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Is it enough to have “enough” women in cardiac studies?
A professor’s take on women’s heart disease
Post-stent chest pain
Four ways we use online info to make healthcare decisions
FEBRUARY 2020 ♥ It’s HEART MONTH!
Fun factoids about peppers, pigs and your heart
Cognitive dread: the painful uncertainty of waiting
Coronary stents: interventions that come with a cost
Stents vs. bypass surgery vs. TRUST
Signals, noise, context – and your doctor’s brain
Is it finally time to change the name ‘heart FAILURE’?
“Let’s all be palm trees together” in facing COVID-19
COVID-19: Can facts help to minimize fears?
Scary times: living with (but not IN) fear (COVID-19)
COVID-19 It’s okay not to feel “normal”
COVID-19 Empty beds: when heart patients are afraid to seek helps
COVID-19 When this is over, will it be “over”?
COVID-19 Unlikely companions: grief and gratitude
COVID-19 Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Dear Carolyn: “I went into labour during my heart attack”
COVID-19 The real reason we’re so tired of Zoom calls
COVID-19 The uncertainty of hitting that pandemic wall
Does COVID-19 cause carb cravings (or is it just me?)
“Crowds lead to more COVID-19 cases, but so will unabated racism”
When cancer treatment damages your heart
Does our narrative identity get better with age?
You can’t pace yourself – unless you plan to pace
How to tell if you’re as indispensable as you think
“Stay home if you feel sick!” – and why we don’t do that
Eight questions from Nancy Stordahl about my blog
A patient, a caregiver and a doctor walk into a bar…
COVID-19 Productive uncertainty: beyond the sourdough
Post-heart attack: why we feel worse before we feel better
How kids cope when a parent has a heart attack
“The doctors want my symptoms but not my stories”
Is the practice of medicine making doctors sick?
The sudden death of an ex-husband
Being of sound mind: it’s time to update your will
Who will speak for you when you can’t?
Women’s heart disease: an awareness campaign fail?
The “handlebar gripping” cardiac symptom
How long does it take to heal from open heart surgery?
“Don’t lift anything heavier than a fork”: really bad advice after heart surgery
See the archives of all previous HEART SISTERS posts from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019.
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: My book A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) is based on my 800+ Heart Sisters blog articles. You can order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at your favourite bookship, or at Amazon. If you order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN), you can save 20% off the list price.
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