Carolyn Z 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".

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  • administrator

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  • Heart Health Advocate, SharecareNow, powered by WCG

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  • Carolyn Z Thomas
    It's important to remember that aspirin - even that tiny little baby aspirin tablet! - is not a benign drug. Daily low-dose aspirin is not for everybody. Particularly for women under the age of 65 who are not heart patients or at serious risk of heart disease, caution is advised before taking daily...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    (HealthDay News) -- Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can help get rid of germs and odors.

    The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service offers these suggestions:

    • Create a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, and wipe down surfaces inside the refrigerator.
    • ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says.

    Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United K...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to be interested in participating in medical research, including when it involves providing blood or genetic samples, a new study finds.

    Now the challenge is to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Americans would support a government-mandated reduction of nicotine levels in cigarettes, according to a new study.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the authority to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, but has not yet used this...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Health Education:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The number and diversity of students applying to and enrolling in medical schools in the United States increased this year, new data shows.

    The findings are good news as the nation faces a shortage of 90,000 doctors over the next decade, according to th...Full Article

  • Carolyn Z Thomas

    Some people are apparently so extremely sensitive to alcohol that even moderate amounts – sometimes just a single drink – can trigger episodes of the heart arrhythmia known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This unusual syndrome is what doctors often call “Holiday Heart“.

    This can occur in people

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with blood sugar levels at the high end of the normal range may be at increased risk for brain shrinkage that occurs with aging or dementia, according to a new study.

    While numerous studies have shown a link between type 2 diabetes and brain shr...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them have it under control, dramatically increasing their risk for possibly fatal heart attacks and strokes, a new government report shows.

    That translates into 67 million Americans with...Full Article

  • Carolyn Z Thomas

    If you are a heart patient with a Riata ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator), you should be aware of an urgent recall of potentially defective electrical lead wires in these devices.

    In December 2011, following reports of premature erosion of the insulation around the electrical conductor lead wires in these Riata

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  • Carolyn Z Thomas

    One risk for heart patients who have had an ICD implanted is the rare possibility of defective or damaged lead wires in the devices.

    If you have a "Riata" ICD implanted, for example, you should be aware of an urgent recent recall of potentially defective electrical lead wire in these devices.

    In December

    ...Read More