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States adding bicycle lanes, walking trails into transportation budgets

Several cities and states across the nation are now adding bicycle paths and walking trails to their list of transportation priorities as lifestyles become increasingly sedentary and congested roads need repair.

Pennsylvania joins Colorado and Delaware in changing gears and investing in infrastructure. In September, California boosted state funding for […]

Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual.

The team adopted the manufacturer’s assembly line approach, removing unnecessary or inefficient steps and adjusting others in the hospital’s stroke treatment process.

After streamlining care, 78 […]

Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties– I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s past-time begin as the 2012 MLB post season kicks off today!

I come from a family of baseball fanatics. The kind that […]