Get to know your heart

The heart is a miraculous muscle. It does more work than any other muscle in your body, continuing a steady beat as it pumps blood to all of your organs, minute after minute, day after day. But how much do you really know about your heart?

In celebration of American Heart Month, the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center wants to help you get to know your heart by sharing 13 interesting and perhaps surprising facts …



Frankel-informal-vertical-sigThe University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is a top-ranked heart and heart surgery program among Michigan hospitals. To learn more, visit our website at

Celebrating Our Veterans

U-M Nurse Renee Prince was born to serve her country

Renee with her troop

Renee Prince (behind and to the immediate right of the flag holder) with members of the U.S. Army’s 948th surgical team.

Renee Prince wasn’t sure what path she wanted to pursue after high school, but helping people was high on her list. While her friends were busy senior year deciding which college to attend, Renee was trying to figure out what direction her future should take. As fate would have it, a United States Army recruiter visited her St. Clair Shores high school that year, and she was certain she had found her calling.

“At that point,” Renee says, “I realized I wanted to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve.” Continue reading