Heart Health e-News: December 2018 - New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

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Hello, here is your December 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. Optimize the management of your health assets.

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.
  • 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 have already received their renewal information in the mail. We encourage you to speak to our staff when visiting our office or call us 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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Health News

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests.

Compared with women who had the least healthy lif... » Read the full article

Saunas Seem to Do a Heart Good, Research Shows

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 Love your time in the local sauna? Your heart may love it, too.

New research from sauna-loving Finland suggests that for people aged 50 and older, saunas may lower their odds of risk of dying fro... » Read the full article

Snoring May Be Bigger Health Threat to Women Than Men

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 The hearts of women who snore appear to become damaged more quickly than those of men who "saw lumber" at night, a new study suggests.

Evaluating nearly 4,500 British adults who underwent cardiac... » Read the full article

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 A study that tracked the weight and survival of more than 6,000 Americans for 24 years reinforces the notion that piling on excess pounds can lead to an earlier grave.

Being statistically obese, bu... » Read the full article

Exercise Makes Even the 'Still Overweight' Healthier: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 Heavyset folks who exercise regularly shouldn't get discouraged if they can't seem to shed more weight, no matter how hard they try.

A new study suggests that their regular workouts are still cont... » Read the full article

AHA: Heart Attacks More Common Now in Younger People, Especially Women

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart attacks once characterized as a part of "old man's disease" -- are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according to new research.

The study, presented S... » Read the full article

Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash.

Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes' worth... » Read the full article

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials.

Heart benefits from omega-... » Read the full article

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December 07, 2018

Stay In Touch


New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach
Newest guidelines similar to approach that Dr. Urman has suggested to his patients for over a decade
3 Things to Know About Cholesterol
Most people know that high cholesterol is bad. But there's a bigger picture involved when determining what's considered too high - the same number could be in the normal range for one person but considered high for another
Health Tip: Tracking High Triglycerides
If your triglycerides are too high, you're at greater risk of heart disease and stroke
Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex
Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program -- a boost in their sex life
A Healthier Diet, a Healthier You
It is important to focus on food quality to prevent weight gain and live longer
Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber
Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight
5 Ways to Get More Whole Grains Into Your Diet
There's a long -- and delicious -- list of whole and unrefined grains (and needed fiber) to add to your meals beyond just making the switch to whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta
Just a Little Weightlifting Can Help Your Heart...
Small amounts (an hour or less) of resistance exercise type weightlifting each week might significantly cut your risk of heart attack or stroke
...and Endurance Exercise May Slow Aging
Running, swimming, cycling and other types of endurance exercise can slow cellular aging
Get the Most From Your Cardio Workouts
Use these tips to make the most of your aerobic workouts for better health
Flu Season Can Send More Heart Failure Patients to Hospital
Getting the flu may not only make you feel crummy, it also might land you in the hospital for heart problems
Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves
Heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who have improvement on medication are likely to see their condition worsen once they stop taking their heart drugs, new results show
Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's Hearts
Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure: all bad for the heart, but perhaps worse for women's hearts than men's, new research shows
Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble
People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents
Postpartum Depression May Raise Heart Risks
Otherwise healthy women diagnosed with postpartum depression may be at higher risk of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure
Poor Teeth-Brushing Habits Tied to Higher Heart Risk
Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues
Contrary to common belief, blood pressure doesn't have to rise as you age, a study of two remote South American tribes suggests. That's probably because as hunter-gatherer-gardeners, they don't eat the processed and salted foods common in the so-called Western diet
Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers' Blood Pressure
Smoke-free laws were associated with reduced systolic blood pressure
High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Tied to Earlier Strokes
Two new studies suggest that when people under 40 develop high blood pressure, their risk of early heart disease and stroke go up significantly
Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
The expected shift owes to advances in technology and drugs that are making big headway against heart disease
Achilles Tendon May Be Window Into Heart Disease Severity
For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack
A Single Energy Drink Might Harm Blood Vessels
Caffeine-laden energy drinks are popular, but they might make your blood vessels less efficient
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