Identifying Congestive Heart Failure

By Tim Beery
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It has been reported that former first lady Nancy Reagan died this week at the age of 94. Her stated cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library.Read more for ways to identify congestive heart failure.

Three things you can do to avoid heart disease

By John D Day MD
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As a cardiologist at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, I get the great pleasure of having people come up to me all the time and ask me what they can do to “protect their hearts." For example, I was at a social function yesterday and someone asked me, “What can I do so that I never have to see you in your office?” I absolutely love it when people ask me this type of a question as it shows their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.​

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. 

Your heart is a muscle - Exercise it

By Meagan Kline
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The heart is a muscle just like our biceps and quadriceps.  We need to exercise these muscles daily to stay healthy and strong.  So, what is the difference?  How do we keep our hearts healthy?​​ Learn how many minutes of cardio exercise you need each week, and what level of intensity you should shoot for.

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.

Principal organizes Wacky Walk-a-thon to inspire others

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When Sally Sansom at East Midvale Elementary learned she would be part of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, she found ways to implement activity into already planned events. She added a Dr. Seuss-themed Wacky Walk-a-thon to her school's Read-a-thon and the results are very entertaining. Take a look.​