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Heart Sisters Posts From The Past
Is it enough to have “enough” women in cardiac studies?
A professor’s take on women’s heart disease
Post-stent chest pain
Four ways we use online info to make healthcare decisions
FEBRUARY 2020 ♥ It’s Heart Month!
Fun factoids about peppers, pigs and your heart
Cognitive dread: the painful uncertainty of waiting
Coronary stents: interventions that come with a cost
Stents vs. bypass surgery vs. TRUST
Signals, noise, context – and your doctor’s brain
Is it finally time to change the name ‘heart FAILURE’?
“Let’s all be palm trees together” in facing COVID-19
COVID-19: Can facts help to minimize fears?
Scary times: living with (but not IN) fear (COVID-19)
COVID-19 It’s okay not to feel “normal”
COVID-19 Empty beds: when heart patients are afraid to seek helps
COVID-19 When this is over, will it be “over”?
COVID-19 Unlikely companions: grief and gratitude
COVID-19 Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Dear Carolyn: “I went into labour during my heart attack”
COVID-19 The real reason we’re so tired of Zoom calls
COVID-19 The uncertainty of hitting that pandemic wall
Does COVID-19 cause carb cravings (or is it just me?)
“Crowds lead to more COVID-19 cases, but so will unabated racism”
When cancer treatment damages your heart
Does our narrative identity get better with age?
You can’t pace yourself – unless you plan to pace
How to tell if you’re as indispensable as you think
“Stay home if you feel sick!” – and why we don’t do that
Eight questions from Nancy Stordahl about my blog
A patient, a caregiver and a doctor walk into a bar…
COVID-19 Productive uncertainty: beyond the sourdough
Post-heart attack: why we feel worse before we feel better
How kids cope when a parent has a heart attack
“The doctors want my symptoms but not my stories”
Is the practice of medicine making doctors sick?
The sudden death of an ex-husband
Being of sound mind: it’s time to update your will
Who will speak for you when you can’t?
Women’s heart disease: an awareness campaign fail?
The “handlebar gripping” cardiac symptom
How long does it take to heal from open heart surgery?
“Don’t lift anything heavier than a fork”: really bad advice after heart surgery
When a red dress just isn’t enough to raise awareness
Walking the tightrope: women cardiologists in an old boys’ club
COVID-19 Pandemic decisions: Bailey’s, bubbles and bikes
The familiar self, the unfamiliar self and the recovery of self
On Call With Dr. Dave: my interview about women & heart disease
COVID-19 Christmas lights amid the dark of COVID
All I want for Christmas is not in a gift box
Stroke survivor Sharon Dreher: “Don’t use a 1-10 pain scale on women who have delivered a baby”
COVID-19 Have I been a closet introvert all this time?
See this year’s posts or the archives of all previous HEART SISTERS posts from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019.
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: My book A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) reads like the “best of” my 800+ Heart Sisters blog articles. You can order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at your favourite bookshop, or at Amazon. If you order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN) to save 20% off the list price.