Tips for Nutrition Success: The My Heart Challenge Play at Home Edition

By Kary Woodruff
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So you’re taking on the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition. Good for you! During the next few months you will truly be able to see changes – you can lose weight, increase your fitness, improve your heart health, feel better and have better energy – it just takes time and consistency. Here is some advice for success to help you with your heart healthy goals.

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.

Mammograms at age 40 still save lives

By Brett T. Parkinson, MD
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As a full-time breast radiologist and the administrator who oversees the standards and qualifications of every mammography center in the United States, I am disappointed in recent news coverage of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, a flawed research project that resurfaces every few years, grabbing headlines each time.