Heart Sisters posts from the past
- The Sitting-Rising Test: what’s your score?
- Should you bring that list of questions to your doctor?
- 85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack
- When we judge the poor the way we judge the chronically ill
- Heart disease is a sitting disease (excerpt from Dr. James Beckerman’s book Heart to Start)
- Were you “born to walk”? (a second excerpt from this book)
- “It’s no hobby. It is a vital service.”
- “I rang the bell again. No one came.”
- Patient bloggers at health conferences: ‘real’ journalists?
- Do we need to change the name of cardiac rehab?
- Post-Traumatic Growth: how a crisis makes life better – or not
- Yet another cardiac risk calculator? My response in the British Medical Journal
- When you have a family history of heart disease
- Are you a heart attack waiting to happen?
- The surprising reasons heart patients don’t go to cardiac rehab
- Living with heart disease – and your whole family
- My guest column in Stanford School of Medicine’s ‘Scope’
- Slow-onset heart attack: the trickster that fools us
- “I’m just not a pill person” – and other annoying excuses
- “It’s not your heart. It’s just _____” (insert misdiagnosis)
- “It’s a girl!!”
- Do you fear change? Then don’t have a heart attack
- When babies with congenital heart defects grow up
- Heart attack explained in 10 easy minutes
- When you know more than your doctors about your diagnosis
- Your Heart, Your Health: two hours in one fantastic picture
- Kindness in health care: missing in action?
- Non-inspirational advice for heart patients
- As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough . . .
- Deprescribing: fewer drugs, better health outcomes?
- When you’re the adult child of a heart patient
- Do you want the truth, or do you want “Fine, thank you”?
- A blogging challenge: 15 random facts about me
- The loss of ‘self’ in chronic illness is what really hurts
- Which patients does the “patient voice” represent?
- When a serious diagnosis makes you feel mad as hell
- A letter to my pre-heart attack self
- No, really – patient education that’s actually useful!
- I don’t want to talk about it…
- Oneupmanship: you think YOU have pain?
- Exhaustion: the ‘leaky emotion’ of chronic illness
- Most common heart attack signs in men and women
- Mandatory reporting of diagnostic errors: “Not the right time?”
- Invisible Illness Week – seeing what others can’t see
- Want the truth about what we eat? Ask our girlfriends…
- What kind of heart attacks do young women have?
- How Minimally Disruptive Medicine is happily disrupting health care
- Do you think you’re a “somebody”?
- The “emotional labour” of living with heart disease
- Six personality coping patterns that influence how you handle heart disease
- Carolyn’s Top 10 Tips on How To Treat Your Patients
- Heart palpitations: a serious problem or no big deal?
- Fighting, battling, and beating: combat metaphors in medicine are just wrong
- My unofficial (but oddly true) Hierarchy of Heart Disease
- When you fear being labelled a “difficult” patient
- 6 reasons women delay seeking medical help – even in mid-heart attack
- The Christmas Truce, 1914
- How soon are heart patients safely fit to fly?
- A year in review: Top 10 Heart Sisters posts in 2015
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NOTE FROM CAROLYN: My book A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) is based on many of my 800+ Heart Sisters blog articles. You can ask for this book at your local library or favourite bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon. If you order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN), you can save 20% off the list price.Hopkins University, November 2017).
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