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Making Sense of Cholesterol

“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol” ~ Allen Sherman   Everybody has a junk drawer.  A junk drawer contains treasures of the heart and its contents are generally overvalued by one person in particular for some reasonable – or at least close to reasonable – explanation.  […]

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Heart Disease and Profiling

  I am addicted to the suspense and escapades of the CBS Show “Criminal Minds.” I am in awe of criminal profiling.  I marvel at how the agents perform the physical and character analysis in tracking the perpetrator, only to arrest them before they strike again.  It leaves you on the edge of your seat!  […]

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Angina – Life with a Chronic Illness

Simply stated, the word BROKEN, in my humble opinion, best sums up the world of chronic angina. Broken, but o.k. One is not the whole person they profess to be, not the person they once were, nor the person filled with hope and dreams when your life is affected by chronic angina.  You know vehemently […]

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Your Heart, My Heart

Your heart. My heart. Merely using the word “heart” conjures a wave of nostalgic and exposed emotions, images, people, loves and memories. Our heart holds them all. The journey our heart has taken leaves an imprint that makes us the person we are today.  The heart holds a special place in our consciousness and being. […]

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Laugh Every Day to Keep a Heart Attack Away

“HO HO HA HA HA!” You heard that right.  We are learning how to laugh! I have been hearing about some health and fitness craze known as Laughter Yoga.  There are even trends called Laughter Therapy and Laughter Clubs! “HO HO HA HA HA!” The chant – “HO HO HA HA HA” is how class […]

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Her Story, Her Heart

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege of sharing “My Heart Story” at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.  Entitled “Her Story, Her Heart”, the presentation was developed to treat your sweetheart or yourself to the gift of heart health. It was a panel presentation and included cardiologist Regis Fernandes M.D., Susan Pope,N.P. […]

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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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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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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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An Open Letter to Coronary Artery Disease

Dear Coronary Artery Disease, I know you’re the one who “broke” my heart. I know who you are and what you represent to millions of people.  The World Health Organization states you are the “number one cause of death globally.”  It is not something you should be proud of.  I know genetically you are a […]

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