Heart Health e-News: October 2014 - Drs Urman and Caren Listed Among Hollywood's Top Doctors

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Hello, here is your October 2014 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

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Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren Named Among
Hollywood's Top Doctors


The two of them are among only three "Industry Favorite" cardiologists on the esteemed list published in The Hollywood Reporter

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has been 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

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the:
# 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, once again, on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2014 - 15 Honor Roll. 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

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests.

The genetic risk occurs in about 13 percent of people, but only in those who are white. The finding... » Read the full article

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report.

In fact, 64.1 percent of those tak... » Read the full article

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said... » Read the full article

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of agin... » Read the full article

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests.

Blood pressure naturally increases as people... » Read the full article

Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise hea... » Read the full article

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study
Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of you... » Read the full article

Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting
An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 Taking really short but frequent walks can counteract the harm caused by sitting for long periods of time, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that even just a five-minute stroll can hel... » Read the full article

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October 03, 2014

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Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks
Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say
Eating Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk by 40%
Daily Fruit consumption tied to reduced risk of heart disease (Time Magazine)
Health Tip: Ward Off Stress
Focus on what you can control
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
Same habits that reduce risk of heart disease also reduce risk for memory-robbing disorder
Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains
Include one in your breakfast menu
Running One Mile Appears To Confer Equal Longevity Benefits As Running A Marathon
Intense exercise in short bursts may provide an equivalent fitness benefit to workouts based on endurance (Wall Street Journal)
Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout
Burn calories and minimize boredom
Health Tip: Get Physical Activity
From sports to cleaning, there are many ways to burn calories
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy
It's easier than going it alone
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Beverages
And avoid extra calories
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study
British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care
Flying Home By Commercial Jet May Be Safe After Heart Attack
People who have a heart attack while traveling abroad may be able to safely fly home on a regular commercial flight, according to a new study (Reuters)
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards
Novel Gold-Plated Cardiac Patch May Replace Damaged Heart Tissue
Researchers hope ‘cardiac patch’ powered by nano-gold can reverse damage from heart attacks for first time
Learn More About Heart Attacks
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If I Am At Risk for a Heart Attack?
Learn more about CardioHealth
Experimental Dissolving Stent Might Work Better Than Metal Stent
Study shows that dissolving heart stent has lower angina rate than metal stent (Reuters)
Newer Treatments for Blood Clots in Veins Appear Safe, Effective
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report
Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say
Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds
Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder
Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood
Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds
Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report
Health Tip: Keep Your Family Moving
Offer toys that spur exercise
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved
For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition
Learn More About Heart Failure
Is Moderation of Salt Intake the Proper Goal? (NY Times)
As with most things in life, perhaps extremes are the enemy and a dash of salt might not do harm for most
Confused About Heart Healthy Eating?
Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
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