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Hello, here is your November 2017 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) 2018
The Patient-Physician Relationship is The True Core of Great 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.
  • 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 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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Health News

Bad Hot Flashes, Sleep Apnea Often Go Together

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 As if severe hot flashes alone weren't enough of a problem for menopausal women, a new study finds these symptoms may also be tied to a greater risk for sleep apnea and related heart issues.

The... » Read the full article

5 Ways to Eat More Veggies

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 It's a healthy habit we try to instill in our kids though we don't always do it ourselves -- eating more vegetables every day.

But if you model the behavior yourself, this advice can help you los... » Read the full article

Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
Combined, these exercises are better than either alone, study suggests

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study.

"Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress an... » Read the full article

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Maybe, but only for white men, study suggests

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 When it comes to exercise, can you get too much of a good thing?

Possibly, suggests a new study that found white men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of d... » Read the full article

Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize -- new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death.

"Walking ha... » Read the full article

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
Each decade of teetotaling lowers risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder.

That's the message of a new long-range study examining alcohol use and atrial fibrillation, or Afib.... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk
Here's what the American Heart Association says

Meditation "may" help lower a person's risk of heart diseaase, the American Heart Association says.

"The key word to remember is may," the association said in a statement released in September.

"The research ... » Read the full article

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 Men develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women, a new study suggests.

And while being overweight increased odds for the condition in both... » 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.
November 03, 2017

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Blood Thinners May Also Protect Brains of A-Fib Patients
Blood thinners may help prevent dementia as well as stroke for people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation
How Your Thyroid Could Be Working Against Your Heart
The tiny thyroid gland could have a big impact on heart health, new research suggests
A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage
eart risk factors improve when married life is good, decline when it's not, study finds
Health Tip: 5 Suggestions to Promote Healthy Aging
And see long-term results
Where Do Grains Fit in Your Diet?
Make sure to choose the right kind of grains -- whole grains rather than refined or over-processed white bread, rice and pasta
Too Much Sugar Can Harm Livers of Even Healthy Men and Increase Heart Risk
Study found an unhealthy buildup of fat in the vital organ when men switched to high-sugar diet. Consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease
Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice
If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests
Go Fish!
Ways to get more seafood into your diet
How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat
Those that contain high amounts of sugar trigger snacking later, study finds
Exercise and Heart Health
Keep active, keep moving. Don't sit if you don't have to
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Habit
Include it in daily activities
Exercise Can Improve Heart Health, But It Doesn’t Eliminate Risk Of Heart Problems
If you exercise a lot, you probably think your heart is in good shape. Maybe not (Washington Post)
Tai Chi: A Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts
Gentle movements may be a steppingstone to traditional exercise
Can Sauna Sweats Lower Your Blood Pressure?
Frequent bathers reaped the most benefits in Finnish study
Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles
Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds
Prepare for a Rocky Flu Season - Get Your Flu Shot
Signs from Australia suggest a tough version of the influenza virus could hit the Northern Hemisphere this winter (Wall Street Journal).
'Eat to Your Heart's Content'
Learn more about the best heart-healthy dietary options
Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away
Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia
Describing the different forms
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