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


A is for Apples

There is so much to say about living with heart disease. It's medical. … [Read More...]

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Fat Free Foodie

Those who know me know that I'm a serious cook and a serious eater. I … [Read More...]


Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread

This is my first attempt at a yeast dough and I have Sunny Side Up in … [Read More...]


Red Wine vs. Dark Chocolate: Everyone Wins!

Yes, you'll miss out on a few tasty things when you are eating heart … [Read More...]


Guest Post: Choosing and using a CSA share

Today is the last day of February! I will actually miss this … [Read More...]

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Kale Puttanesca

Spicy, saucy, and bold, just like puttanesca should be. I first tried … [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...]

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Huevos Rancheros

Serves 4 28 oz. can plum tomatoes, lightly drained 2-5 serrano … [Read More...]