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heart attack | heart attack

mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.09.2013
I tried to fill the time as best I could but grew inpatient as I sat on my hospital bed awaiting my final instructions and my departure from the Clinic. Finally, just after 3 p.m., they freed me. The nurses allowed me to walk on my own, sans wheelchair, to the hospital lobby to wait for a friend of...
bob-levin's picture
Apr.11.2012
My latest piece (retitled "Lamb to the Slaughter") is up at BROAD STREET REVIEW.  You can read it here:  http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/heart_attack_part_5_surgery_approaches It begins: Dr. D’s scheduling my surgery had left me feeling like Wile E. Coyote after...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Nov.05.2010
Here I go again, I know I have not been on and blogged in a while since Oh My God I had a Stroke.  On July 30th, 2009 I suffered my first Stroke, then I had one on boxing day, and another one after new years day.  It took a little to recuperate for these ones.  But with the love of my Wife Audrey,...
carolyn-strimike's picture
Dec.26.2009
The Holidays are a joyous time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends.  But they have also been found to increase the risk for heart problems.  Heart related deaths and heart failure hospitalizations rise sharply around the winter holidays.  Several triggers for this increased risk...
carolyn-strimike's picture
Oct.27.2009
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The prevalence of heart disease varies among ethnic groups. Immigrants from India (South Asia) have a four times greater risk of developing heart disease than other Americans. Indians are also more likely to develop...
anita-sinclair's picture
Aug.26.2009
Weird day: computer crashed, external monitor died, saved the Dell, Sys Restore, wasted half a day, recruited anyway - conducted phone interviews, panicky; thought having heart attack but no such luck, had coffee instead, cat needy, kept trying to climb in lap while I was working, stabbed her, no I...
carolyn-strimike's picture
Jul.26.2009
We’ve all heard that belly fat is the bad fat that can increase our risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes but, can it also cause an earlier death? A recent study followed about 360,000 Europeans (New England Journal of Medicine, Nov 2008) and found that people with big bellys were in fact...
carolyn-strimike's picture
Jul.19.2009
Who would not want to prevent their own heart attack? Research has shown that 80% of heart attacks are preventable by making healthy lifestyle changes. Hopefully you are going for regular physical exams and discussing your risk factors for heart disease with your healthcare provider. But how...
rosy-cole's picture
Apr.08.2009
    (continued from Monday's blog. Sibyl's near death experience.)     “You’ve been a long time coming!” “The road was blocked,” said the Angel. “Now is the hour...” “I’m being kept here in the waiting-room. Why can’t I see God?” “You dare not look upon the countenance of...
rosy-cole's picture
Apr.06.2009
       A further passage from my unedited and unrevised Marion Grace novel The Godmother    There were no cobwebs on the ceiling. It was finished in a hazy blue sheen with clusters of shining planets, not a speck of cloud in sight. There’d been a shower, though, because the...