Heart Health e-News: October 2018 - Protect Yourself From the Flu

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Hello, here is your October 2018 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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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. 

Fight the Flu--It Starts with You! 
Call our office to make an appointment for your flu shot. Flu vaccine appointments available in the early morning hours or on Fridays but it is highly recommended that you call first to make an appointment. EAMP members can schedule their vaccine appointment during general office hours.

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the
Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute - recognized as in the Top 3 Heart Programs in the nation for 2018 - 2019
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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 the Western US

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Health News

How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.

"These results suggest that short and long sleep duration may have different consequences ... » Read the full article

AHA: After 2 Heart Attacks, She May Need a New Heart -- But First Comes Her Wedding

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- On her way to watch her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in 2016, Leah Huss felt sensations far different from the usual pre-game jitters.

There was shortness of breath. And a heavine... » Read the full article

Study Casts Doubt on Light Drinking's Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 If you think your nightly glass of vino is doing good things for your health, think again.

A new study suggests that folks who like to tip back a drink or two every day are more likely to die pr... » Read the full article

Health Tip: A Nutritious Diet Can Help Your Heart

Add another benefit to eating right: A highly nutritious diet can do wonders for your ticker, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds.

People with heart failure who lacked sev... » Read the full article

Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure.

The research, which involv... » Read the full article

Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and o... » Read the full article

AHA: 5 Reasons You Could Develop Heart Disease Before 50

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet people generally associate it with an older, aging population. But heart attacks, strokes and other types of heart disease c... » Read the full article

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests.

Psychological well-being has cardiovascular benefits because people with a positive outlook are more inclin... » Read the full article

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October 05, 2018

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Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure (NY Times)
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis. Procedure has been performed more time than anywhere in the world at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med Valsartan
People who took recalled blood pressure drugs containing a carcinogen do not appear to have a markedly increased short-term risk of cancer. If you take valsartan, there is no reason to panic and DO NOT just stop taking your medication but we will work with you to either get another valsartan product not affected by this recall or an alternative treatment option
Apple's Smartwatch Has a Heart Monitor Now
Exactly how accurate and helpful it is for the public in general or for patients with symptoms or arrhythmias remains to be seen but potential is quite promising
Banned Supplement Remains a Concern in Weight-Loss Products
Some of these products contain extremely high doses of a stimulant, higenamine, with unknown safety and potential cardiovascular risks when consumed
Years After Pregnancy, Heart Risks Track From Mother to Child
Cardiovascular risks track from mother to child, regardless of whether the mom had health complications during her pregnancy or was exposed to environmental factors after it
Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women
The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk
4 Habits That Lead to Better Food Choices
The choices you make every day, both big and small, influence your weight and your health
Diet Tips That Go Beyond Calorie Cutting
There's more to losing weight because more than hunger often motivates people to eat
Health Tip: Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
If you have high cholesterol, you are at greater risk of developing a number of health problems, such as heart disease and stroke
Using Tai Chi to Build Strength
Guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend that sedentary older adults begin with balance, flexibility and strength training exercises before launching into moderate to vigorous physical activity. Tai chi is ideal for getting people ready for more demanding action (NY Times)
Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat (NY Times)
Going 'Low-Carb'? Your Odds for an Early Death May Rise
People who slash carbohydrates from their diets may shorten their lifespan, a new study suggests
The 'Right' Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer
A new study suggests a moderate-carb diet could be the key to longevity
6 easy ways to lose weight — when you love carbs
In addition, fiber acts like a sponge to absorb cholesterol and flush it from the body, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease (LA Times)
Fitter Folks Suffer Milder Strokes
It's well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one occur
The Scan That Saved My Life
After decades of exercise and healthy eating, a reporter’s blocked artery came as a shock; the debate over testing to prevent debilitating strokes (Wall Street Journal)
Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk
Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease
Carotid IMT Testing to Better Understand Risk of Both Heart Attack and Stroke
Vascular disease can be seen even in its earliest stages before it causes symptoms or starts to block blood flow
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