Guest Post: What does my tombstone say?

Last week my brother freaked me out by texting this photo with no context whatsoever. I thought he was back in the hospital. He explained it was a from a recent checkup in which he learned a new term (and much like “widowmaker,” this one has dark realism to it). After my pulse returned to […]

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Anything you can do I can do better . . .

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt “anything boys can do girls can do better” and I probably secretly still do. But here’s one thing women could stand to under-achieve on — getting, and dying from, heart disease. More women than men die each year from heart disease and stroke. In fact, […]


Join me on Twitter this Wednesday!

Join me on Twitter this Wednesday, November 12 at 12 p.m. central time for a Go Red for Women #HeartDayHumpDay chat with singer, actress, and Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy, Yahoo! anchor Bianna Golodryga and me (@jen_thorson)! We will talk about heart disease prevention and healthy living. If you are on Twitter, follow and join in!

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Backstage with the Real Women

Last June I spent three days in Los Angeles being dressed up and made up and interviewed and photographed as one of the Go Red for Women Real Women. I took all these photos and then kept them under wraps for months as the release of the “Class of 2015″ was embargoed until late September. […]

Women and Heart Disease

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Anything you can do I can do better . . .

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt "anything boys can do … [Read More...]

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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...]

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness

September 9-15 is "National Invisible Chronic Illness Week," and this … [Read More...]

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Guest Post: Heart Attack Stun

Jodi and I started along this heart attack journey at about the same … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy

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EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 2: Rethink your drink

This week's EmpowerMEnt Challenge is an easy one -- replace … [Read More...]


Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This is my sister Anna's recipeMakes 8 bowls of soup (how many that … [Read More...]

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Spicy Sausage and Polenta

Cooking Light photo. See original recipe here. This makes huge … [Read More...]

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Mushroom Barley Soup

If you love mushrooms or barley and the feeling of nutritional … [Read More...]

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Roast Chicken with Garlic

This will be my second attempt at a whole chicken. My first did not … [Read More...]


Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Spicy, crispy, better than take out. This one is worth the effort. I … [Read More...]

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Smothered Salmon

I hate salmon. I know I'm supposed to like it, I know it is good for … [Read More...]

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EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 3: Skip the salt

This week's EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last … [Read More...]