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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
FEBRUARY 2021 ♥ It’s HEART MONTH!
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
A children’s book about living with an open heart surgery scar
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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?
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
Did you underestimate your cardiac risk?
Heavy menstrual cycles and those anticoagulant drugs you’re taking
Post-COVID handshakes: dread or delight?
Learn or Blame: when mistakes happen in medicine
Why patients don’t have admin assistants
Dear Carolyn: “I couldn’t tell if my pain was ‘normal’. “
2021 Summer Blogging Challenge: Six questions from Nancy about my blog
How I used to describe SCAD. And what I’ve learned since.
“Be alert to both the absence of normal as well as the presence of abnormal”
Women’s misdiagnosed heart attacks: the COVID long-haulers of cardiology
Precarity: the perfect word for our times
Good anxiety: is that even possible?
Walking away vs. trying harder: quitting revisited
The bumpy road of the freshly-diagnosed
Behaviour change: if it’s so ‘easy’, why do so many studies show it won’t last?
“Do I belong here?” Unintended barriers to cardiac rehabilitation
See the archives of all previous HEART SISTERS posts from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020.
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: My book, A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press) reads like the “Best Of. . . “ highlights of over 900 Heart Sisters blog posts. You can find it (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at your favourite bookshop (please support your local independent retailer!) 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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