My Pair of Sneakers and FREE Heart Health Please!

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National Start Walking Day is Wednesday, April 6 and always the first Wednesday in April. The time is now to get moving.  I couldn't think of a better place to start than with a nice walk. Will you walk? Can you get your office motivated to take a walk during lunch? What about a planned walk with your family or loved one after dinner? Perhaps someone you know could use a nice walk. … [Read more...]

A Healthy Place?

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The 2011 County Health Study was just published in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It's certainly very interesting and relatively easy to disseminate the information. The studies were broken down into 3 major categories; Programs and Policies, Health Factors, and Health Outcomes. I encourage you to visit the … [Read more...]

Volunteer Lately?

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In the past 1-½ years I’ve been able to volunteer a lot.  I've worked with several fantastic organizations and each and every project enriched my life. Volunteering is not only a good thing to do for the people who benefit from your involvement but for you as well. Volunteering has made me healthier and empowered me in so many ways. I relax when I give back.  Although some of the projects … [Read more...]

Heart Walk / Heart Run 2011

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It’s that time of year again. The American Heart Association’s Las Vegas Heart Walk is October 15, 2011 at Mountains Edge Exploration Park. This year I’m Co-Chair of all the Community Teams with Laurie Waldron and Co-Captain of Team "Outrunning My Shadow". Last year Team “Outrunning My Shadow” was the #1 Community Teams Fundraiser. There were 160 teams total. This year we want to be #1 … [Read more...]

Trans Fats Kill

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SB230 is coming up for a vote in the Nevada Legislature tomorrow Friday, March 25. The bill prohibits the sale or provision of foods containing Trans Fats at public schools within this State. I’m hoping the advocacy work we’ve done and our testimony tomorrow pays off and the bill gets passed. It will greatly improve the heart health of our children and reduce future medical expenditures … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Heart Walk 2011

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Instructor Keith! Another Way To Give Back

I just received my credential as a BLS Instructor from The American Heart Association. BLS stands for Basic Life Support. Many know it as CPR, AED, Choking, & First Aid Training As a BLS Instructor for the AHA, I can teach new and renewal classes for CPR/AED/Choking/First Aid to Medical Personnel and the General Public throughout the United States. I’ve strongly advocated that more … [Read more...]

The Better The Form, The Better The Results

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When was the last time you filled out a form? Think about when you fill out a medical form, a form for school, an insurance form etc. What happens when we make a mistake on it? It gets lost in the shuffle or it gets put to the bottom of the pile. The bottom line: You don’t get the results in the time frame that you were looking for. At the gym, I’ve noticed more and more people … [Read more...]

“Zoom In and Zoom Out” on Food Labels

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With National Nutrition Month in full swing it seems like the perfect time to get reacquainted with the Nutrition Facts on food labels. The FDA has a very easy to read Food Label fact sheet. Click here for Food Label info from the (USFDA) Food and Drug Administration In recent years I’ve become obsessed with reading food labels. I simply can’t tell you how many items I pick up in a … [Read more...]

Unnecessary Death? Preventable Death?

Probably and Perhaps. Another High School athlete passed away in what appears to be another case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The initial autopsy revealed an enlarged heart. Click Here To Read Full Article What we do know is that a routine screening of this athlete may vary well have shown his enlarged heart and flagged his potential risk of SCA.  An echocardiogram (Sonar) and/or … [Read more...]

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