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!​

Heart Failure and the Intermountain Transplant Program

By Jen Nixon
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Welcome to the Heart Failure and Transplant program blog. Our clinic resides in the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center. My name is Jen Nixon and together with one of my partners, Kismet Rasmusson, we are Nurse Practitioners responsible for program development for our Heart Failure/Transplant clinic.​

Firefighter outlines heart goals for the next 100 days

By Jason M Carlton
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Mary Lindsay-Vonk, firefighter with West Valley City Fire Department, is taking the 2014 My Heart Challenge to heart and setting some goals as the competition kicked off March 13. Follow her journey in the three month challenge to see her successes and challenges - because changing habits to be more heart healthy will have many challenges. But Mary is determined to win her health back.

I am Healthier than I Have Been in Years

By Jason M Carlton
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As the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition continues, many of the contestants have shared some of their successes as well as their challenges. Kelly offers a brief glimpse into the challenges she has faced, including the infamous plateau that many people hit at some point... and how she keeps going and stays motivated.

My Heart Challenge: When Challenges Become Your Successes

By Jason M Carlton
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Challenges are part of life. But the rewarding part is to turn those challenges into successes. That is exactly what one of the 15 My Heart Challenge firefighters has done as she prepares for the final week of the Challenge. Read about her experience in turning challenges into successes.