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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Jul 3, 2014

Watch the Sodium When Preparing for Holiday Picnics


Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and potato salad. Those are the fixings for a fantastic Fourth of July picnic. The problem is this menu can be loaded with sodium, which is bad for your health, especially if you have heart disease.  Vivien Williams and photographer Andy Shilts talk with Mayo Clinic cardiologist Stephen Kopecky, M.D., about enjoying holiday food without consuming too much sodium. [TRT 1:52]

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Read script: Picnic Problems High Sodium

(This report originally aired July 3, 2013)


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