Heart Health e-News: November 2015 - The Difference Between Men and Women's Hearts

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Hello, here is your November 2015 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’).

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) 2016

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance or Medicare
  • Three annual membership options to choose from (Select, Premier and Concierge Plans). Patients choose what works best for them
  • Increasing levels of priority and enhanced access for routine appointments and testing.
  • Increased phone and email access to our staff and doctors on routine matters   
  • Priority completion of administrative paper-work and fees waved 
  • 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 (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 for general office hours as well.

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Health News

Sweetened Drinks Might Raise Men's Risk for Heart Failure
Two servings daily linked to higher odds for the disabling condition, study says

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 People who regularly consume sodas or sweetened fruit drinks may have a higher risk for heart failure, researchers report.

In the study, Swedish men who drank two or more servings of sweetened bev... » Read the full article

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman's life, new research suggests.

Other beneficial factors appear to include starting menstruation at a later age and using birth control pills.» Read the full article

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care
Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 New research suggests that doctors don't warn younger women when they're at risk for heart disease as often as they warn men.

And once younger women suffer a common kind of heart attack, they are... » Read the full article

Loading Up on Fruit, Veggies in Early Adulthood Pays Off Later
CT scans after 20 years show healthier arteries, study says

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 Young adults who eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day have healthier hearts when they're older, a new study finds.

Researchers divided more than 2,500 young adults into thre... » Read the full article

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery
Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests.

Atrial fibr... » Read the full article

Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently
Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 The heart ages differently for women and men. And this suggests a possible need for gender-specific treatments, according to a study published Oct. 20 in the journal Radiology.

"The shape... » Read the full article

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 HDL cholesterol is commonly called the "good" cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause.

The new study finds that rather than helping to i... » Read the full article

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal
Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 Heart disease patients with a sunny disposition are more likely to exercise, stick with their medications and take other steps to ward off further heart trouble, a new study suggests.

Researchers... » Read the full article

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FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect
Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled
In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate
But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile
Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds
Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke
The Potential Cardiac Dangers of Extreme Exercise
A new study intensifies debate: Can people exercise too much? Exercise that is too intense may be linked to higher levels of coronary artery calcium (Wall Street Journal)
Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health
People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says
No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds
Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations
Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble
Chronic inflammation could explain possible connection, researchers theorize
A Cardio Workout for the Injured Athlete
An avid cyclist suffered a foot injury, but he found ways to keep active while healing (Wall Street Journal)
Low-Fat Diets No Better Than Other Plans: Study
Perseverance, not the plan, predicts success, researchers said
Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat
Study found awareness of thoughts and feelings was linked to lower risk for obesity
Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year
Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated
Heart Scan Can Fine-Tune Risk Estimate for Patients Considering Statins
A new large study of people who had an inexpensive heart CT scan that looks for calcium in coronary arteries found that half of those who were statin candidates had no signs of plaque in their heart and very little chance of having a heart attack in the next decade (NY Times)
Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says
Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment
Learn More About Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors
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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects
But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery
Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed
Women and Heart Disease
Learn more about top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Health Tip: Watch Out for the Saltiest Foods
Too much salt contributes to heart ills
FDA Says No Evidence Parkinson’s Treatment Increases Heart Risks
U.S. health regulators said that there was no evidence of increased cardiovascular risks related to Novartis AG's treatment, Stalevo (carbidopa, levodopa and entacapone), for Parkinson’s disease (Reuters)
Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine
Foods that can help recharge your batteries
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills
Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed
Move More to Prevent Heart Failure
Study suggests at least 45 minutes of daily activity necessary to lower risk by 20 percent
Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's
Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say
How Old Are Your Arteries?
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?
Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection
Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young
Stroke patients who smoked marijuana also tended to be younger than those who didn't, study finds
Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found
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