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Hello, here is your November 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. 

Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2019
The Patient-Physician Relationship is The True Core of Optimal Medical Care

“It’s far more important to know what person has the disease than what disease the person has.“ – attributed to Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine.
  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from. Patients choose what works best for them.
  • Monthly payment options for current EAMP members renewing prior to the end of the year are available. Discounted fees for current EAMP members renewing at same or higher level when paid in full by the end of the year
  • 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

Current members should look for renewal information in the mail this month or speak to our staff when visiting our office before the end of the year.
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.

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.

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We hope you always find everything to your satisfaction with our office. Of course, if you ever have any concerns or issues with our office or doctors, please always feel free to call us and let us know how we can improve or help make your experience better. We always strive to improve our services and provide our patients with the highest level of care possible.

Health News

Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home? New Guidelines Set Healthy Readings

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 When you're taking your blood pressure at home, a reading of 130 over 80 or above should be considered high, researchers report.

A reading of 120 over 80 is considered in the normal range.

... » Read the full article

Cold, Windy Days Can Strain the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 Brisk autumn winds and chilly winter temperatures may make you more vulnerable to heart trouble, a new study suggests.

Researchers found "an increase in heart attacks in low temperature, strong ... » Read the full article

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report.

Investigators analyzed data from 356 elderly people (average age 78) in Pittsburgh who were followed for more than 1... » Read the full article

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest.

"A heart attack is a risk factor for stroke for at least three... » Read the full article

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specif... » Read the full article

The Skinny on Fats

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat -- particularly plant-based fats -- are good for you in ... » Read the full article

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 A common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, may speed up mental decline in older adults, new research suggests.

If you have atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, your heart beats irregularly. ... » Read the full article

Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 Patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are less likely to see a cardiologist or fill prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs if they've had cancer, a new study finds.

A-fib is a... » 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.
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