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Glad Girls

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Suzanne O'Malley

Marlo Thomas (That Girl) begat The Mary Tyler Moore Show which begat Murphy Brown which begat Friends/Ally McBeal which begat Sex & the City which indirectly begat 30 Rock, which begat Girls.

Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy May Harm Offspring, Yale Study Says

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy may affect the developing brain of offspring, possibly leading to hyperactivity, according to...

A Kidney After One Day on the National Transplant Registry -- World Kidney Day Free Screenings

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

The story I'm about to finish here is, at the very least, a magical one. Perhaps a spiritual antidote -- if there is such a thing -- for so much lost to kidney disease.

I Was a 'Top 5 Kidney Health Numbers' Virgin -- Then Nick Cannon Checked In

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Nick Cannon's revelations about his health are timely. On World Kidney Day, March 8, free kidney screenings will be available to everyone in more than 20 cities across the country.

The Happy Birthday Bypass: Final Heart Month Blog -- Day 29

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

In between the first and last of 29 days of blogging on heart attacks, someone I knew and loved had gone from being unable to participate in a heart study to narrowly missing the "widow maker." Heart disease is that stealthy.

O'Malley's Lips Sealed on Final Blog: Heart Month -- Day 28

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

A microbe attacked the lining of my heart once. In the ER, I asked the cardiologist if I was going to die. He never answered, he just sent the living will people in.

Wacky Salt-to-Potassium Ratio Doubles Heart Disease Deaths: Heart Month -- Day 27

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

A diet too high in salt and too low in potassium doubles the risk of death from heart disease, according to a Center for Disease Control study led by researcher Elena V. Kuklina, M.D., Ph.D., a nutritional epidemiologist.

Cabernet, Petit Syrah & Pinot Noir Top Wines for Heart -- Day 26

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Cabernet Sauvignon, followed closely by Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir are the red wines which contain the highest concentration of flavonoids, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis.

Dancing with the Stars Feb. 25th: American Heart Month -- Day 25

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On February 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. thousands will be flash dancing for their health.

Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis: Heart Month -- Day 24

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Hospitals and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been implementing strategies to decrease door-to-balloon (D2B) time. Not familiar with D2B? It's the term for the time it takes to get a heart attack victim to the hospital for a cardiac angioplasty procedure (heart cath).

Readers Inflamed: 'The Great Fat Debate' -- Heart Month Day 23

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

The crux of the matter is that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasingly thought of as an inflammation rather than a traditional "disease." Your age, gender, personal risk factors, and what you eat make a difference in when, and if, you develop this type of inflammation.

Is Fasting Good For Your Heart? American Heart Month: Day 22 (Part 2)

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Eat fat and stay fit? Seriously? Yes, according to Dr. Alan Goldhamer who explored the idea of fasting as a medicine.

Unsaturated Fat Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras): American Heart Month Day 21

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Some fats promote good health, some don't. The Mayo Clinic recommends you enjoy good fats -- in moderation. But today you eat. Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, you fast -- and moderation blows.

After Heart Attack 42 Percent of Women Will Die; 24 Percent of Men

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

I really don't know how I could have missed the fact that within one year of having a heart attack, 42 percent of women will die and 24 percent of men. See for yourself at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics website.

Nicholson Crying? Post-Heart Attack Depression -- Heart Month: Day 19

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Actor Jack Nicholson realistically acted the post-heart attack depression that 50 percent of survivors experience following a heart attack. His character experiences an unusual (for him) emotional moment in Nancy Meyer's 2003 comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton.

The Revolution Reunite for Bobby Z and Heart Month: Day 17

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On Sunday, Feb. 19, Bobby Z, aka Robert Rivkin, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of surviving his heart attack with a rare reunion performance to benefit the American Heart Association with the help of his former bandmates.

Miracle Zero Carb Cranberry Juice: American Heart Month, Day 16

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Antioxidant-rich cranberry juice may boost heart health by decreasing arterial stiffness, according to a recent Tufts and Boston University study.

Don't Worry, Drink Coffee: American Heart Month, Day 15

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. But research continues to confirm that -- in moderation -- a few cups a day is safe and even beneficial to heart health.

Day 14 of 29: Secrets to the Map of a Women's Heart

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Laughter is good for the heart -- and soul. The "Map of a Woman's Heart" (D.W. Kellogg & Co. circa 1833-1842), brings me such glee that I hope you will indulge me as I take you on a tour of it for Valentine's Day.

Day 8: Know the 7 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attack

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patricia Butts, First Lady of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, has written rap lyrics to help women remember the seven signs of a woman's heart attack -- not the same as for a man.

Day Three: Yale Heart Study Asks 'Why Do We Wait So Long?'

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Delaying treatment for beyond an hour can cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, which is why Yale University researchers are using heart attack survivors to solve the problem of delayed care-seeking.

Day Two: Heart Matters -- To Sit or Not to Sit?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.03.2012 | Health News
Suzanne O'Malley

Finally, an issue in which Hamlet-like indecision may be a positive -- cardiac health and seemingly-contradictory studies on sitting down time.