Broken Heart Syndrome

February 18, 2018 My Heart Is Broken Audio version- https://chirb.it/Dyze19 One of the questions that came up this week regarding relationships was this – “Is there really such thing as a broken heart?” The answer is that the heart is not broken in the literal sense, but absolutely, yes, it’s a medical condition. It often occurs after either a hard breakup or the death of a loved one. It is particularly dangerous to people over 55 and occurs more in women than in men, but symptoms can appear at any age. Medically, it is called takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and was discovered in Japan in the 1990’s. It is often mistaken as a heart attack because of the similarity in symptoms – shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeat). Due to stress hormones there is a weakening of the left ventricle, the chamber of the heart that pumps blood out to the body. It can last up to about three months. Just because of the common name, Broken Heart Syndrome, it should still be considered a medical emergency because it can lead to further serious complications. It needs to be checked out by a doctor. The simple idea that “you’ll just get over it” can be dangerous advice. Yes, most people go through Katherine Kubler-Ross’s stages of loss – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance – but for some the loss creates an actual medical condition. Depending on the severity, it can be treated with medication if necessary. If you or someone close has experienced a hard breakup or the death of a loved one, the best advice is to...
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The Love Shopping List Book at The NYC Book Expo America New Title Showcase May 27th-30th, 2015

The BookExpo America saw some huge changes, including the addition of BookCon, which brought 10 thousand members of the public onto the show floor. Another addition to the show floor was the New Title Showcase, an official exhibit of BEA that used to be located in the lobby of the Javits Convention Center. The move of the New Title Showcase to the inside of the hall, near the popular downtown stage, and in the BookCon accessible area, so a huge uptake in activity, with attendance at a constant within the popular exhibit. Publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, media and many other facets of the 40 thousand or so people who attend all seemed to make their way through the New Title Showcase.       A preview of the Love Shopping List book is available here: http://www.thebookcheckout.com/ebook/2015-bookexpo-america-new-title-showcase_105_523.html?pageno=2&perpage=25   Foreign licensing rights are available. For enquires please use the “Contact Us” form.  ...

Love Shopping List 3.0

The latest version of the app is available in the Apple Appstore: It fixes the crashing on IOS 8 among other things. For those of you that have been asking, yes, we are planning a release for Android. We are also planning a major upgrade to the Love Shopping List® app which will appear first for IOS and then be followed by the Android version. Stay...

The Love Shopping List eBook

The Love Shopping List® book is available in eBook formats from the following sites:   Apple Amazon Barnes & Noble Ciando Thecopia.com Kobo Scribed.com Oyster Blio e-sentral...