Heart Health e-News: June 2015 - Physical Activity: Good For Your Heart and Overall Health

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Hello, here is your June 2015 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

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# 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.

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Health News

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

However, the study authors also str... » Read the full article

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers foun... » Read the full article

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-a... » Read the full article

Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity
Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 Smartphones could help improve detection and management of the common heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation, researchers say.

More than 36 million Americans use wireless body sensors to ... » Read the full article

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?
Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 "Safe" levels of exercise differ for men and women with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, new research reports.

Using data from 14 studies involving 380,000 people wit... » Read the full article

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?
Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, prelimi... » Read the full article

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health
Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study.

... » Read the full article

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease
Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests.

Replacing carboh... » Read the full article

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Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years
Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health
It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends
Study links activity in older men to longer lives
Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds
U.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years
Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study
European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle
Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities
Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say
Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults
Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack or Stroke?
CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Help determine if you need to be on a daily aspirin or statin -- or not.
Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village
The secrets of the world’s longest-lived people include community, family, exercise and plenty of beans (Wall Street Journal)
Digital Technologies May Help Reduce Certain Heart Risks
Use of the technologies was associated with a significant reduction in patients’ 10-year risk of a first heart attack (Wall Street Journal)
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass
People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery
Physical Activity Helps Heart Attack Survivors Prevent A Second Attack
Read about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation programs for patients who have survived a heart attack (Washington Post)
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators
People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find
Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons
Altered activity could explain why some diseases (including heart disease) are worse in some months than others
High-Fructose Heart Risks
Just two weeks of modest consumption of high-fructose corn syrup may cause cholesterol, triglycerides levels to rise (NY Times)
How to Eat Healthy Meals at Restaurants (NY Times)
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory
Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds
Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain
Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years
3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating
Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests
'Thrifty' Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts
Study results appear to confirm common belief
Health Tip: Are Bad Habits Triggering Weight Gain?
Don't eat too quickly
Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest
Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says
World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial
Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein
Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study
But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say
Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?
Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link
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