Carolyn Thomas

Bio

Carolyn Thomas has been described by cardiologist Dr. John Mandrola as "a heart attack survivor-turned-heart health evangelist". She's a 2008 graduate of the 'WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium' at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota - the first Canadian ever invited to attend this prestigious training program.  Since returning home to the West Coast from Mayo, Carolyn has done public  presentations about women and heart disease to thousands of people, including at her signature "Pinot & Prevention" events. She was named by 'Our Bodies Ourselves of Boston as one of their 2009 "Women's Health Heroes" in recognition of her community health activism. Her blog about women's heart health - HEART SISTERS - www.myheartsisters.org - has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers from 133 countries, and is included in ShareCare's 2012 list of "Heart Disease Top 10 Online Influencers".  HEART SISTERS was also named one of Healthline's "10 Best Heart Disease Blogs".

Specialties:

  • healthcare

Affiliation:

  • Heart Health Advocate, SharecareNow, powered by WCG

Location:

  • Victoria

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly more adults in Florida and Texas struggle to pay medical bills or pay off medical debt over time compared with residents of New York and California, a new report finds.

    The study, which compared health coverage in the four largest s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. workers got less help socking away savings for medical expenses from their employers in 2014 than the prior year, a new study finds.

    Employers shelled out an average of $515 toward single workers' health savings accounts in 2014, a 10 pe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that hospital doctors don't treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected unconscious bias in some clinicians.

    Researchers asked more than 200 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltim...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumor patients with private health insurance do better than those who have Medicaid coverage or are uninsured, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than a half-million brain tumor-related hospital...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the nation's first "biosimilar" drug, a move that could lead to more affordable medications for Americans who take cutting-edge biologic drugs.

    This first drug, Zarxio, is considered by the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.

    Once the law -- s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15.

    For most people, it will be the last chance to select an ACA marketplace health plan ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some insurance companies may be using high-dollar pharmacy co-pays to flout the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) mandate against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing health problems, Harvard researchers claim.

    These insurers may have structur...Full Article

  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    When my kidlets were little, their favorite after-school snack was what we called "Ants on a Log" -- celery sticks, spread with crunchy peanut butter (natural, not the sugar-added kind) and dotted with dried cranberries or raisins. Fun, delicious and a healthy way to fill that gap between lunch and...Read More
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    1. Carmen R. Jennings Thank you for sharing, this is a great snack!
      On Mar 12
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweetening Medicaid payments to primary-care providers does make appointments for first-time patients more widely available, a new study suggests.

    The finding offers what the researchers say is the first evidence that one of the aims of O...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although problems persist, more Americans had significantly less trouble getting and paying for needed medical care in 2014, as the health insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in, a new survey suggests.

    The number of working-a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who received expanded Medicaid benefits as children contribute more in taxes, were more likely to attend college, and have a lower risk of premature death, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the tax returns of nearly all people born...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on medical research is waning in the United States, and this trend could have dire consequences for patients, physicians and the health care industry as a whole, a new analysis reveals.

    America is losing ground to Asia, the research show...Full Article

  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    Both men and women experience what are called "atypical" heart attack symptoms, but women may experience symptoms that are more vague than the textbook "Hollywood Heart Attack" we imagine when we think about cardiac events. It's important to remember that about 40% of us experience NO chest symptoms at all even in mid-heart...Read More
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    1. Carmen R. Jennings Thank you for bringing attention to this subject - great answer!
      On Mar 12
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of uninsured patient visits to community health centers, new research suggests.

    Community health centers provide primary-care services to low-income populations. Under ...Full Article