Heart Health e-News: July 2016 - Summer Tips for A Healthy Heart

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Hello, here is your July 2016 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’).

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Top Rated Cardiologists

Patients and professional colleagues alike have recognized Dr. Mark Urman and Dr. Jeffrey Caren as being sensitive and caring physicians as well as having exceptional clinical judgment and awareness of the current thought in clinical cardiology.

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, 2014 - 2015 and 2015 - 2016 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.


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Health News

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Metabolic syndrome -- which increases th... » Read the full article

Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?
These vital nutrients are found in seafood, nuts and seeds

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.

"Our results lend support to the importance of fish and om... » Read the full article

Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That
Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 Smartphones, apps and other digital technology could speed emergency care to people suffering a heart complication or stroke, says a new report from the American Heart Association.

When someone is ... » Read the full article

Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study
French team say search of health records finds gender gap

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.

Many of these physicians "will be surprised by our findings,... » Read the full article

Another Potential Use for Statins?
In stroke patients, the cholesterol-lowering drugs might reduce infection risk, study says

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 Scientists believe they've discovered another property of cholesterol-lowering statins. The drugs may significantly reduce the risk of infection in stroke patients, a new study suggests.

Researchers ... » Read the full article

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says.

"People who habitual... » Read the full article

Could Eating More Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?
Three servings a day lessens risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study suggests

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 Health experts have long urged people to swap their processed white grains for the whole-grain variety, and new research suggests that advice might help you live longer.

Researchers found that people ... » Read the full article

Healthy Fats in Mediterranean Diet Won't Boost Weight
Vegetable oils, nuts can be a part of a healthful diet, experts say

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 An eating plan that includes healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts isn't likely to cause weight gain, a new study finds.

That's good news for people who'd prefer to try the Mediterranean diet -- whic... » Read the full article

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July 01, 2016

Stay In Touch


6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers
Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says
Women and Heart Disease
Top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors
Post-discharge support is critical, study says
Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health
Booze may reduce heart attack odds, but up likelihood of atrial fibrillation, study says
Aspirin Not Enough for Atrial Fibrillation
Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say
Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo
Prognosis may be worse than previously believed, study suggests
Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care
Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later
Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent
Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise
Of all the things we as physicians can recommend for health, few provide as much benefit as physical activity (NY Times)
Health Tip: Make Time for Fitness
Exercise at home or between tasks
Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study
Muscle strains, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues often to blame. But better to play it safe and get it checked out.
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans
Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change
...But, Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns
Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say
Most Americans Are Eating Better
But government programs needed to improve overall diet for many, researchers say
Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later
Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble
Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study
Much of the risk for early death was related to cardiovascular complications, not overdoses
Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty
Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure
Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study
They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say
Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation
Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death
Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications, cardiology specialist says
Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study
Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial
Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks
Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds
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?
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
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