Heart Health e-News: December 2017 - Get The Gift of Heart Health This Holiday Season

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Hello, here is your December 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

Partner with your cardiologist to create and maintain health.
"The first wealth is health" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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

Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.

The finding results from an examination of 55 male triathletes who averaged 44 years old, and 30 female t... » Read the full article

Take Heart, Coffee Lovers! Morning Joe May Help Your Ticker

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 Coffee fiends, rejoice: Every cup of joe you guzzle could drive down your risk for heart problems, a new preliminary study suggests.

"Drinking that cup of coffee that you love may be associated wit... » Read the full article

Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts!

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea.

That's the conclusion of a new study of more than 210,000 U.S. adults tracked for 32 years. Researchers found that those who regularly ate peanuts, waln... » Read the full article

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 It's a common Hollywood trope -- an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead.

But in real life, sexual activity very... » Read the full article

The Heart Risks of a Desk Job

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

If you have a desk ... » Read the full article

Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead.

You'll feel fuller after switching out highly processed white grains for whole-grain alt... » Read the full article

Low-Fat Diet, Low-Carb Diet -- or 'Low Both'?

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 Low-carb diets are often thought of as fad diets that might yield a rapid initial weight loss, but aren't sustainable or necessarily healthy. But when there's academic research behind the approach, it's wor... » Read the full article

Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report.

The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. T... » 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.
December 01, 2017

Stay In Touch


Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops
Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued recently by the nation's top heart health organizations
Health Tip: What's Healthy Blood Pressure?
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is fundamental to overall health and prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems
Can Treating Gum Disease Keep Blood Pressure in Line?
Aggressively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure in people at high risk for high blood pressure
Swings in Blood Pressure Can Pose Long-Term Dangers
New research suggests that up-and-down shifts in blood pressure may be equally hazardous to your health as sustained high blood pressure
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On
Having either diabetes or high BP during pregnancy doubled woman's future risk of high BP. Risk was 6 times higher among women who had both conditions during pregnancy
Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure
Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults
Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure
Your heart will thank you if you stick to a mostly plant-based diet
One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life
Weight loss by cutting calories with diets low in fat -- diets which also happened to be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates -- appears to reduce premature mortality for people who are obese
It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?
Far more important to eat healthy foods than go on some crazy weight-loss fad diet
Health Tip: Choosing Smarter Foods
These "superfoods" offer plenty of potential health benefits
5 Smart Alternatives to Processed Foods
Some heavily processed foods might seem to be time-savers, yet cost more than fresh foods and offer few nutrients. Others might actually harm your health
An Aging Heart May Weaken Memory
A decline in the pumping ability of an older person's heart can lower blood flow to their brain's memory center
Older Women Can 'Walk Away From the Grim Reaper'
Ladies, slip on your sneakers and walk briskly every day - you might prolong your life
Low-Dose Aspirin for Patients Having Non-Cardiac Surgery
Low-dose aspirin after non-cardiac surgeries (like knee replacements, cancer surgeries or a myriad of other operations) reduces risk of heart attack and death in people who've previously had artery-opening stents
Could a Common Blood Thinner Lower Cancer Risk?
Inexpensive blood thinner, warfarin, typically prescribed for patients with leg vein clots and for patients with a fib, may also protect against any type of cancer and from prostate, lung and breast cancer, in particular
Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants
Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator
People With Diabetes Younger Than 50 Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death
They also have an eight-times higher risk of dying from any kind of heart disease
Binge-Watchers, Beware: Long TV Time Poses Clot (VTE) Risk
People who watch more TV have 70 percent greater risk of venous thromboembolism
Cardiac Arrest Rare in Young Athletes But Tough to Predict
Young athletes have very low risk of suffering a fatal cardiac arrest - most of those tragic cases can't be predicted
'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging
Researchers say that lowered rates of heart disease -- long tied to poorer eye health -- may be one reason
Adopting a Dog Lengthens Life - Especially if Living Alone
Eleven percent less likely to die of heart disease and third less likely to die from any cause, compared with those who lived alone without a dog
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