've provided to them, and think can apply to almost any household or setting. 

Body Mass Index May Predict Heart Disease Risk For Type-2 Diabetic Patients New Study Finds

By J. Brent Muhlestein
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Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, in collaboration with researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a simple way to further predict a diabetic patient’s risk for heart disease: by measuring their body mass index or BMI.

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. 

Behind the Scenes: Coordinating Patient Transports with Life Flight

By Jason M Carlton
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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes for Life Flight to transport a patient? Cindy Hayes is an Operational Controller with Intermountain Life Flight. On average, she coordinates 8-10 flights per 12-hour shift. She offers a little glimpse at the coordination required to transport patients throughout Utah and/or parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona.