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And then it was three

Today is the third anniversary of the day that I ceased to be me, just me, and became me, the survivor. And what’s extraordinary about today is that it was totally, in every way, ordinary. I worked (at home; no childcare today). I made breakfast and lunch for my boys. I escorted a tentative new […]

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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can all do. Tell other women to know their risk, know the signs, and seek care. Because the women in our lives are one of our biggest strengths.

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Your pregnancy and your future heart health

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly correlated with heart disease later in life? I didn’t either, until after my heart attack. Not sure the ER doctors or possibly even the cardiologist I first saw that day were aware of this critical risk factor. When I was pregnant with my […]

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Seven things about my 30s I will not miss.

There are about two hours left of my 30s, and while my husband has been gleefully rubbing it in all day long, I wasn’t thinking much about it until I had some alone time in the car tonight (running errands and dropping off/picking up kids, natch). And mostly I was thinking about what I will┬ánot┬ámiss […]

Women and Heart Disease

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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can … [Read More...]

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Your pregnancy and your future heart health

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly … [Read More...]

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What 10 years can do

Go Red for Women celebrates its 10th birthday this year. In the 10 … [Read More...]

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Take the myHeart28 Challenge!

Welcome to American Heart Month! I am partnering with The Heart Truth, … [Read More...]

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How to Go Red in 2014

It's heart month time again! This year is my third American Heart … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy

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Beef and Broccoli

This is my mom's recipe - a light and delicious version of the Chinese … [Read More...]

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Asian Noodle Soup

This is another Real Simple gem. It is indeed simple, fast, and tasty. … [Read More...]

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Plan a heart-healthy menu

When I was asked by The Heart Truth to be an ambassador for their … [Read More...]

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North African Meatballs

This is as comforting as your favorite meatloaf, but interesting and a … [Read More...]

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Kale Red Pepper Pesto

This is a new recipe, modified from one I found on the very cool blog … [Read More...]