Heart Health e-News: April 2019 - At Any Age - More Activity Leads to Longer Life

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Hello, here is your April 2019 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 on the Top 10 Hospitals in the US

Practical Advice On Following a Heart-Healthy Diet and Lifestyle
(including a Mediterranean diet)

Health News

Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 More than a quarter of people who could benefit from taking statins don't, and a new survey suggests that while not enough doctors are prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs, fears about side effects... » Read the full article

Move More, Live Longer

TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 If you're a couch potato, get moving. Your life could depend on it.

Researchers say replacing 30 minutes a day of sitting with physical activity could cut your risk of premature death by nearly h... » Read the full article

AHA News: Which Diet Keeps Your Heart Healthy?

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diet doesn't have to be a four-letter word.

Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren't very healthy. But n... » Read the full article

More Reasons to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 More and more research supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the way of eating followed by people who live in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece and Italy.

V... » Read the full article

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty ... » Read the full article

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins

SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins.

Yet new research f... » Read the full article

New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option.

This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, resear... » Read the full article

Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 Although Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks, the rate is dramatically increasing among those under 40.

In fact, 20 percent of people who have a heart attack are 40 or younger, a rate tha... » Read the full article

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April 05, 2019

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Walk, Dance, Clean: Even a Little Activity Helps You Live Longer
Even low levels of regular physical activity -- brisk walking, dancing or gardening -- can reduce your risk of premature death
Health Tip: Six Steps to a Healthier Life
High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart
High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots
Studies Confirm Benefits Of TAVR Over Surgery In Low-Risk Patients (NY Times)
Replacement of the aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR proved effective in younger, healthier patients
Medication or Invasive Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation?
Ablation is a reasonable first-line option for symptomatic a fib, as opposed to taking drugs. However, if you truly have no symptoms, no need to rush into a procedure
Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher Odds for A-Fib
New research suggests that over time, living low-carb (with diets such as Keto, Paleo, or Atkins) can raise risk of atrial fibrillation
Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart
The more people drink sugary beverages, the higher their risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Eggs May Not Be All They've Been Cracked Up To Re
Basically, it all boils down to this: Eggs -- in moderation -- can be part of a healthy diet
Limit Saturated and Animal Fat
BUT, do NOT replace it with high-carb foods and focus on having healthier fats such as olive oil in your diet
When it Comes to Diet, Not All Plants Are Created Equal
Adopt a plant-based diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts if you want to take care of your heart and live longer. Make sure to avoid a diet high in fruit juices, refined grains, potatoes and sweets
Healthy Diet While Young, Healthy Brain in Middle Age
Young adults who eat a heart-healthy diet may also be protecting their brain in middle age
Slow Down! Eating Too Fast Can Pile on the Pounds
Eat slowly to feel full sooner and eat less in the process
Health Tip: Foods that Reduce Inflammation
Many major diseases such as heart disease have been linked to chronic inflammation
Control Your Blood Pressure to Head Off Serious Health Problems
High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States and one of the most treatable
An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure
Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap
Blood Pressure Increases with Increased Alcohol Intake
Prior studies have suggested that a little drinking might help the heart. But rigorous new research suggests that even moderate alcohol intake might carry risk
New Generic Blood Pressure Drug Approved to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls
The FDA approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan, saying the move might help ease the current medication shortage in the wake of several recalls of drugs that were found to contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals
Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls
Experts from the nation's leading heart groups are urging patients to remain calm, even as the recall list continues to grow. Most importantly, people should not just stop taking their blood pressure medications
Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost Your Life Span
A mid-life start to physical activity cuts the odds of death from the two major killers -- heart disease and cancer
Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer
How fit you are may offer a clearer forecast of life span than traditional markers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes
Even Housework, Gardening Can Help Women's' Hearts
For older women, any and all movement counts towards better cardiovascular health
Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans
Healthier life style and preventive cardiac care help
Seek Help Fast If You Have Heart Attack Symptoms on Vacation
Heart attack is leading cause of natural death among travelers - getting immediate medical care can improve odds of long-term survival
Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths
'Cardiac arrest' and 'heart attack' are not the same. The former, an abrupt loss of the heart's ability to pump, leads to death within minutes if not treated, can have many different causes. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked although it can lead to cardiac arrest
Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms
Emphysema may be a unique risk factor for aneurysm
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