Month: June 2018

See a BIG Heart — And Get Lots of Help Keeping Yours Healthy — at 2018 Community Heart Fair

The audience was invited to Heartbeat in 2018 – Intermountain’s Medical Center Heart Institute at the Community Hearing Fair – Saturday, February 3rd at 9:00 to 13:00. at Intermountain Medical Center at Murray.

Heartbeat 2018 is the greatest heart attack in the Intermountain West, and offers the community the opportunity to learn more about her heartache by responding to one of the best cardiologist experts. The entry is free (and cholesterol checking is only $ 8).

Why does the heart sound healthy?

Her disease is the first cause of death in the United States for men and women.
Cardiologist freedom achieves more quality of life than any form of cancer.
The coronary artery is the general type of heart disease, which is almost totaling 380,000 people.
In the USA, every heart invites every 34 seconds.
Every 60 seconds, a person in the US will die of events with heart disease.

One of the first features of the show is MEGA Heart Infusion, the largest portable translucent heart of the world. MEGA Heart offers a high level of interactive education that promotes the awareness of the first American gateway: heart disease.

You can go to the human heart, learn about cardiological challenges, observed examples of different types of heart diseases, and look at some of the latest medical treatments for heart problems. The MEGA heart is about 13 feet and 15 meters long is 26 meters long.

In this case you can find out about cardiovascular disease, endocarditis and ventricular septal defect, mitral ventricular prolapse and thrombus. External knowledge of heart attacks, coronary arteries, coronary arteries and coronary esters.

“This is a good chance that people get a first reminder when they are heart disease,” says Donald Lappe, Doctor of Cardiology, at the Intermountain Medical Institute Heart Center. “We invite everyone to benefit from these free forecasts and improve the healthcare facility.”

Other activities and events at Heart Fair:

Enter an estimate for the risk of heart disease. Depending on the results and the risk factors, you can apply for the eagle on the Community Heart Fair.
Cholesterol and lipid esters. New Year’s Eve: Cholesterol and Lipid Testing is for all adults at a reduced price of $ 8 for cash, credit cards and checks. Matkritt.

Fun for kids. Bring your kids to the fun zone, after being designed with new activities and more space. Look through a microscope at the heart of a play and play a life game. The children can also visit the Murray City Fire Wreck and Emergency Chase in a good look at the Intermountain Life Flight Helicopter (when reproduced).

Free Family Media. Bring your whole family and a photo for free photo on our Photo Room.

Heart of a good tavern. Learn how to save a simple and deliberate heartbeat at Intermountain Healthcare Chef demonstrations.

Smart apps for smartphone. Stick on your smartphone? Give your handheld to work in the heart by using our course on healthy apps. We help you download and start with the best of them.

Deep Deep. Do you know what a valve holds? Do you understand the core of electrical system? Deep diving with one of our clinics and know your heart.

Petterapi. Relax in a mutation with their team support animal treatment and their careers more from intermountain therapy animals.

CPR – demonstration. Do you know how to save a life? Get to know the latest techniques at this stage of CPR, and be prepared to take care of emergency situations at home or community.

Intermountain Medical Institute Heart Center is one of the main characters of the city’s shopping malls, and more than a dozen dose of specialties known as the heart of a specialist, including artificial heart / mechanical support, fraud arrhythmias, heart failure, structural heart disease and heart surgery.

Community as a Heart

Twenty-five years have passed since my friend, mentor and intellectual partner Fred Newman made what I think is one of the most significant statements about community I’ve ever heard. It was a cold November evening in 1990 and Fred was speaking to a hundred or so New Yorkers gathered in a high school auditorium. He dubbed his remarks, “Community as a Heart in a Havenless World”—sharing with the audience that this title was a twist on a scholarly article he had read called, “The Family as a Haven in a Heartless World.” He didn’t agree with the writer (sociologist Christopher Lasch) and told us why:

“There is no haven, no place to hide. There is no escaping the cruelty, the pain, the torture. Many people try. They turn to families, to intellectual endeavor, to relationships, to drugs, to crime, people look to politics, people look everywhere to find a haven. But there is, in my opinion, no haven.”

Fred continued:

“I want to talk about community not as a haven, not as a place where we can go and hide, but as an active principle, as a human, passionate, living environment which has the capacity to nourish those of us who are committed to engaging the cruelty of a havenless world.”

Off and on over the years, these words come to me. Especially during such intense times of cruelty, pain and torture as now. Just as the passionate living environment that is community does, they nourish and help ground me in the sadness and the hopefulness of our havenless world.

A written version of this talk (with audience discussion) appears in Newman’s 1991 book The Myth of Psychology.

Lasch’s article, “The Family as a Haven in a Heartless World,” appeared in the journal Salmagundi in 1976 and was incorporated a year later in his book, Haven in a Heartless World.

Your Corner of the World

With all of the pressing needs and complex issues in our society, life can seem overwhelming. The power of one seems diminished when looking into the eye of poverty, dementia, cancer, autism, war, and social injustice just to name a few.

I remember when staying at a bed and breakfast, very pregnant with my 4th child, Howard and I found ourselves engaged in a conversation with an older couple. I was sharing my story about Gentry. The woman, obviously in pain, stopped me abruptly to say that, “everyone has a story”. In sharing mine, I was not meaning to minimize hers. Truly each of our lives could be projected onto a big screen to a captive audience. It is up to us to share our stories so that, when the fight of our lives comes, we can wrestle with the pain and squeeze the nectar from the struggle. I believe pain has something to teach. I also believe pain is what connects humanity. Pain reminds us that it is no respecter of persons. How we respond to it drastically changes us, for better or worse.

How does this change occur? What is one single person to do? I find peace when I look at my corner of the world: my family, then my community. There is plenty of work to do right there and this small corner seems manageable, even impactful. I would encourage everyone to look at what life has administered to them…what challenge it has brought. Each of us will have a unique opportunity to grow introduced to us at some point in life. Recognize that your situation is not unique to you: you are not alone. Find your community, join hands, then forces. Together change is possible.

A dear friend sent me a quote by CS Lewis this week that is so simple yet so true:

“We can ignore pleasure. But pain insists being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

I could not agree more. Pain is a megaphone. The question is, will if deafen and defeat you or instruct and guide you? Let pain change (not define) you then use that change and clean up your corner of the world.


Next month’s Beach Culture World Championships is expected to open brand new doors for Silver Sands and communities like it around Barbados. So says organiser, Brian ‘de Action Man’ Talma.

With this year’s championship and Waterman Festival slated for May 31st to June 5th, and expected to attract competition form all across the globe in windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddle and surfing, the Silver Sands area, headed by Talma, is banking heavily on organic tourism in a bid to promote the community, as they seek to make it a more safe and healthy place to live and visit for locals and tourists alike.

Speaking during this past week’s media launch for the championships, Talma explained that it was his aim to create the most prosperous sports and culture-oriented community on the island using organic tourism, a concept he had created and was bearing fruit at home and abroad.

Noting that he hoped to spread to similar communities such as Sandy Beach and Bathsheba, Talma said that the idea was to create a strong beach culture across the island and involve young persons to be a part of economic process that should follow the model.

“Twenty years ago ,I said that beach culture would be the number-one when it comes to image base and sport, and I believe we are going in that direction. The only part I am disappointed about is the local communities in these surf-breaks are not part of the equation,” he said.

Drawing reference to seven-time windsurfing champion, Carlito Spunti, who hails from a small fishing village in Italy, Talma said that the children from local communities could also go all the way, as they were the driving force behind community tourism.

“I want to show the kids from the Silver Sands community and the broader communities like Sandy Beach and Bathsheba that there is prosperity and job opportunities for all people of Barbados,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, Dr. Kerry Hall, was also present at the launch, and said that initiative was one that resonated with the mandate of her organisation.

“This falls clearly in line with our vision as an organisation, as we seek to create a more sustainable tourism industry. And we know a sustainable tourism industry is one that speaks to the involvement and the engagement of the Barbadian people, and we really admire Brian’s vision, in terms of what he has done here in Silver Sands, how he has involved and engaged the people, and we know that once we do that, the Barbadian people and the community will protect and nurture the tourism industry,” she said.

Going on to stress the importance of reciprocity between the island and its visitors, Dr. Hall said that this model lent to a natural balance of give and take.

“It is not a matter of just holding an event in a community where people come in, they take advantage of the natural assets of that event and then they leave. It is about ensuring that the community is involved, that the community benefits, that our visitors and the members of our community can interact.

“We talk about tourism mostly in economic terms, in terms of foreign exchange and, yes, that is very important. But also, a very important component of tourism is the social aspect of tourism, which promotes friendships, bonding, understanding, learning amongst the citizens of the world, and that’s what happens up here every single day,” she said.̇

Walk! It Is Good for Your Heart

Walking is an intrinsic human function that serves many roles. First of all, it helps clear the mind, pace the thoughts and calm us down. Second, it is a great exercise that helps tone the legs, shed extra weight, improve lung ventilation and overall health. It is also a great way to reduce the risk of heart disease. It temporarily quickens the heart rate, increasing blood circulation through the body and bringing more oxygen to other organs. At the same time, walking increases the lungs’ ability to take in oxygen from the air, lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Walking can help slow down the aging process and it works no matter what age you get started. It is low impact, requires no special equipment or skills and can be done at any time of the day and at your own pace. Moreover, you can walk without worrying about the risks usually associated with some vigorous forms of exercise.

When we walk, we carry our own body weight. It is called weight-bearing exercise and some of its benefits are:

  • Increased heart and lung fitness
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improved management of hypertension, diabetes, muscular and joint stiffness
  • Improved blood lipid profile
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Reduced body fat.

To get overall as well as the heart health benefits, it is necessary to walk at least 30 minutes per day as briskly as possible. Briskly means that you can still talk, but can be slightly puffing. It doesn’t even have to be non-stop; three ten-minute walks a day will work as efficiently too. You will help lower blood pressure and strengthen the heart just by walking regularly. Therefore, try to make walking your daily routine by:

  • Taking the stairs and avoiding elevator
  • Getting off public transport one or two stops earlier and walking to the final destination (home or work)
  • Walking, not driving, to the local shops
  • Walking your children to school
  • Parking your car further from your destination.

As it has been mentioned, regular walking triggers anti-aging processes and also helps repair old DNA. In order to stay motivated, walk with friends or co-workers at lunch, walk your or your neighbor’s dog, join a walking club, use a pedometer or your phone app to measure the number of steps made per day and start increasing it gradually. It is recommended to start off with 2, 000 steps and work toward the 5, 000-step goal. Once you’ve met the desired goal, you may just want to maintain your fitness level or set a goal of 10, 000 steps. Remember, even a little walking is good, but more is better.

However, put your safety first. If the weather is harsh and the streets are slippery, you’d better walk in a mall, down long hallways or on the stairs.


5 Surprising Causes of Heart Disease

Heart disease is known as a silent killer. Most of the time its strikes unexpectedly or is detected at deadly stages. However, early discovery is the key. Besides the obvious causes of heart disease, there are additional factors you should watch out for. Here are 5 surprising causes of heart disease and how to prevent it.

Loneliness. While this sound like a cliché, there is an actual truth to it. Based on studies, the risk of heart diseases can go up at least 30 percent due to depression and loneliness. Unintended Isolation and loneliness can cause undue stress, high blood pressure and depression. When this happens certain brain chemicals also change, causing more damage to your body. It’s important to have a good social support and to distress. Also, if you feel the onset of depression, its best to immediately seek professional help.

Regular Drinking. Regular alcohol consumption can not only result in addiction and liver illness, but hardening of arteries as well. Cholesterol level can increase as well. A contributing factor in heart disease. It is okay to drink occasionally, and do drink moderately.

Recurrent Flu. If you regularly have the flu, it’s definitely a cause for concern and it is not just the flu itself. Being a viral condition, a person suffering from the flu can have a severely decreased immune system. That’s why a flu often comes with a cough, cold and other illnesses. Unfortunately, a weakened immune system can be prone to heart disease because the virus can get in the heart valves and canals, which in turn will weaken the tissues.

Lack of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important nutrient needed by the body. A lack of the said vitamin has been known to cause heart diseases in some people. The good thing is that vitamin D is easily obtainable from foods like oily fish, green leafy veggies, egg yolks, orange juice and soy milk. You can have yourself checked if the vitamin D deficiency is severe. The doctor will likely provide supplements or vitamin D shots.

Diet Pills. Although maintaining a healthy weight is important, how you do it is significant as well. Diet pills, for instance, can cause more harm than good. Some diet pills have chemicals which can weaken heart muscles and block arteries and lead to heart diseases. Go the safer route: exercise and a good diet. It’s the longer way to lose weight, but it’s still the best. If you really want to take diet pills, consult a doctor. At least a medical practitioner can provide you with an informed choice and sound medical advice.