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Tuesdays with Bonnie & Sharon

There is a whole lot of chopping going on here at thisoldheartblog! Every Tuesday morning, Bonnie and I head on down to Sojourner House at 5 AM to make and serve a hot breakfast to the guests experiencing homelessness. And every Tuesday morning, Bonnie, a vegan, tells me how she tried another new, delicious and […]

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

  Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and the number killer of Americans. Inflammation is thought to promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries – atherosclerosis – causing coronary heart […]

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What Do You Think About When You Walk?

I was just wondering… what do you think about when you walk?  I have the most extraordinary, and sometimes the most creative thoughts when I walk.  Tell me… do you? It seems to me that my thought process is guided by the “tune” I am listening to at the time.  I have a playlist on […]

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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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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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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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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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