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!