Busy Utah Mom Sets Sights on Better Heart Health

By Jason M Carlton

Heather Lee is one of 15 busy Utah moms competing to be more fit and healthy at the end of 100 days. Less than two weeks into the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition, she has already put her feet to the pavement and run her first 5k in more than four years. Read what she has to say about embarking on the road to better health. 

I am Healthier than I Have Been in Years

By Jason M Carlton

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.

Heart Failure and the Intermountain Transplant Program

By Jen Nixon
PBS 20Special

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.​

Recipe: Banana Bran Muffins

By Kary Woodruff
Banana Bran Muffins WEB

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. ​

Firefighter outlines heart goals for the next 100 days

By Jason M Carlton

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.

Heart-healthy Recipe: Mexican Tortilla Soup

By Kary Woodruff

Finding the right recipe is vital to healthy eating, because eating healthy shouldn't mean eating bland foods and "cardboard." Here is a great recipe I found from the Barefoot Contessa that I would like to share this week as part of the My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. If you like Mexican food, you won't want to pass this recipe up!