Health beat: Signs of success for the Heart of New Ulm project

0521_HBB_FINAL_STACK_LORES[Star Tribune, August 15, 2014] Denise Leitz says Adrian Peterson almost ended her journey to better health.

When AP dropped a key pass in a Vikings game last fall, Leitz biked from her house in a huff and fell and broke her hand.

Her plan to bike her way to a healthy weight crashed with her. But if the 56-year-old convenience store clerk learned one thing from the Heart of New Ulm — a community project to reduce heart attacks and cardiac deaths in Leitz’ hometown — it is that setbacks aren’t reasons to give up.

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