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Hello, here is your October 2016 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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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’).

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Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 2016 - 2017 by U.S. News & Word Report (4th straight year)

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.


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Health News

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack
For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often receive hormone-depleting therapy to help fight the tumor. But a new study suggests that the treatment may pose a risk to men who've previously suffered a heart att... » Read the full article

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 Belly fat -- especially hidden fat deep in the gut -- may indicate increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

The six-year study of more than 1,000 adults found people with a "spare ... » Read the full article

Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women
Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 Stress could undo some of your healthy food choices, a new study suggests.

Stressful events from the day before appear to eradicate any health benefits a person might have gained from choosing a ... » Read the full article

Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks
Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 Women who enter menopause early may be at greater risk for heart disease and premature death, a new analysis suggests.

To reach this conclusion, the Dutch researchers reviewed 32 studies involvi... » Read the full article

Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart
Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 If you're a middle-aged couch potato in serious need of boosting your heart health, is it better to exercise or diet?

New research says dieting, exercising or a combination of the two can all ge... » Read the full article

Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some
Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 You might need to reconsider that nightly glass of wine (or beer, or liquor) because new research suggests that alcohol may not be as healthy for everyone's heart as previously believed.

Long-t... » Read the full article

Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills
Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for heart and kidney problems, not just stroke

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 Atrial fibrillation, a common type of heart rhythm disorder, is associated with a wider range of conditions than previously believed, researchers report.

The findings add "to the growing literat... » Read the full article

Thyroid Levels in High-Normal Range May Be Linked to Cardiac Arrest
Study isn't cause for alarm, cardiologist says, but hormone could be more 'toxic' than thought

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 People with higher levels of thyroid hormone in their bloodstream may be at greater risk of sudden cardiac death, even if those levels aren't abnormally high, a new study suggests.

"Our study show... » Read the full article

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Could NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk?
Study of millions of health records suggests an association, but can't prove cause-and-effect
Alternatives to Statins
Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds although statin still remain the go to therapy for higher risk patients
Benefits Of Statins Understated, Risks Exaggerated
Review shows that the numbers of people who avoid heart attacks and strokes by taking statin therapy are very much larger than the numbers who have side-effects with it (Reuters)
Severe Obesity and Heart Failure Link
Even without other factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye
'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim
Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says
Who Should Be Screened For Heart Disease? (TIME)
Screening for heart disease should be done, not only among people who have already had heart problems, but among certain people who are still healthy but might be at increased risk of developing heart disease
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
CardioHealth, a 5 minute non-invasive test can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Injectible Diabetes Drug Cuts Heart Risk By 26 Percent In Clinical Trial (Reuters)
Semaglutide is the third diabetes drug to show such heart benefits, after Victoza injectable and Jardiance pill
Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health
Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits
Accuracy Of Home BP Self-Measurement Devices Questioned (Reuters)
People with high blood pressure who monitor it regularly at home may be getting incorrect readings with devices that take measurements on the wrist
Ambulatory BP Monitor
24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) allows your physician to accurately review your blood pressure range for 24 hours.
Health Tip: Create a Heart-Healthy Salad
Staples to make it more nutritious and interesting
What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
People in these countries lead healthier lives--and their traditional diets and lifestyles have a lot to do with it (Huffington Post)
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death
What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year
That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs
Exercise and Heart Health
A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk
Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type
Women and Heart Disease
Top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study
The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Deaths, Hospitalizations, Heart Attacks
Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine
Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa
But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin
More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks
Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives
High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading
1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly
The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken'
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