Heart Sisters posts from the past
- Experiential learning: how patients go from novice to expert
- Two big factors that can influence a patient’s loss of self
- It’s official! Housework is bad for your heart
- The Martha and Carolyn Show! Dr. Martha Gulati from the University of Arizona joined me for my annual Heart-Smart Women presentation on February 28, 2017
- Please! No more bragging about mountain climbing!
- A plea for the return of the classic bed jacket for patients
- If you’re clueless and you know it. . .
- Pain vs. suffering: why they’re not the same thing
- The delayed ‘Trauma Drama’ of heart disease
- Just living life. No awesomeness required.
- My medical diagnosis means more to me than to you
- Learning to live with the “infinite losses” of chronic illness
- Women’s heart disease: underdiagnosed, or misdiagnosed?
- When the woman who won’t call 911 is your mother
- “Refrain from operating a chainsaw after your cardiac procedure”
- The most dangerous type of coronary artery blockage
- I need a nap!
- Dear Cleveland Clinic: it’s food, not poison, for crying out loud!
- The ‘big disconnect’ in women’s heart health
- A Mother’s Day without my mother
- European women face the same cardiac gender bias that we do
- Six lessons Emmi learned from her Hollywood Heart Attack
- The Patient Dignity Question meets the “Care Effect”
- “Never been sick in my life” – so how could she have a stroke?
- Report card: my month of eating Mediterranean
- Eight things you can stop apologizing for, starting today
- Excuse me while I bang my head against this wall
- How soon are heart patients safely fit to drive?
- First, there was compliance. Then, adherence. Now, concordance!
- Premenopausal women and cardiac symptoms
- How does it really feel to have a heart attack? Female survivors answer that question
- Women’s early warning signs of a heart attack
- Informed consent: more than just a patient’s signature
- What’s your ‘being sick’ style?
- Thoughts on returning to work if you’re a heart patient
- A perfectly ordinary workday. Unless you’re the patient…
- The shock – and ironic relief – of hearing a serious diagnosis
- How implicit bias in medicine hurts women and minorities
- Dear Carolyn: “I had both acid reflux and a heart attack at the same time!”
- Life after heart attack if you’re a Type A
- Dear Carolyn, “My husband’s heart attack was treated differently than mine”
- Is coronary microvascular disease serious? Is the Pope Catholic?
- A Woman’s Guide to Living With Heart Disease: my blog-turned-book project!
- Living with both fibromyalgia and heart disease
- When “nudging” doesn’t work to change patient behaviour
- Do women need different treatment of coronary artery disease?
- When are cardiologists going to start talking about depression?
- “Very different from other heart books”: my Q&A with Johns Hopkins University Press
- How heart patients can untwist that twisted thinking
- Oscillating narrative: the learned art of re-creating ourselves
- The Christmas truce – 1914
- The most-read posts of 2017 from Heart Sisters
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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.
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