Heart Health e-News: December 2015 - Sit Less, Walk More for Better Heart Health

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Hello, here is your December 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

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study
The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

The study of nearly 5,000 young adults found that those with good heart/lung fi... » Read the full article

Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health
Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.

Previous research has linked ... » Read the full article

Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

... » Read the full article

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke
Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say.

These women could continue to face drastically increased risk of death -- or... » Read the full article

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level
Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

SUNDAY, Nov. 22, 2015 The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns.

The pressure of tasks like cooking, buying presents, and organizing family gatherings ca... » Read the full article

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight
When pounds collect around the middle, risk of premature death rises, study finds

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 Can belly fat be a problem even for people who aren't overweight? New research says yes, excess weight around the middle boosts the risk of premature death even for people considered normal weight.

... » Read the full article

Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat
Losing weight, keeping it off improves atrial fibrillation, studies suggest

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 Overweight patients treated for a common type of irregular heartbeat are less likely to experience a relapse if they lose the extra pounds and maintain that healthier weight, tw... » Read the full article

Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey
Results suggest heart disease is invisible to most American women, even though it's their No. 1 killer

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but few feel a personal link with the disease, new research shows.

A 2014 nationwide survey of more t... » Read the full article

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December 04, 2015

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Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age
Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds
Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise
Lack of social support, finances can get in the way of recommended activity, study says
Move More to Prevent Heart Failure
Study suggests at least 45 minutes of daily activity necessary to lower risk by 20 percent
'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find
Commuting via public transportation also linked to lower blood pressure
Even Easy Exercise May Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Diabetes
Study found just a few minutes of resistance training or walking helped
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure
Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent
Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure
Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases
Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC
Big part of the problem is getting people to take medications, stick with them, experts say
Learn More About High Blood Pressure
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer
Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study
Dr Urman in LA Times about Heart Health Effects of Coffee
Commenting about a similar study in 2011, he agrees that coffee might be beneficial but isn't as important as an overall heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity
Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine
Foods that can help recharge your batteries
Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring
Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher
Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year
Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds
Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart
Study found abusers had 70 percent higher risk of heart failure
Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack
Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported
Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health
Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient
Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped Prescriptions
Researcher says heart benefits outweigh risk of side effects
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC
Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks
Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease
High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death
But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says
Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator
New study should calm fears of patients and their partners
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds
Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay
Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health
Routine schedule, whether workday or not, might cut odds of diabetes, heart disease, study suggests
Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients
But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants
Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study
Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated
Women and Heart Disease
Learn more about top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
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?
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