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2021 posts


Most-read Heart Sisters posts from a crazy year

Why you must stop saying “Well, at least. . .”

Saying the word “misdiagnosis” is not doctor-bashing

Cardiac research and the mystery of the missing facts


The weirdest stuff I’ve learned about women’s heart disease

Women’s heart disease: wrong symptoms, wrong words or wrong diagnostic tools?

Bereavement eating:  does grief cause carb cravings?

Heart disease: decades in the making

MARCH 2021

A children’s book about living with an open heart surgery scar

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APRIL 2021
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MAY 2021

When heart disease wears a smile

When we expect to die, but don’t

Heart attack symptoms: what women expect vs. what we get

Change your story, change the storyteller

How could YOU – of all people! – have a heart attack?

JUNE 2021

Panic attack – or heart attack?

Why your own story is not scientific data

A tale of two studies – 268 years apart

This is your heart in hot weather


JULY 2021

Did you underestimate your cardiac risk?

Heavy menstrual cycles and those anticoagulant drugs you’re taking


See the archives of all previous HEART SISTERS posts from 200920102011, 20122013, 2014, 2015,  2016,  20172018, 2019, or 2020.

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