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
FEBRUARY 2017 – HEART MONTH!
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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