Heart Health e-News: January 2019 - Over A Decade of Recognition for Dr. Urman

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Hello, here is your January 2019 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Happy and Healthy New Year!
Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

Our monthly newsletter is intended to raise awareness of heart health-related issues and to encourage our readers to be educated and to take charge of their health and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. 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. 

Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2019
Partner with your cardiologist to create and maintain health.
"The first wealth is health" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from. Patients choose what works best for them.
  • Increasing levels of priority and enhanced access for routine appointments and testing and to speak with your cardiologist on routine matters.
  • Priority completion of administrative paper-work and fees waived   
  • 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 for Concierge members for office visits

If you have been an EAMP member but have not yet renewed, please call us or speak to our staff when visiting our office.
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 practice manager, Lilly Garzona or EAMP representative Kahlia Bundle at 310.659.0715.

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman is named as a Super Doctor for the eleventh straight year


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Health News

What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight?

For overall healthy eating, the best di... » Read the full article

Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That's the way of eating in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and has been ... » Read the full article

Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 Patients should avoid a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones due to an increased risk of heart vessel tears associated with their use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned.

"These t... » Read the full article

Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say.

There's "compelling evidence that combining endurance and dynamic resista... » Read the full article

Heart Surgery Won't Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds.

Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain function among patients who had heart surger... » Read the full article

Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men... » Read the full article

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease -- and researchers say they're starting to understand why.

"Our study has a strong public health message tha... » Read the full article

Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women.

Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some -- like high blood pressure, migraine with au... » 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 04, 2019

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Heart Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Multiple studies have shown significant reduction of future heart attack in high risk patients adhering to a Mediterranean diet. If the Mediterranean diet could be captured in a pill, it would be a blockbuster drug
Could Your Apple Watch Spot Dangerous A-Fib?
New technology allows consumers and patients with the guidance of their physician correlate potential heart rhythm abnormalities with symptoms or to detect asymptomatic heart rhythm issues
New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins
The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research
Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters
Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier
Images Of Arteries May Encourage Patients To Reduce Risks Of Heart Disease
Showing people their own arteries might improve heart health (Reuters)
When Heart Attack Strikes, Women Often Hesitate to Call for Help
Women are more likely than men to suffer lesser-known heart symptoms, like pain in the back, shoulder or stomach. That means many women -- and the people who witness their symptoms -- may not immediately realize they should call for help
Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival
Even a low level of physical activity within the first year of a heart attack was enough to reduce the odds of dying in the immediate years that followed
Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger
Lifelong exercise helps with cardiovascular and muscle health (NPR)
Walking May Boost Aging Brains
Walking and other types of moderate exercise may not only help the heart but may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness
Marathons Can Tax Amateurs' Hearts
While completing a full marathon is a goal for many amateur runners, new research shows a shorter endurance race might put less strain on the heart
Heart Failure Takes Heavy Toll, Even for Those With Stronger Hearts
Having a stronger heart after being hospitalized for heart failure may not translate into a better outcome
Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?
Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?
Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life
If you have heart failure, a flu shot can truly be a lifesaver, researchers report
Health Tip: Comparing Different Diets
Diets that stress calorie restriction versus those that stress fasting seem to be all the rage. But what's the difference?
To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin
While monitoring glycemic index and the glycemic load might be especially helpful for those with diabetes, they also can be useful tools to keep others from developing diabetes and even lower the risk of heart disease
Protein Portions: Feeling Satisfied on Fewer Calories
While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small -- just 5 to 7 "ounce equivalents"
Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risks
However newer -- and typically more expensive -- drugs appear to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke
Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that signal a person's increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke
Oversleeping May Increase Risk Of Death And Cardiovascular Diseases
Researchers found that sleeping more than “six to eight hours a night...is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases (CNN)
Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before Diagnosis
There's a significant rise in the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people in the months before they're diagnosed with cancer, a new study finds
1 in 4 People Over 25 Will Be Hit by Stroke
A quarter of the world's people over the age of 25 will experience a debilitating stroke during their lifetime
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