Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​

5 Heart Numbers Everyone Should Know

By John D Day MD
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People do not realize how important their health is until they lose it. The key is to first get educated and then to take action. As a cardiologist at the Intermountain Heart Institute, I see many patients who don’t realize they can control certain factors of heart disease. At least 75% of heart conditions are totally preventable! Here are five numbers that everyone should know and work to maintain the recommended goals.

Challenges of changing to a healthier lifestyle

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Many people make New Years Resolutions, but not many of them are able to carry them throughout the year for one reason or another. The challenges people face when trying to make those healthier choices can sometimes put the brakes on success. But as the My Heart Challenge participants reported in this week, they shared their biggest challenge with the competition so far. We have complete faith in the 15 school principals and their ability to overcome their challenges - because they have great support from students, faculty, staff, family and friends.