Heart Sisters Posts From The Past
When are cardiologists going to start talking about depression?
Heart disease: women’s #1 cause of untimely death
Tell me a (heart attack) story
“Live a healthy life, then die quickly at 90″
Heart palpitations: what do they mean?
The myth of the menopause link
FEBRUARY 2013 – HEART MONTH!
From heart-sick to heart-smart
“She’s a fighter!” and other metaphors in medicine
Living with the “burden of treatment”
Bereavement Eating: does grief cause carb cravings?
Empathy 101: how to sound like you give a damn
Why “NO” is a complete sentence
Is it the flu or the common cold?
Have you ever been in Cahoots?
Just not listening – or “narrative incompetence”?
What your cardiologist (should have) learned last month
When routine tasks trigger heart symptoms
What if hospital staff could read our minds?
Patient engagement? How about doctor engagement?
‘Healthy Privilege’ – when you just can’t imagine being sick
Yentl Syndrome: cardiology’s gender gap is alive and well
When doctors use words that hurt
When heart patients meet the Black Swan
Emotional intelligence in health care relationships
When survivors feel depressed instead of lucky
Happy 5th Heart-iversary to me!
Happy Nurses Week! A look back at nurses in 1950
Why I’m nothing like – yet just like – my mother
News flash: care improves when doctors consider the whole person
Dr. Barbara Keddy: “I was pitifully ignorant about heart disease”
There is no “Fair Fairy” in life
Things change – just more slowly than we’d like
One Grain More! Les Miz meets gluten-free
Two years spent connected to her “heart lifeline”
“To just be a person, and not a patient anymore”
Looking for meaning in a meaningless diagnosis
A “crazy-making vicious cycle of stress and discontent”
Why does your arm hurt during a heart attack?
When you live with a serious illness – and a bad marriage
Why aren’t you wearing your medical I.D?
Why I decided to start loving my grey hair
Diagnosed with what? Brugada Syndrome?!
A cardiologist’s advice on how to use this “wonder drug”’
Unconscious bias: why women don’t get the same care men do
Discover. Join. Leave. The life cycle of online patient groups (1st of 3-part series)
30 little things about my invisible illness you may not know
Online patient groups: why so under-used? (2nd of 3-part series)
What really goes on in your friendly online patient group (3rd of 3-part series)
Medical jargon: do you need a translator?
A NOT-To-Do List for the chronically ill
The weirdness of Post-Heart Attack Stun
What heart patients want ICD makers to know
When patients are seen as “The Enemy”
Let’s make our day harder – not easier!
EECP therapy – and wearing fun socks
“I went from the driver’s seat of my life to the trunk”
“I’m getting old – but I’m not old yet”
Women, controversial statin guidelines, and common sense
Don’t touch those magazines in the waiting room
“We are all patients.” No, you’re not.
When chest pain is “just” costochondritis
A year in review: Top 10 Heart Sisters posts from 2013
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