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
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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