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Research Intern Blog: Week 6: “Testing, Testing…”

Testing, testing… can you hear me? Wait – not that kind of test! This week, we learned about the kinds of lab and imaging tests that are necessary for physicians to diagnose their patients! In our six weeks at MHIF, we’ve viewed hundreds of imaging scans and seen...

How yoga can impact your mind and your heart

By Kristen Werner, Population Health Intern Yoga is an ancient practice that is designed to bring balance to a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Over the past decade, yoga has grown increasingly popular in Western culture and is viewed as...

Research Intern Blog: Week 5: Medtronic and More

We are almost halfway done with our internship at MHIF, but still have many observations to attend and plenty of research to finish! This past week was shorter than usual due to the July 4th holiday and a special all-day field trip to the Medtronic Physiologic...

Why are life-saving ICDs so underused?

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) Research Cardiologist Dr. Robert Hauser recently published an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) regarding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and their potential to prevent...

FDA bans artificial trans fats

By Joy Hayes, registered dietitian and health coach The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took action that is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of heart attacks each year.  After reviewing the scientific evidence, the FDA ...