3 Simple Behaviors to Prevent Chronic Disabilities

By John D Day MD
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According to the World Health Organization, the average American is disabled with chronic illnesses by age 68. Given that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78, that means that we can look forward to being disabled with chronic illnesses the last 10 years of our life!  If the average age of retirement is 65 then that means there are just three “golden years” for the typical American. How depressing!​

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. 

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.