Find the heart healthy menu item when dining out

By Kary Woodruff
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Did you know that on average, Americans will eat out four times a week? This can include grabbing something in the drive-thru or taking the family out to a nice restaurant. Either way, not knowing what is on the menu can lead to going the less-than-heart-healthy route. Check out this everyday scenario to see how you stack up on choosing the most heart-healthy menu item. 

Firefighters' biggest challenge in the My Heart Challenge

By Jason M Carlton
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It's not easy to change behaviors that have been established over many years. Cutting down on the Mountain Dews, finding motivation to exercise or taking the time to eat breakfast are some of the biggest challenges the 15 firefighters are facing in the 2014 My Heart Challenge.

Heart Attack: Time is Heart Muscle

By Jess Gomez
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When it comes to treating a heart attack, minutes can literally be the difference between life and death. It’s critical that heart attack patients get balloon therapy to clear blockages in arteries leading to the heart within 90 minutes, which is the national standard. Treating patients within that window is the goal of every hospital in America.

Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
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Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.

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.

Four Weight-training Exercises to Build Bone Density, Increase Muscle Strength, and Increase Cardio

By Meagan Kline
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Bone loss begins happening in women at age 20. Between the ages of 20 and 80, women can lose up to 1/3 of the bone mineral density in the hip. As our group of 15 Utah moms compete in the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, here are four exercises you can do at home to help building muscle strength, increase bone density and improve your cardio workout. 

Heart-healthy Recipe: Mexican Tortilla Soup

By Kary Woodruff
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Finding the right recipe is vital to healthy eating, because eating healthy shouldn't mean eating bland foods and "cardboard." Here is a great recipe I found from the Barefoot Contessa that I would like to share this week as part of the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. If you like Mexican food, you won't want to pass this recipe up!