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 more about these and many more important topics about women’s heart health in my new book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” (Johns Hopkins University, November 2017).
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