Heart Health e-News: August 2018 - Healthy Diet - Not Supplements

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Hello, here is your August 2018 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. 


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 Smidt Heart Institute - recognized as a Top 5 Heart Program in the nation for 2017 - 2018 by U.S. News & World Report

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

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Health News

Scuba Diving May Be Risky for Older Hearts

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 Scuba diving might sound like a great adventure, but a new report warns that if you are older and overweight, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack while underwater.

These divers need... » Read the full article

Get Dizzy Upon Standing? It Could Be Sign of Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 Are you a middle-aged person who tends to feel a little woozy when you stand up?

If so, new research suggests you might need to worry more than most about developing dementia later in life.

... » Read the full article

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Preserve Brain Health

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 Strict blood pressure control not only benefits your heart, it might also help save your brain, preliminary research suggests.

Older adults whose systolic blood pressure (the top number in a rea... » Read the full article

What Foods Are Really Best for Your Heart?

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review.

The review, by an American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition c... » Read the full article

When 'Good' Cholesterol Is Bad for Older Women

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 HDL cholesterol may be known as the "good" kind, but a new study suggests high levels of it are not always a good thing for women after menopause.

The study, of nearly 1,400 postmenopausal women, f... » Read the full article

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years.

... » Read the full article

High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research sugge... » Read the full article

Wearable, At-Home Patch Could Spot Your A-Fib Early

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 The common but dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation -- or a-fib -- can go undetected for years.

Now, research suggests a high-tech, wearable patch might spot the condition ... » 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.
August 03, 2018

Stay In Touch


Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do
We have been doing our best working with our patients affected. If you take valsartan and have not confirmed if your medication is affected, please read this carefully for guidance and contact us if your valsartan is part of the recall or if you have any concerns or questions. Certainly, there is no reason to panic and DO NOT just stop taking your medication but we will work with you to either get another valsartan product not affected by this recall or an alternative treatment option.
More Evidence That Supplements Won't Help Your Heart
There's another study suggesting that the vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do nothing to stave off heart disease. This should encourage people to focus on the real issues like diet, exercise, [and] smoking cessation
Health Tip: Understanding Antioxidants
People who eat more fruit and veggies (prime sources of antioxidants) may be at lower risk of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Yet antioxidant supplements, on the other hand, actually may be harmful. So eat lots of fruit and veggies, but don't take axtioxidant supplements as an alternative to a healthy diet
Steroid Abuse Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes
It all started when a 60-year-old bodybuilder ignored his doctor's advice to stop using hazardous anabolic steroids...
Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal
The "low-T" craze appears to be waning, with fewer men in the United States turning to testosterone therapy as a way to stave off aging and sexual decline. This likely is related to evidence that hormone therapy could increase men's risk of heart health issues and prostate cancer
HIV Doubles Heart Disease Risk
People with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those without the AIDS-causing virus
For Dieters, More Protein Equals More Satisfaction
If you feel less than satisfied on a restricted-calorie diet, a protein boost just might be the answer
For Protein & Your Heart, Pick Quality Over Quantity
The good-quality proteins people should be looking for, include non-fried fish, lower-fat dairy and plant-based proteins, like soy and quinoa
Health Tip: Eat Whole Grains
Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet and can help reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases including heart disease
Treating Depression May Prevent Repeat Heart Attack
It's common for heart attack survivors to develop depression. Now a new trial has found that antidepressant treatment may help those patients avoid a second heart attack
After a Heart Attack, Return to Work Can Be Good Medicine
Returning to work after a heart attack often requires patients to clear unexpected psychological hurdles in addition to the physical ones they already face. But the effort could pay off. Research suggests going back to work can be critical to fighting off depression and improving overall health, in addition to avoiding financial hardships
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer
Daily low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop
Health Tip: Get Active
Regular exercise can help improve your quality of life, and reduce your risk for developing chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular disease
Exercise May Lower Your Risk of Cancer in Addition to Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease
Getting enough daily exercise can help prevent obesity, which increases a person's risk of developing cancer
5 Ways to Push Yourself to Stay Fit
Continually progressing keeps exercise interesting and further increases your fitness level
Protect Your Heart and Health During 'Dog Days' of Summer
The stress of a hot day can increase the chance of dying from a heart attack or other heart conditions
ER Visits, Hospitalizations for AFib on the Rise
Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring
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