Heart Sisters Posts From The Past
Heart attack? Who, me? Couldn’t be!
Five shocking truths about your heart
The ‘bikini approach’ to women’s health research
Is chocolate good for women’s heart health?
‘Knowing & Going’ – act fast when heart attack symptoms hit
20 things women don’t know about FAT
Misdiagnosis in women’s heart attacks
If the fat won’t kill you, the salt will
“You look great!” – and other things you shouldn’t say to heart patients
Women fatally unaware of heart attack symptoms
‘Time equals muscle’ for women’s heart attacks
Are you a priority in your own life?
Women & heart disease: obesity is contagious
Heart attack – or an attack of heartburn?
Is alcohol unsafe for all women?
Do low iron stores protect women against heart disease?
Women’s heart disease and chronic stress
Flossing, brushing and heart disease
Mediterranean Diet – it’s all Greek to me
Meet the 2009 ‘Women’s Health Heroes‘
Poor marriage = poor heart health for women
My cardiologist: “the devil himself”
Depressing news about depression and women’s heart disease
Health information online: how to tell the trash from the truth
The pain of angina comes in four flavours
If Disney ran your hospital: what would Mickey & Minnie do?
Sleep problems can mean heart problems for women
Female cardiologists chat about heart disease
Food trends: why we eat the way we do
An open letter to all hospital employees
Can exercise trigger a heart attack?
Heart-healthy living – on a budget
Women’s angina pain can be both physical and emotional
Women’s waist size predictive of heart disease
My favourite heart-healthy recipe
Even heart patients can learn to be optimists
Forget Type A:women’s heart disease risk higher for Type D personalities
Deep thoughts about death and heart disease
Get over yourself: how to stop boring others with your heart attack story
A letter from your heart disease
“But you don’t look sick . . . ”
What overweight women may have in common with drug addicts
When you’re having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
Don’t eat any food you’ve ever seen advertised
Wanted: volunteers to eat chocolate every day for U.K. study
Tai chi for women’s heart health
Cardiovascular ‘shadow diseases’ – two ailments for the price of one
Young, pregnant – and a deadly heart condition
My favourite recipe for heart-healthy chocolate fudge brownies
Innocence lost: my life after a heart attack
Body fat: brown, white, visceral, belly, butt
A kindergarten kid’s guide to heart disease
Heart healthy eating advice from Uganda
My favourite recipe for Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad
Doctors on the take: how to read the fine print in cardiac research studies
Is sudden cardiac arrest the same as a heart attack?
Five surprising myths about excess weight
Women’s cardiac care: is it gender difference or gender bias?
Enter this heart healthy recipe makeover contest
Why you should not ask: “How are you doing?”
How optimism can help your heart health
Is family stress hurting your heart?
Medical journalism watchdog slams cardiac ‘polypill’ news hype
How does it really feel to have a heart attack? Women survivors tell their stories
Why are heart patients who smoke going home from hospital still smoking?
Chocolate-covered bacon, and other ways to alter your brain chemistry
Bypassing bypass surgery by growing new arteries
What doctors really think about ‘Medical Googlers’
Medical ghostwriting scandal: doctors paid to sign their names to drug company lies
Finally! Scientists describe what really causes women’s heart attacks!
De-junk your kitchen to start heart-healthy eating
Are ‘goodism’ and self-sacrifice linked to women’s heart disease?
Cardiologist’s plan: “Fat people need not apply for Cleveland Clinic jobs”
Not just for soldiers anymore: Post Taumatic Stress after a heart attack
Terrified of tofu? Enjoy these non-meat alternatives you’ll love
Why you should have your heart attack in Canada
Biology or bias? Women twice as likely to die after heart attack than men
What if everybody told the truth about medical ghostwriting?
Peripheral Artery Disease: women under-diagnosed
Heart Attack Grill: Over 350 lbs? Eat free!
A tale of two women: how we react to a heart attack diagnosis
Free Heart-Healthy Weight Plan wants you for 12 weeks to change habits
New site launched: “The Ethical Nag: Marketing Ethics for the Easily Swayed
Cardiologist’s Response: Should I Take a Heart-Formulated Vitamin Supplement?
Are Chubby Thighs Good for Heart Health?
When I’m 64: aging and women’s heart disease
How that ache can signal undiagnosed depression
Three-quarters of unused drugs are tossed out or flushed
Why wouldn’t you call 911 when heart attack symptoms strike?
Visit the Medpedia Heart Disease Community
The fall of home cooking and the rise of heart disease
More women die of heart disease each year than men
“Wouldn’t I Be Silly To Make It Myself?”
Doctors should start screening teenagers for heart disease risk factors
Artery-clogging trans fat banned in BC restaurants today
Top 10 hazardous foods you’ll never find in my kitchen
Top 10 hazardous foods you won’t find in my kitchen
One-minute quiz: women at risk for heart disease
What other diagnosis doubles your risk of heart attack?
How heart patients can avoid food poisoning by avoiding these foods entirely
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