Heart Health e-News: August 2014 - Cedars Heart Institute Still Best in West

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Hello, here is your August 2014 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. 

Dr. Urman Honored with Appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.

Recognition is a testament to his two decades on clinical faculty at UCLA Medical School (where he already is a Clinical Professor), continued commitment to teaching the next generation of physicians, prior recognition with teaching awards, academic achievements and his valuable contributions to the Medical Center and to the community.

Once Again: The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has been recognized as a
Top 10 Heart Program in the nation
for 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

For the 2nd year in a row, Drs. Caren and Urman are proud to be Attending Cardiologists in the:
# 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, once again, on the prestigious Best Hospitals 2014 - 15 Honor Roll. 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

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.

P... » Read the full article

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 A common inflammatory muscle disorder that causes pain and stiffness in older people may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, new research suggests.

A Briti... » Read the full article

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Ja... » Read the full article

Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain... » Read the full article

Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle
'Fitter' couch potatoes weighed less and had better blood pressure, study reports

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

The research found that pe... » Read the full article

Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
Study finds they seem to improve survival for people taking 'water pill' diuretics

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctor... » Read the full article

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests.

Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh... » Read the full article

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman's risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report.

Doctors already knew... » Read the full article

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August 01, 2014

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Cedars-Sinai Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts
Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say
Fasting Before Lipid Panel May Offer No Clinical Value.
Latest research published offers “further evidence that fasting is probably unnecessary.”
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If I Am At Risk for a Heart Attack?
Learn more about CardioHealth
Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
Drinking Alcohol and Heart Health
Alcohol can be good for the heart but like many other things in life, too much of a good thing can carry risks as well.
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find
Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds
Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies
Meat isn't the only grill-able food
Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise
Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks
Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color
Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes
Pros and Cons of Generic Drugs
Are generic drugs a safe and appropriate alternative to brand name drugs?
Health Tip: Eating for Your Age
Suggestions for men in their 60s
Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say
Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss
Fad diets aren't safe or effective
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary
It may help you lose weight
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study
Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady
Health Tip: Working Out at Work
Suggestions to include fitness in your day
Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards
Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll
Health Tip: Considering High-Intensity Interval Training?
Here are potential benefits
Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds
But critics say the analysis misses some important points
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise
Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life
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