This Year’s Heart Sisters Posts
- The Sitting-Rising Test: what’s your score?
- Should you bring that list of questions to your doctor?
- 85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack
- When we judge the poor the way we judge the chronically ill
- Heart disease is a sitting disease (excerpt from Dr. James Beckerman’s book Heart to Start)
- Were you “born to walk”? (a second excerpt from this book)
- “It’s no hobby. It is a vital service.”
- “I rang the bell again. No one came.”
- Patient bloggers at health conferences: ‘real’ journalists?
- Do we need to change the name of cardiac rehab?
- Post-Traumatic Growth: how a crisis makes life better – or not
- Yet another cardiac risk calculator? My response in the British Medical Journal
- When you have a family history of heart disease
- Are you a heart attack waiting to happen?
- The surprising reasons heart patients don’t go to cardiac rehab
- Living with heart disease – and your whole family
- My guest column in Stanford School of Medicine’s ‘Scope’
- Slow-onset heart attack: the trickster that fools us
- “I’m just not a pill person” – and other annoying excuses
- “It’s not your heart. It’s just _____” (insert misdiagnosis)
- “It’s a girl!!”
- Do you fear change? Then don’t have a heart attack
- When babies with congenital heart defects grow up
- Heart attack explained in 10 easy minutes
- When you know more than your doctors about your diagnosis
- Your Heart, Your Health: two hours in one fantastic picture
- Kindness in health care: missing in action?
- Non-inspirational advice for heart patients
- As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough . . .
- Deprescribing: fewer drugs, better health outcomes?
- When you’re the adult child of a heart patient
- Do you want the truth, or do you want “Fine, thank you”?
- A blogging challenge: 15 random facts about me
- The loss of ‘self’ in chronic illness is what really hurts
- Which patients does the “patient voice” represent?
- When a serious diagnosis makes you feel mad as hell
- A letter to my pre-heart attack self
- No, really – patient education that’s actually useful!
- I don’t want to talk about it…
- Oneupmanship: you think YOU have pain?
- Exhaustion: the ‘leaky emotion’ of chronic illness
- Most common heart attack signs in men and women
- Mandatory reporting of diagnostic errors: “Not the right time?”
- Invisible Illness Week – seeing what others can’t see
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