Heart Health e-News: February 2017 - American Heart Month

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Hello, here is your February 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. 

Friday, February 3, 2017
is National Wear Red Day!


Enhanced Access Membership Program (EAMP) 2017
The Patient-Physician Relationship is The True Core of Great Medical Care

“It’s far more important to know what person has the disease than what disease the person has.“ – attributed to Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine.

  • 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.

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Health News

Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 When a certain type of fat collects around the heart, it may be a sign of developing heart disease in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests.

As estrogen levels fall during menopause, deposit... » Read the full article

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks
American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 People who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not only what they eat, but when they eat, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

The report is a r... » Read the full article

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe
Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 A combination of drugs that drastically lowers "bad" cholesterol levels appears safe for heart patients, but whether it prevents heart attacks or strokes isn't yet known, researchers report.

"It ma... » Read the full article

U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 Heart failure rates are going up in the United States, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.

The same report also said that heart disease remains the leading cause of dea... » Read the full article

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake -- it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that's linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests.

Resear... » Read the full article

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 Wearable sensors to track things such as heart rate, activity and skin temperature may help you keep track of your health and warn you of impending illness, a new study suggests.

Researchers rec... » Read the full article

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks
New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 Doctors have long known that a stressed life does no favors for the heart, and new research may help unravel why that's so.

A Harvard team says heightened activity in... » Read the full article

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease
In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease, a small study suggests.

"We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walkin... » 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 03, 2017

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Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too
This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests
'Ablation' Procedure Helps 3 out of 4 Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
But results may not be lasting, and patients may still need to take medications
Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster
Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, specifically with shortened telomeres which are linked with heart disease.
Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect
20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds. Higher levels of inflammation can contribute to heart disease by affecting the arteries
Health Tip: Get Moving Toward a Healthier You
Here's what you can do
Health Tip: Investing in Your Fitness
Don't fall for fads and gimmicks
'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans
Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly
Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?
Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests
Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say
Health Tip: Stick With Your Healthy-Eating Resolution
Remain committed to your New Year's pledge
Health Tip: Improve Your Diet
Eat healthier foods
'Eat to Your Heart's Content'
Learn more about the best heart-healthy dietary options
Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble
Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain
Even One High-Fat Meal Can Harm Your Liver, Study Finds
Over time, rapid effect of 'fat loading' could contribute to disease, researchers say
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated
Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure
Learn More About an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide
And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend
Government-Backed Salt Reduction Efforts Could Deliver Big Health Pay Day
Researchers estimate a 10 percent cut in salt could save millions worldwide from heart disease
Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?
Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias
Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery
The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say
Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks
Study found that thyroid cancer survivors diagnosed before age 40 were five times more likely to develop swelling around the heart, more than twice as likely to develop heart valve disease, compared to people in the other group. They were also more likely to have high blood pressure and heart rhythm disorders.
Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?
Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history
Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts
But device has only been tested in pigs, so far
What are Heart Failure, Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?
A string of recent celebrity deaths serves as a stark reminder that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world (CNN)
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
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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