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Me and My Heart: Lessons Learned as a Cardiac Patient

One year ago today I learned I had a blood clot in my coronary artery. You don’t go through a medical adventure like this unchanged, and as I reflected on the past 12 months I thought about what I’ve learned. Know, trust and take care of your body. I’ve always been pretty in tune with […]

Occupy Komen? Unclear Objectives for Gala Protest

Anyone who’s followed the Komen and Planned Parenthood-related SLOG posts knows The Stranger hasn’t been a big fan of the organization, at one point calling for readers to picket the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate‘s gala auction on March 3. So when a link to today’s post “Occupy Seattle to Protest Breast Cancer Fundraiser Tomorrow” appeared […]

Million Hearts Challenge: Pledge to Protect Your Heart

Earlier this month I wrote about the discovery of a blood clot in my heart. Fortunately, I knew the warning signs and was able to get medical treatment before I had a full-blown heart attack. That’s not the case for everyone. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in […]

Pink Ink at the San Diego 3-Day

The 3-Day walk is great for spotting pink ink, and participants are always willing to sharing the story behind their tattoos. San Diego 2010 was wet, very wet, but there were some sunny periods where the rain gear came off and the shorts and tank tops provided a peek at some lovely pink ribbon tattoos. […]

From Healthy to Heart Patient

Women’s health is more than breast cancer. Last spring, I was training for a half-marathon and found myself getting winded very early on during my runs. I’d get short of breath, and my chest and throat would burn until I rested. At first I chalked it up to a lingering cold, but after a few […]

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