Heart Health e-News: February 2018 - American Heart Month

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Hello, here is your February 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. 

Friday, February 2, 2018
is National Wear Red Day!

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

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 at 310.659.0715.


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Health News

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 For people with both atrial fibrillation and heart failure, a procedure called ablation can be life-saving, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that when patients received the heart pr... » Read the full article

Only Smoke 1 Cigarette a Day? It Can Still Kill You

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 If you think having just one cigarette a day won't do any harm, you're wrong.

British researchers say lighting up just once a day was linked to a much higher risk of heart disease and stroke than... » Read the full article

More Bad News on Flu: It's Tied to Higher Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 A bad case of the flu can trigger a short-lived, but substantial, spike in some people's heart attack risk, new research suggests.

Among 332 heart attack patients, the complication was six times... » Read the full article

Timing of Cardiac Arrest May Affect Survival

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 Survival rates are rising for people who have cardiac arrest while in the hospital, a new study finds.

But if cardiac arrest happens at night or on a weekend, you're more likely to die than if i... » Read the full article

Dinner Companions May Influence How Much You Eat

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 When eating out, helpful tricks like sharing an entree or ordering an appetizer instead of a main dish can curb calories. But your choice of dining companions may factor into the equation, too.

An... » Read the full article

Will Smoking Pot Harm Your Heart? Experts Weigh In

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 Anyone worried that smoking a lot of pot could lead to a heart attack or stroke will just have to keep worrying for the time being.

There's not enough scientific evidence to say one way or the othe... » Read the full article

Sleep Better, Lose Weight?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 Sleeplessness could cost you when it's time to stand on your bathroom scale, a new British study suggests.

People plagued by insomnia who began sleeping more cut the amount of sugary foods they ... » Read the full article

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests.

Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also ... » 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 02, 2018

Stay In Touch


Women and Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer of women – more deadly than any form of cancer. Each year, 1 in 3 women succumb to heart disease
Sauna Sessions May Be as Good as Exercise for the Heart
Relaxing in a hot sauna may not only feel good -- it might affect your heart and blood vessels in ways that are similar to moderate exercise
But 'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
A new study suggests that adding heat to your Half Moon pose doesn't boost its cardiac benefits
Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease
Few doctors, and even fewer patients, have heard of CHIP. But it is emerging as a major cause of heart attacks and stroke, as deadly as high blood pressure or cholesterol (NY Times)
The Mysterious Origins of the Enduring Heart Symbol
The heart icon is everywhere, but it looks nothing like the beating organ in our chests. A look into the curious medieval origins of the shape (Wall Street Journal)
THE HEART HEALERS The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough
Suggested reading by your cardiologist - written by a respected colleague, Dr. James Forrester, former chief of the division of cardiology at Cedars-Sinai and a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American College of Cardiology, so he is more than qualified to tell this story
Review: How the Beat Goes On in ‘The Matter of the Heart’
A daring attempt to pick shrapnel from a soldier’s heart opened the door to cardiac surgery (Wall Street Journal)
Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Heart
More evidence that sitting quietly for extended periods of time could be hurting your heart (New York Times)
How to Sit Less, Move More
Even if you're parked in front of a computer during the day, new research suggests that some simple changes can offset the health damage of all that sitting
Health Tip: Why Exercise?
Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life
Workplace Workouts … and Why They Work
Workplace wellness programs are great ways to get in shape, but what if your employer doesn't offer one? Here's how to get the (exercise) ball rolling
Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout
Turn at least part of your commute into a workout
Heart Healthy Diets
Eat to your heart's content - some practical, easy-to-follow options
Those With 'Obesity Genes' May Gain Most From Healthy Eating
Though healthy eating is good for everyone, those who have genes that put them at high risk for obesity might benefit the most
The Second Stage of Diet Resolutions
The small changes you've made have added up to big weight loss results. Now, take a few minutes to write down and review all the positive steps you've made in the past and pick a few new ones to adopt during the year
Readjusting Calorie Consumption as You Lose Weight
If you find that your weekly weight loss is slowing down, maybe it's time to readjust your calorie intake
Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier
High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests
Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits
While you might think most people would try to change unhealthy behaviors after a major health scare like a stroke, new research suggests most people don't
Keep Working to Protect Your Brain After a Mild Stroke
Work may be good medicine for the brains of people who suffer mild strokes, a new study out of Israel suggests
Will Certain Foods Bolster Brain Health After Stroke?
Stroke survivors who eat plenty of leafy greens, fish and other healthy foods may help preserve their brain function as time goes on
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