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Research Intern Blog: Week Eleven

With only one more week to go, this is crunch time. We’re busy finishing up presentations, posters, abstracts and manuscripts as we wrap up our progress here this summer. Almost every intern is preparing an abstract or more to be submitted to a national scientific...

Research Intern Blog: Week Ten

With a little more than two more weeks left in the summer, interns are making a final push to get data together, statistics analyzed and presentations made. This week also featured a bonus field trip to Tendyne, a biomedical device company specializing in...

Helping congestive heart failure patients avoid rehospitalization

When fluid builds up in the lungs of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), medical intervention is often needed. But by the time symptoms such as shortness of breath or increased fatigue are present, patients may need to be rehospitalized. Not only is...

Get more sleep for your heart and health

Sufficient sleep has long been associated with good health, but, in recent years, researchers have drawn a correlation between sleep and heart health. In one study, researchers found a possible direct link between lack of sleep and calcium buildup in the arteries,...

Research Intern Blog: Week Nine

Time flew fast this summer, and with our internship 75 percent over, we’re hard at work finishing up data collecting, preparing preliminary tables for data analysis, and working on our abstract write-ups, poster presentations, and final oral presentations. The interns...

Janell Weber: best shape, best option

As a physical therapist, Janell Weber has always been health-minded. So after she was first diagnosed with a heart murmur in the 1980s, she diligently monitored her heart health – getting testing every four years, and then every two. She knew that she would eventually...

Research Intern Blog: Week Eight

This was certainly a week to remember! Week eight was filled with memorable observations, significant strides in research and a very special field trip to Boston Scientific. We now have less than a third of the summer left, which definitely came up on us faster than...

Research Intern Blog: Week Seven

With Week Seven complete, the interns are more than halfway done with their internships. There is just over a month until our final presentations, as well as a poster session for MHIF faculty, our physician mentors and our peers. The interns are continuing to have...

Research Intern Blog: Week Six

We have finished week six of our internship, and it is hard to believe that we are halfway done through this tremendous summer. Interns have been busy collecting data – some of whom have submitted preliminary data for analysis – as well as doing regular...

Research Intern Blog: Week Five

Week Five has finished, and we are on our way to completing half of our internship. This week, interns continued to work on research projects while visiting the clinic for observations, they also had a wonderful opportunity to visit Medtronic and engage in a variety...