Heart Health e-News: February 2015 - American Heart Month

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Hello, here is your February 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. 

Friday, February 6, 2015
is National Wear Red Day!

  • Personalized concierge services not covered by private insurance of 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.

Patient Service That You and Your Cardiologist Aspire To
EAMP members from 2014 who have not yet renewed should speak to our staff when visiting our office or call us as soon as possible to keep their benefits current without interruption.

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 office manager, Gwen Owens at 310.659.0714.

Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute - recognized as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 2013 - 2014 and 2014 - 15 by U.S. News & Word Report

A reflection of the leading edge cardiac services we offer and the results we obtain for our patients, their families and the community

# 1 Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program in Los Angeles
# 1 Heart Program in California
# 1 Heart Program in The Western US

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is also on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2014 - 15 Honor Roll as it was the prior year. This is the list of the country's 17 best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Cedars was ranked twelfth.

 Keep up with the latest in heart health and our office


Health News

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.

People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent hi... » Read the full article

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

But new ... » Read the full article

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?
Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person's odds for heart failure, a new study reveals.

The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as sev... » Read the full article

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart
Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to cardiovascular health.

"Research has al... » Read the full article

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk
Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 A collection of health risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" may boost older women's risk of endometrial cancer, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

Metabolic... » Read the full article

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart
Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 Adults who had a stable and healthy childhood are more likely to have better heart health, new research suggests.

The study included nearly 1,100 adults, aged 30 to 45, in Finland who were follow... » Read the full article

Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says
Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 Over time, regularly eating whole wheat bread, oatmeal or other whole grains may add years to your lifespan, a new Harvard-led study concludes.

Whole grains are so healthy that a person's risk of ... » Read the full article

More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 Women can dramatically lower their likelihood of heart disease prior to old age by following healthy living guidelines, according to a large, long-term study.

The study found that women who follow... » Read the full article

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February 06, 2015

Stay In Touch


Men and Women Have Different Hearts
But heart disease is a real threat to men AND women
Women and Heart Disease
Top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved
New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together
Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds
Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says
Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds
Researcher suggests ways to include movement in your day that goes beyond that hour at the gym
Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests
Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death, researchers add
Health Tip: Get the Most from Exercise
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests
Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends
Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none
Health Tip: Get Fit Without the Gym
Use your home as an exercise venue
Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say
Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests
Health Tip: Exercise Safely
Opt for activities with lower rates of injury
Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart?
Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work
Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says
Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship
Health Tip: Don't Give up on Healthy Habits
Suggestions to stick with them
Vegetarian, vegan diets may result in weight loss
Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss
FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder
Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
Drinking Alcohol and Heart Health
Moderation is the key
Learn More About High or Abnormal Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
Citrus Fruit, Bergamot May Help Reduce Cholesterol
In some studies, daily supplements were effective; Larger independent studies are needed (Wall Street Journal)
Eczema Linked to Heart Disease
Study finds higher risk of other health problems such as heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines
Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure
Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood
High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk
Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely
Learn More About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Top Rated Cardiologists
Patients and professional colleagues alike continue to recognize Drs Urman and Caren for their overall clinical excellence.
More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately
For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Learn more about CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries.
5 Ways To Eat Healthier This Year...
...and lose weight in the process. A Mediterranean diet may be key to long life (CNN)
Learn More About a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Confused About Heart Healthy Eating?
Click here for sensible balanced dietary advice
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States
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