Heart Sisters Posts From The Past
- When are cardiologists going to start talking about depression?
- Heart disease: women’s #1 cause of untimely death
- Talking my language
- Tell me a (heart attack) story
- “Live a healthy life, then die quickly at 90″
- Heart palpitations: what do they mean?
- The myth of the menopause link
- From heart-sick to heart-smart
- Are you a mindful eater?
- “She’s a fighter!” and other metaphors in medicine
- Living with the “burden of treatment”
- Bereavement Eating: does grief cause carb cravings?
- Empathy 101: how to sound like you give a damn
- Top 25 treatments for anxiety
- Why “NO” is a complete sentence
- Is it the flu or the common cold?
- It lasts as long as it lasts
- Have you ever been in Cahoots?
- Just not listening – or “narrative incompetence”?
- Stressed: who, me?
- What your cardiologist (should have) learned last month
- When routine tasks trigger heart symptoms
- What if hospital staff could read our minds?
- Patient engagement? How about doctor engagement?
- ‘Healthy Privilege’ – when you just can’t imagine being sick
- Yentl Syndrome: cardiology’s gender gap is alive and well
- When doctors use words that hurt
- When heart patients meet the Black Swan
- Emotional intelligence in health care relationships
- When survivors feel depressed instead of lucky
- Happy 5th Heart-iversary to me!
- Happy Nurses Week! A look back at nurses in 1950
- Why I’m nothing like – yet just like – my mother
- News flash: care improves when doctors consider the whole person
- Design a beautiful day today
- Dr. Barbara Keddy: “I was pitifully ignorant about heart disease”
- There is no “Fair Fairy” in life
- Things change – just more slowly than we’d like
- One Grain More! Les Miz meets gluten-free
- Two years spent connected to her “heart lifeline”
- “To just be a person, and not a patient anymore”
- Looking for meaning in a meaningless diagnosis
- A “crazy-making vicious cycle of stress and discontent”
- The cure myth
- Why does your arm hurt during a heart attack?
- When you live with a serious illness – and a bad marriage
- Why aren’t you wearing your medical I.D?
- Why I decided to start loving my grey hair
- Diagnosed with what? Brugada Syndrome?!
- A cardiologist’s advice on how to use this “wonder drug”’
- Unconscious bias: why women don’t get the same care men do
- Discover. Join. Leave. The life cycle of online patient groups (1st of 3-part series)
- 30 little things about my invisible illness you may not know
- Online patient groups: why so under-used? (2nd of 3-part series)
- What really goes on in your friendly online patient group (3rd of 3-part series)
- Medical jargon: do you need a translator?
- A NOT-To-Do List for the chronically ill
- The weirdness of Post-Heart Attack Stun
- What heart patients want ICD makers to know
- When patients are seen as “The Enemy”
- Let’s make our day harder – not easier!
- EECP therapy – and wearing fun socks
- “I went from the driver’s seat of my life to the trunk”
- “I’m getting old – but I’m not old yet”
- Women, controversial statin guidelines, and common sense
- Don’t touch those magazines in the waiting room
- “We are all patients.” No, you’re not.
- The Christmas truce – 1914
- When chest pain is “just” costochondritis
- A year in review: Top 10 Heart Sisters posts from 2013
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