Three tips to prevent or reverse atrial fibrillation

By John D Day MD
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We are truly witnessing an epidemic in atrial fibrillation (“A-fib”).  In fact, one in four adults in the U.S. now will experience at least one episode of A-fib in their lifetime. Here are three tips I often share with my patients to help prevent or reverse A-fib.​

Tips to Help You Get Through the Wall to Better Health

By Jason M Carlton
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We've all been there. You've dedicated yourself to improving your health and things are going great. Until you hit the proverbial wall that you just can't seem to get through. Maybe it's a weight goal that you just can't reach, or a run that you just can't do fast enough. Some of the My Heart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants share their advice on how to get over the wall and not give up on better health. 

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​

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.​​​​

See a Red Dress, Remember to Protect Your Heart

By Jane Fox, RN, MSN, CCRN
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Across America people can identify the significance of pink ribbons. They know what it means when professional teams sport the color pink. They understand when they shop at the grocery store why their bottled water is covered with large pink ribbons in October. But do the people of America know the significance of a red dress pin?