Heart Health e-News: January 2015 - Our Cardiologists are Top in LA...again

Please click here if the e-mail below is not displayed correctly.
To ensure that you always receive our newsletter, please add the e-mail address "HealthNews@HealthBanks.com" to your address book.
Home | Our Doctors | Our Office | Services | News & Recognition | Patient Information | Locate Us | Contact Us
This Month's News

Hello, here is your January 2015 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
If you cannot see the images below, please view this message online.


Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

One of a doctor’s primary obligations is to educate patients.  In fact the origin of the word ‘doctor’ is (via Old French) from the Latin doctor which means ‘teacher’ (from docere ‘teach’).

This complimentary monthly educational service is for our patients and their families but please forward it to anyone who might find it of interest. Click here to enter our website and learn more about our practice. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment. 

As seen in Los Angeles Magazine both Drs Caren and Urman named to Super Doctors for the fourth straight year and...

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from (Select, Premier and Concierge Plans). Patients choose what works best for them.
  • Increasing levels of priority and enhanced access for routine appointments and testing.
  • Increased phone and email access to our staff and doctors on routine matters
  • Priority completion of administrative paper-work and fees waved
  • Global CARE coverage (for concierge level members). Critical care air rescue and evacuation anywhere in the world with the coordination of your cardiologist and the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Validated parking (Premier and Concierge members)
  • Convenient VIP parking (Concierge members) for office visits.

Patient Service That You and Your Cardiologist Aspire To
EAMP members from 2014 who have not yet renewed should speak to our staff when visiting our office or call us as soon as possible to keep their benefits current without interruption.

If you are not a current EAMP member, and wish to maximize your experience with our office and your top-tier cardiologist, click here for more information or call our office manager, Gwen Owens at 310.659.0714.

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute - recognized as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 2013 - 2014 and 2014 - 15 by U.S. News & Word Report

A reflection of the leading edge cardiac services we offer and the results we obtain for our patients, their families and the community

# 1 Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program in Los Angeles
# 1 Heart Program in California
# 1 Heart Program in The Western US

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is also on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2014 - 15 Honor Roll as it was the prior year. This is the list of the country's 17 best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Cedars was ranked twelfth.

 Keep up with the latest in heart health and our office


Health News

Health Tip: Coping With Heart Disease
When emotions take their toll

Heart disease, usually characterized by plaque buildup in the arteries that reduces blood flow to the heart, can lead to emotional problems from anxiety to depression.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sa... » Read the full article

Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts
New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) call for giving the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to all people with diabetes to help prevent heart disease.

These new s... » Read the full article

Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC
Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high choleste... » Read the full article

Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure
Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations ... » Read the full article

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report.

They looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, including more than 35,000 with high blood pressur... » Read the full article

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates.

Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.... » Read the full article

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 The timing of a woman's first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.

In a study of more than 1 million women, those who had their first period at ag... » Read the full article

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.

... » Read the full article

The news stories provided in this e-newsletter are a service of the nationally syndicated HealthDay news and information company. Stories refer to national trends and breaking health news, and are not necessarily indicative of or always supported by our facility and providers. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please see our full Terms of Use for more information.
January 02, 2015

Stay In Touch


Top Rated Cardiologists
Patients and professional colleagues alike continue to recognize Drs Urman and Caren for their overall clinical excellence.
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study
Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say
Statins - Treating More Than Just Cholesterol
Learn about how statins are important for keeping arteries healthy and reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
Learn More About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk
The screen (PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity) is meant for people without history of heart disease, and seems to work best at discerning this risk in black women.
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness
Easy ways to get more exercise
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends
Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study
Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said
Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study
Use of clarithromycin (BIaxin) along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects
Learn More About Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors
These monitors, generally worn for 24 hours, can be helpful to confirm if you do, in fact, have high blood pressure or if your blood pressure is adequately controlled on your current medications.
Dr Urman in Mens Journal: 5 Steps Can Slash Heart Attack Risk 80 Percent
Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks
Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Learn more about CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries.
Learn More About High or Abnormal Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
Learn More About a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found
Confused About Heart Healthy Eating?
Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart
Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms
Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution
Start with selecting a diet you can stick with, expert says
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug
Injected medication, Saxenda, cleared for use by adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition
Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says
Consumer Reports poll finds shoppers often mistakenly believe that FDA oversees these products
Immune System May Play Role in Obesity
Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study
Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds
Defects in sperm within semen may be linked to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure and heart disease
Manage Your Newsletter
If you don't want to receive this newsletter anymore, please let us know.
© 2015 HealthBanks, Inc. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
HEALTHBANKS, INC. 15 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803