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Connecting to Transform Communities: Day Two Recap

Richard Jackson, MD, began day two of the Connecting to Transform Communities Conference with a unique metaphor: stating that the environment is the “hardware” upon which everything else runs. So, when a community isn’t designed for or doesn’t promote physical...

Connecting to Transform Communities: Day One Recap

On Monday, November 16, the 2015 Connecting to Transform Communities Conference kicked off with a motivating and compelling keynote presentation from Zubin Damania, MD. Dr. Damania’s energetic style brought humor and satire to the vast challenge of transforming our...

About the Connecting to Transform Communities Conference

By Rebecca Lindberg, MPH, RD, Director of Population Health The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF®) has an ambitious vision: creating a world without heart and vascular disease.  To do this successfully means moving beyond the clinic walls to ensure the...

Are you Cardiosmart?

By Gerry Yumul, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and winner of the 2014 “I Am Cardiosmart” contest. Check out his video on the CardioSmart Facebook page! When I submitted my story to the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) “I Am CardioSmart” contest, it...

Petrina Cordes: ice cream and Iceland after valve replacement

Petrina Cordes knew she was at risk for heart disease – she had a heart murmur and was on medication – but believed things to be under control. At nearly 90 years old, she was living alone, gardening, spending time with her family, and walking at least 20...

Eat whole grains for your heart and health

By Derek Hersch, Health Promotion and Grants Specialist   Have you had a serving of whole grains today? If not, you’re missing out! September is whole grains month and there are many ways to celebrate, such as cooking with a new whole grain or sharing your...

Grilling tips for in-season summer produce

By Joy Hayes, registered dietitian and health coach August is the perfect time to enjoy an abundance of in-season produce. There are many locally-grown vegetables and fruits to be found at the grocery store, farmer’s markets and farm stands. You may even have overflow...

The heart of altruism

By Kristen Werner, Population Health Intern “He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” – Confucius Many scholars and researchers have looked at what inspires people to serve others.  A few of the main motivators are enhancing...

Research Intern Blog: Week 8: Above & Beyond the Call of Cardiology

As research interns, we’ve learned about a vast range of cardiology subspecialties in our time at MHIF. But what makes this internship unique is that we are encouraged to speak to our mentors about the overall picture of what it’s like to be a physician, from...