Heart Sisters Posts From The Past
- How to stare down that plate of chocolate chip cookies
- Misdiagnosis: the perils of “unwarranted certainty”
- Take your pick: carrots, eggs or coffee beans?
- Could heart disease have its roots in your mother’s womb?
- Homicide in the E.R. – the tragic case of Beatrice Vance
- If I’d had my heart attack decades ago . . .
- Listen up, ladies: 16 things I’ve been meaning to tell you
- Your heart health: “Make time now, so you can have time later!”
- Women live longer – but not healthier – lives than men
- Why don’t patients listen to doctors’ heart-healthy advice?
- Why feel helpless about your coronary artery disease?
- Six Rules for navigating your next doctor’s appointment
- When your mother dies
- How our girlfriends can help us get through the toughest times
- A zebra among horses
- Bereavement eating: does grief cause carb cravings?
- Squishing, burning and implanting your heart troubles away
- Too embarrassed to call 911 during a heart attack?
- Would it kill you to treat your patients with respect?
- Coronary Microvascular Disease: a “trash basket” diagnosis
- The unforgettable diagnosis: “You’re having a heart attack!”
- How a heart attack turned me into an “information flâneuse”
- Coping with your partner’s ICD and heart disease
- “Smile, Though Your Heart is Aching” – is fake smiling unhealthy?
- A second opinion from Dr. Google
- Why you’ll listen to me – but not to your doctor
- Heart disease within “the comfort of denial”
- What’s the single biggest health threat women face?
- How runaway stress hurts your heart – and your brain
- Are you reading this sitting down? Don’t!
- Taking aspirin at first sign of heart attack: good or bad advice?
- Former BMJ editor: “Doctors are not interested in health”
- A poem for heart attack survivors
- A motherless Mother’s Day
- Those curious cardiac enzymes
- Khan Academy’s crash course on heart disease
- Did you really need that coronary stent?
- 11 fascinating facts about your heart
- Why aren’t more doctors like Dr. Bernard Lown?
- A heart patient’s positive attitude: a “crazy, crazy idea”?
- Jenni’s wise advice for your next hospital stay
- Reliable health info from the ‘medically unqualified’?
- Where’s the “survivorship” model for heart patients?
- “Welcome to Holland!”
- Avoiding avoidable care
- Should you eat that bacon?
- My debut on the national news
- A wife’s heart disease teaches her husband a big lesson
- What sudden cardiac arrest looks like
- No such thing as a “small” heart attack
- How life’s worst tragedies turn into great speech material
- Three types of heart happiness defined
- How working – and not working – affects heart disease risk
- A PhD from the U of Mom
- When being married makes being sick worse
- Finding the funny when the diagnosis isn’t
- Misdiagnosed: women’s coronary microvascular and spasm pain
- How hot weather hurts our hearts
- ICD warning: defective ‘Riata’ defibrillator leads recalled
- How women can tell if they are heading for a heart attack
- Why doctors shouldn’t call it the “waiting” room
- “School’s in!” every day for heart patients
- 30 little things about my invisible illness you may not know
- My lowly beginnings as an empowered patient
- “Is my bra too tight?” – a poem for heart patients
- A heart film to watch before “Pinktober” arrives
- World Heart Day: focus on women and children
- Doctors who aren’t afraid of “Medical Googlers”
- A rock drummer’s take on atrial fibrillation
- When the elephant in the room has no smartphone
- Get off that couch and “walk the heart walk”
- Six steps to stop emotional eating
- On being a (former) runner
- Learning to love your heart bypass scar
- Looking good for your doctor’s appointment: oui ou non?
- Three women, one heart attack and a sound asleep husband
- How can we get heart patients past the E.R. gatekeepers?
- A doctor’s perspective: 10 worst hospital design features
- How world-class health care works – or not
- How do patients know if their docs “will never be good”?
- 10 things I didn’t know about angioplasty until I read this book
- Making heart-healthy decisions: are you on autopilot?
- Why don’t patients take their meds as prescribed?
- 25 tips to manage the crushing fatigue of heart disease
- Live to 100? No thanks!
- The Christmas truce – 1914
- If December 25th is your birthday . . .
- A year in review: top 10 Heart Sisters posts for 2012
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