Archives for November 2010

I Don’t Have Cancer!

I went in for a biopsy on my bladder on November 24. A couple months prior, a lighted scope was done on my bladder and it showed an area that the doctor said needed to be biopsied. The biopsy had to be completed in a hospital. When the doctor said that I needed a biopsy during this procedure I had a flashback to when the surgeon told me I needed open-heart surgery to save my life. While … [Read more...]

Much To Be Thankful For – Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving’s a day to give thanks. I give thanks for my continued health and that of my family and friends. I’m thankful for having the most supportive family anyone could ever ask for. I’m thankful for the paths I’ve traveled and the people I’ve met this year that have enriched my life.  I've met some very strong people. I give thanks to the troops and veterans who serve and served … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dinner — What’s on your sidelines?

Name One Heart Healthy Food dish that will be on your Thanksgiving dinner menu. … [Read more...]

We Can Handle It

Are you feeling a little stressed? Are the upcoming holidays, family worries, or work piling up on with other obligations? Managing and controlling stress is an important element in our overall health. There’re many tips to relieve stress but, in my opinion, the top two are getting regular physical exercise and eating heart healthy. Get up and take a walk. Climb some stairs. Take some … [Read more...]

Mended Hearts – Speaking Presentation

I’ll be presenting and sharing my journey to the Las Vegas Chapter of Mended Hearts. This presentation will be at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 20, 2010. I’m looking forward to presenting to other survivors and their families about healthy lifestyle changes while living with and surviving cardiovascular disease. About Mended Hearts Mended Hearts has been offering … [Read more...]

Sharon Chayra’s Headline – “Nearly all leading women’s health threats preventable”

MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY BY GENDER: Nearly all leading women's health threats preventable - Health - In this article Sharon shares many lifestyle change tips to prevent some of the most common diseases.  The article was geared towards women's health but this article reaches far beyond gender. Feel free to leave a comment:) … [Read more...]

Heart Thoughts

“Did you know that each day the average heart "beats" (expands and contracts) 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood? It pumps blood through approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels and veins etc. That’s enough to circle the earth 2 times. Now that’s reason enough to take care of your heart.” - Keith … [Read more...]

Unwrap The Opportunity

"Remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? Each day he woke up and the day repeated itself. He was given the opportunity to change anything he wanted--for better or for worse. We’re given the same opportunity. Yesterday’s gone. Today we can make a positive impact in our lives or someone else's life regardless of what we did yesterday. When your alarm clock goes off tomorrow, make it … [Read more...]

Success Story – Amanda Anzaldua-Mansour, “I Have So Much To Live For!”

Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? HI.... My name is Amanda. I'm 30 years old and my success is surviving multiple heart conditions and many heart surgeries:( But I am here to tell u about it all:) The factors that led me to change my life.... I have to keep myself heart healthy for my kids and my hubby.... It’s hard but I manage and I most of all do it for me:). … [Read more...] Releases State By State Obesity Rates-2010

Calorie Lab releases its data for the most obese states. There are a few changes to the rankings but there's no doubt an epidemic exists. Mississippi and Colorado each hold one end of the belt stretching around these alarming statistics. Click on the link to see where your state ranks. "CalorieLab computed the fattest state rankings for this year based on the Behavioral … [Read more...]

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