Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Spotlight as World’s Top Researchers Tackle Growing Problem

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Twelve thousand heart experts from around the world are converging this week on San Francisco to learn about best practices in heart rhythm diagnoses and treatments. It’s an important meeting for the two million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation –-the most common heart rhythm disorder.

The Link Between Depression and Your Heart Health: New Study Finds Treating Depression Helps Your Heart

By Steven Tew
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Unlike some illnesses, depression is no respecter of persons, nationality or age.
 
It affects the old and young, the strong and weak, the outgoing and shy, and as more and more people of influence speak out about the severity and reality of mental illness, depression is becoming a major topic throughout the world today.

Are You Shaped More Like a Pear or An Apple? New Study Finds Body Shape May Predict Heart Disease Risk

By Molly Araktingi
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One in three people will have cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, and about a third of them will die from a heart attack or similar malfunction before their heart disease is diagnosed. This is a scary statistic to think about. However, a new study has shown that people who have type one or two diabetes who gain weight in their abdomen, or have an apple-shaped body, could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. 

Recipe: Banana Bran Muffins

By Kary Woodruff
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During the kick off of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, contestants were served a delicious, yet very heart-healthy breakfast. I thought it would be nice to share one of those recipes with everyone, because healthy eating doesn't mean tasteless food. It's all about finding the right recipe, and if you like bananas, this is one recipe you'll probably want to add to your recipe box. ​

Jumping rope is a heart-healthy activity

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When Nikki Ward, principal of St John the Baptist Elementary in Draper, signed on to the My Heart Challenge, she knew she needed to find additional ways to be active. What better way than jumping feet first into her school's jump rope team practice. Watch Nikki as she takes to the jump rope with the Skaggs Skippers to show how fun jumping rope can be.​​​​

Social support is key to success

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If you've ever tried to accomplish a "get healthy" goal, you'll know that it's often met with various road blocks. Getting a solid network of supports to help you along is a proven method to achieving success. At the start of the 2013 My Heart Challenge, our 15 contestants were asked to identify who their biggest supporters are who will help them along the path.​​​