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How a heart attack turned me into an "information flâneuse"

How a heart attack turned me into an "information flâneuse" | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it

These words come from the French verb flâner, which means "to stroll".  Usually the term refers to “a person who walks the city in order to experience it” - originally affectionately associated with the city of Paris. But that meaning has now expanded to include much more than just strolling around, and now means information-gathering, or "wandering around and finding things I did not even know I was looking for."

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Discover. Join. Leave. The life cycle of online patient groups

Discover. Join. Leave. The life cycle of online patient groups | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
From the so-called "distressed newcomers" to the "relieved survivors" or "moving-on quitters", there's actually a predictable pattern to the way patients participate in online support groups. But t...
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What really goes on in your friendly online patient group

What really goes on in your friendly online patient group | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
Online patient discussion forums are helpful to many people, but here's what you may not know: not all of them are the noble grassroots support communities that I once believed them to be. (The th...
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Reliable health info from the 'medically unqualified'?

Reliable health info from the 'medically unqualified'? | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
Dr. Tom Ferguson: "While you may be considerably less likely to find inaccurate, misleading, or self-serving health information on most professional websites run by physicians, this is by no means...
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Online patient groups: why so under-used?

Online patient groups: why so under-used? | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
Online patient support groups can be valuable resources to help us feel less isolated as we make connections with others in the same boat. The surprising thing about online communities is that so f...
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Health information online: how to tell the trash from the truth

Health information online: how to tell the trash from the truth | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
"Learn the 'Three D's' of identifying if health or cardiac info is truth or trash."
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"Seeking Social Solace": why aren't heart patients online?

"Seeking Social Solace": why aren't heart patients online? | Women and Heart Disease 6 | Scoop.it
A study called "Seeking Social Solace" identified trends in how patients with serious medical conditions are using social media platforms like blogs, online patient forums, Facebook or Twitter - a...
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Visit HEART SISTERS

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HEART SISTERS is all about women and heart disease - our #1 killer - written from the unique perspective of Carolyn Thomas, a Mayo Clinic-trained "heart attack survivor-turned-heart health evangelist" (as described by cardiologist Dr. John Mandrola!)  Find out why over ONE MILLION readers in 190 countries visit HEART SISTERS!

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Becky Griser McGee's curator insight, January 16, 2014 9:35 PM

I am a 43 year old female who has been having consant chest pain for several months.  The condition only seems to be getting worse. I have had a multitude of heart tests, with many coming back normal.  The doctors seem to think that I now need to have psychological pain management.  This pain is real, and is not in my head. The diagnosis of cardiac syndrome with the micro-vascular vessels, is something that they seem reluctant to say.  I need relief now!