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. 

Arizona Man Has New Lease on Life Thanks to SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

By Jess Gomez
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Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray.

Heart Attack: Time is Heart Muscle

By Jess Gomez
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When it comes to treating a heart attack, minutes can literally be the difference between life and death. It’s critical that heart attack patients get balloon therapy to clear blockages in arteries leading to the heart within 90 minutes, which is the national standard. Treating patients within that window is the goal of every hospital in America.

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.