How to Handle a Concussion

By Anne Russo, PhD
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should always be taken seriously. While in the past, athletes in particular would be encouraged to “walk it off,” current research demonstrates the dangers of this practice. Here's what you SHOULD do in the event of a concussion (and how to recognize that you have one).

Jumping rope is great cardio for the whole family

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Hayden Peak Elementary Principal Diena Riddle invited a local charter school's jump rope team to perform for an assembly to help get her students excited about doing heart-healthy activities - and the kids were amazing. Jumping rope is a simple activity that the whole family can do, according to experts at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center.​​​

Nutrition Tip: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

By Kary Woodruff
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I am excited to be working with the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, sponsored by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. But why should the firefighters be the only ones to benefit with nutrition tips? I'm planning to share a weekly nutrition tip throughout the Challenge, offering you a simple way to make those little changes in how and what you eat that will make a big difference in your heart health. 

Forget Fat vs. Thin; Focus on Being Healthy and Active

By Tracy Heiner
Forget Fat Vs. Thin, Remember Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Our whole lives we’ve heard “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” but do we really take it to heart? Our first impression of someone is what we see. If you’re thin we think… healthy; if you’re overweight we think…unhealthy. First impressions aren’t always correct, though. Maybe what’s on the inside really does matter more than what’s on the outside.