Heart Health e-News: February 2019 - American Heart Month

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Hello, here is your February 2019 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. 

Friday, February 1, 2019
is National Wear Red Day!


Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2019
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

If you have been an EAMP member but have not yet renewed, please call us or speak to our staff when visiting our office.
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.

Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman has been named a Top Doctor once again by Los Angeles Magazine


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Health News

Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 Women diagnosed with breast cancer may face a higher risk of developing the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), Danish researchers report.

Breast cancer is the most common cance... » Read the full article

Small Fitness Gains Provide Big Heart Disease Protection: Study

SATURDAY, Jan. 26, 2019 Even a slight improvement in your heart/lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

Between 2006 and 2008, researchers assessed the cardiorespiratory (heart/lung) ... » Read the full article

Take the Stairs: An 'Exercise Snack' Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 Just a few exercise breaks -- or "snacks" -- a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says.

Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the ... » Read the full article

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once?

Northwestern Univers... » Read the full article

Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 Take a stand for a longer life.

Researchers say even a few extra minutes off the sofa each day can add years to your life span.

"If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sit... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

An "innocent" heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ's chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says.

The condition is common among children, an... » Read the full article

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night's Sleep

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 Six hours: That's the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests.

The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the... » Read the full article

More Proof High-Fiber Diets Help Prevent Cancers, Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 A large, new analysis helps confirm that eating lots of grains, vegetables and fruit lowers your risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease.

When compared with those who consume very little... » 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.
February 01, 2019

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'Extreme' Exercise No Danger to Middle-Aged Hearts: Study
While some very active athletes tended to have higher levels of coronary artery calcification, they also were less likely to die of heart disease
Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes
There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track -- a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes
Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?
Low-dose aspirin decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke risk even in those without any obvious heart health problems. Understanding one's risk profile and having a preventive cardiologist individualize it is important
Can the Ability to Balance Reveal Clues About Brain and Blood Vessel Health?
If you can't stand on one foot for 20 seconds, especially if you could before, maybe you should be further evaluated for vascular problems and other issues affecting balance
How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life
It's not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you
Taking Medicine for a Cold? Be Mindful of Your Heart
People with uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid taking oral decongestants
Even Slight Rise in Blood Pressure Might Shrink Young Brains
Young adults with blood pressure that's higher than normal, but not yet high blood pressure, are still more likely to have brain shrinkage than those with normal blood pressure
Can Strict Blood Pressure Control Lower Dementia Risk?
Tight control of your blood pressure might lower the risk of slight declines in thinking and memory, a condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death
Breastfeeding May Help a Mom's Heart
Breastfeeding also helps the mother's heart and has been associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease
How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That's Right for You
Before you invest in a device, you might want to first test an app to see if you'll actually use it
Health Tip: Don't Let Travel Inhibit Exercise
Traveling on vacation or for business shouldn't interfere with getting enough exercise
Heart Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Multiple studies have shown significant reduction of future heart attack in high risk patients adhering to a Mediterranean diet. If the Mediterranean diet could be captured in a pill, it would be a blockbuster drug
Time Is Ripe for Trying New Fruits and Vegetables
Try those fruits and vegetables you may have noticed but keeping passing by at the supermarket
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?
If you're striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield
Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life
Women who eat more than one serving a week of fried chicken or fried fish have an increased risk of heart disease and death
Eat What You Want and Still Stay Slim? Thank Your Genes
Study shows that the most thin and the heaviest have genetic dispositions that control their body weight although for most others, eating habits and exercise levels still play an important role
Health Tip: Eat Less, Enjoy More
A key to successful dieting is to enjoy your food more, while eating less
Bribe Yourself to Diet
Incentives can help motivate you in many areas, including your diet
Slim Down by Counting Bites Instead of Calories
A group of studies has found that counting bites while eating could be an effective way to lose weight
Health Tip: Starting a Healthy Weight Loss Plan
Before starting a weight loss plan, you should visit your doctor.
Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work
And try to walk and move throughout the day to stay healthier
When to Treat Varicose Veins
When symptoms are severe and you need to prevent complications or simply want to improve your appearance, it might be time to consider a medical procedure to get rid of the problem
Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease
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