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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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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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Who Has the Softer Heart?

I have always been the daydreamer, the idealist, and the tenderhearted.  I have always believed in the goodness and kindness of others.  I believe that makes me “soft-hearted.” I doubt I will ever change. That is the way God has wired me. Yet, a recent story, from 60 Minutes Overtime, with Lesley Stahl, discloses that […]

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Kathy Magliato M.D. – Holding the Human Heart

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  ~ Mae West Everyone admires someone.  Everyone has a hero.  That individual is often someone close like a mother or a father, brother or a sister.  You admire their character and their achievement in a way that impacts your life. Some people […]

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Rosie O’Donnell Goes Red for Women 2014

I am my own biggest critic.  There is no doubt.  I continue to muster up the courage to move past my own vulnerability and uncertainty to deal with life’s next challenge.  We all have a need for validation.  We all want to be seen.  We all want to be heard.  Everyone wants to be respected […]

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A Diamond is Just a Lump of Coal under Pressure

“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now, and now is right on time.” ― Asha Tyson My most recent health struggle has led […]

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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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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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