Coronary Artery Disease Category

In Search of My Red Dress

National Wear Red Day 2014 is Friday, February 7th – it is a day of celebration and a time to raise awareness about women and heart disease. It is common knowledge that every woman needs “a little black dress.”  But if you are a woman with heart disease, you must also have “a little red […]

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What if I Told You…

What if I told you… I have a pill that is so AMAZING that it could be considered magical and miraculous and, in fact, this is well established in journals in renowned medical fields. With this powerful “medication” you will be protected in your life’s journey, no matter where you travel.  It will improve the […]

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Let’s Eat Like the Greeks!

Let’s Eat Like the Greeks! No, not geeks, GREEKS! Do you even know what geeks eat?  I had to research this topic myself.  The Urban dictionary defines Geek food as: “Food that, stereotypically, computer geeks, specifically programmers, eat. The food falls into three categories: high in calories, easy to make, and high in caffeine. The […]

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“Ouchless” – One Year after Retiring

It is crazy to think that an entire year has transpired since I arrived at the juncture of being a member of the workforce and retirement!  At this divergence in the road of life, I left a part of me behind.  It was a decision made reluctantly, yet knowledgeably, and done for health reasons.  It […]

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Lipoprotein(a) and Me

I KNEW IT! I always knew there was more to the topic of lipoprotein(a) elevation than the fact it merely placed me in the extreme risk category for heart disease.  Lipoprotein(a) is the most cholesterol-rich lipoprotein in human blood, promoting the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries. That, in itself, does not sound good, […]

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All Snug in Their Beds

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.” It is that time of the year again when the words of Clement Moore are uttered by many […]

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Bypassing the Christmas Coronary

I just finished my fourth batch of peanut butter balls for the 2013 Christmas season.  They are not turning out as well I had anticipated.  You want it all PERFECT for the holidays.  The chocolate would not melt smoothly, so the balls have small blotches of chocolate “bumps” scattered on top.  No matter how hard […]

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Cardiac Rehab – Camaraderie, Recovery, Exercise, Motivation and Education

Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen kind of says it all!  This classic illustration by cartoonist Randy Glassberger kind of says it all! Like many people, we become too relaxed and infrequent about our exercise workouts.  Our attitude can change quickly when a cardiac event occurs within our life. Once you recover from the life-changing blow and disbelief […]

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Having a Heart Attack

I remember … when my Dad was having a heart attack… or so I thought … and indeed, he did.  Mom never called 911.  Dad did have his hand over his heart and his face was grimaced and worrisome.  He clutched his nitroglycerin tightly in his hand.  His breathing was heavy and he was almost […]

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Obstacles in our Path

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none […]

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