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 Social Work:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report.

    "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care.

    But advances have been made in some important areas, including infant death rates, women sm...Full Article

  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    We know that there are a number of cardiovascular risk factors that are unique to women, such as certain pregnancy complications that are associated with increased risk of heart disease. Women diagnosed with pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, for example, are 2-3 times more likely to have subsequent heart disease - years...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article

  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    I'm a heart attack survivor who was also a healthy distance runner for 19 years. I didn't smoke, didn't have issues with diabetes or cholesterol or family history or other major cardiac risk factors. But what I DID have was a pregnancy complication called "pre-eclampsia" while pregnant with my first...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

    Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests.

    Full Article
  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    There is no single food or supplement or miracle product that protects the heart against heart disease in the absence of ongoing regular lifestyle improvements (daily exercise, healthy overall diet, smoking cessation, stress management and maintaining a healthy weight). Virtually all studies promoting tomatoes'...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with high rates of hospitalization either don't have regular access to healthy food or are at risk of not having enough food at home, a small study suggests.

    The study highlights obstacles to getting enough food, i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff at many outpatient health care facilities in New Mexico failed to follow recommendations for hand hygiene more than one-third of the time, a new study found.

    Many also fell short on injection safety, putting patients at increased risk fo...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 14 percent of U.S. veterans surveyed during a two-year Veterans Affairs (VA) study reported having suicidal thoughts.

    More than 2,000 veterans were surveyed in 2011 and again in 2013. Each time they were asked whether they'd had suicidal ...Full Article

  • Carolyn  Thomas - Victoria,  - Healthcare
    Stents should likely be implanted ONLY for acute heart events. Yet a recent New York study on patients who had coronary stents implanted (published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology) revealed some disturbing results. This study suggests that two-thirds of the justifications for...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report.

    The money would expand basic health services -- such as birth control, nutritional supple...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.

    Income may even be a more important factor than geography, the researchers said.

    "We find very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined health care use by nearly 562,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 64 who had private insurance. They found that over 18 m...Full Article