Heart Sisters posts from the past
What if I’d had my heart attack decades earlier?
Heart attack: is it a clogged pipe or a popped pimple?
Why don’t we listen to doctors’ heart-healthy advice?
Depressed? Who, me? Myths and facts about depression after a heart attack
FEBRUARY 2016 ♥ It’s Heart Month! ♥
Finally. An official scientific statement on heart attacks in women
“It’s 2 a.m. and I think I’m having a heart attack”
Marilyn Gardner’s “Stupid Phrases for People in Crisis”
Bereavement eating: does grief cause carb cravings?
“This is your heart” (My Heart Month interview)
My open letter to “Patients Included” conferences
Two ways to portray heart failure. One of them works
Designing with the patient in mind
Hysterical female? Just anxious? Or heart attack?
Self-tracking device? Got it. Tried it. Ditched it.
The myth of the heart disease cure
Why doctors say ‘Yes!’ when they really mean ‘No!’
What’s all that sighing, moaning and groaning about?
Be your own hero during a heart attack
Happy 8th Heart-iversary to me!
Why we ignore serious symptoms
Don’t take this personally, Doc…
Why patients hate the C-word
How two cardiologists discovered the Type A personality
How social isolation is hurting your heart
Guess which woman in this photo is having a heart attack
How not to be an audience troll
A beating heart frozen in time
No blockages: living with non-obstructive heart disease
1 in 5 have this genetic risk factor for heart disease – but don’t know it
Turning “Why me?” into “Why not me?”
How these unique classes help to improve your Cardiac IQ
Being sick doesn’t excuse being a jerk
Pregnancy complications strongly linked to heart disease
The “loss of self” in chronic illness is what really hurts
How women can tell if they’re headed for a heart attack
Don’t worry your pretty little head over your health care decisions
ChronicBabe: living a kick-ass life despite chronic illness
In praise of solitude after a heart attack
Denial and its deadly role in surviving a heart attack
How we adapt after a heart attack depends on what we believe the diagnosis means
If you get ill, will you follow these “Medicine Sick Day Rules”?
Does your hospital have a Women’s Heart Clinic yet? If not, why not?
Do NOT drive yourself to the E.R. in mid-heart attack!
85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack
How these doctors have saved thousands of women
“Can’t go to my support group meeting because my husband’s expecting dinner”
Cathy’s stroke: “Nobody asked about my husband”
16 minutes that will change how you look at the “soul-crushing reality of healthcare”
Pill splitting: which ones are safe to divide?
More drugs, less talk for post-heart attack depression?
“You’re young, healthy thin – and nothing’s wrong with your heart”
The Christmas Truce – 1914
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See this year’s posts, or visit the archives of all previous posts from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020.
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: I wrote much more about these and other topics in my book A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). 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.