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Dr. Samadi addresses the concerns of a new mother who has decided not to breastfeed her baby. He states that there are a large number of health and developmental benefits to breastfeeding, and that when possible, it is encouraged. Dr. Samadi and Dr. Siegel also discuss how new types of baby formula approximate breast milk well in terms of vitamins and nutrients.
Dr. Samadi discusses the overabundance of new commercials and products targeting men with low testosterone, also called Low-T. He states that men who are concerned about their testosterone levels should first be evaluated by their doctors to determine if their symptoms are caused by low testosterone, or if other factors could be at play.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi addresses a viewer’s concern about rapid weight loss. There could be a number of reasons for weight loss, from a thyroid condition to cancer. The prostate cancer expert advises going to the doctor if concerned over weight loss.
In honor of National Heart Awareness Month, men’s health expert Dr. David Samadi discusses risk factors for heart disease and how to detect symptoms of the condition. Dr. Samadi is a robotic prostate surgeon and urologist in New York.
Dr. David B. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY discusses the dangers of blood clots and what patients should being doing to take care of them and prevent complications.
Robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert, David Samadi, MD, discusses a new finding about artificial sweeteners. The study found that the sweeteners negatively affect how the body metabolizes sugar and balances bacteria in the body system.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses the importance of sleep. In this discussion, he talk about how the proper amount of sleep with a regular schedule affects the whole body system.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital responds to the recent outbreak of a virus affecting asthmatic children. Dr. Samadi suggests some sanitary practices.
New York Urologist, Dr. David Samadi comments on the importance of having a colonoscopy in order to monitor the health of the colon. Dr. Samadi is a robotic prostate surgeon and expert on men's health.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi addresses viewer's concerns over having an out-patient procedure, such as an endoscopy. The prostate cancer expert advises that while envy patient is different, there are some patients that may benefit from doing these procedures in a hospital.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi addresses a viewer's concerns over consuming fruit with diabetes. The prostate cancer expert advises that the diabetic patient should be aware of the fruit that they are eating and the amount of sugar and those fruits.
With a recent report advising pregnant women to not eat tuna fish, prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi describes the implication of these findings.
Answering a viewer’s questions about daily nausea, David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital addresses the cause of the feeling. Dr. Samadi advises that if the nausea is caused by stomach acid, diet changes should be made before taking medication.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses a new sleeping pill that will be on the market soon. The prostate cancer expert talks about the dangers of taking sleeping pills and suggests other, natural sleep aids such as herbal supplements or lifestyle changes to aid in sleep.
World-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses a new study suggesting that salt can be good for you. The prostate cancer expert advises to not listen to the study and to still limit your salt intake.
In response to a new study that unveiled that alcohol abuse is on a rapid rise, Dr. David Samadi comments on the implications of this finding. The robotic prostate surgeon reminds viewers that while an occasional drink can have benefits, it is dangerous to consume large amounts of alcohol.
A recent study has found that fortified cereals may be dangerous to children’s health. Robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert Dr. Samadi comments on the findings, noting that children are now getting too much vitamin A, niacin, and zinc, which could cause other health issues.
In response to a recent finding that many young people are using hookahs, robotic prostate surgeon Dr. David Samadi discusses the practice. While many users of the hookah believe that it is safer than smoking cigarettes, Dr. Samadi warns that it is not.
With diabetes diagnoses on the rise, robotic prostate surgeon and NY urologist, Dr. Samadi comments on the condition and the national concern over the health condition. There are 29.1 million Americans with diabetes and 86 million Americans that are pre-diabetic.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery discusses the differences between a cold and allergies. With symptoms of both cold and allergies being shared often times it is difficult to know the difference. Dr. Samadi reminds viewers that it is the length of time that the symptoms have been present that make the difference.
New York prostate surgeon David B. Samadi, MD, describes the addictiveness of cigarettes and the damage that it causes to your health.
In response to the recent claims of Dr. Oz's that have come under scrutiny, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, says that doctors on television need to be careful what they present. Dr. Samadi says that although Dr. Oz has good intentions when trying to help viewers lose weight, there is no magic pill when it comes to weight loss.
When considering heart disease, exercise is an important component to prevention and management. Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, comments on the opinion that heart disease is being overtreated with medication. Instead, the robotic prostate surgeon suggests making lifestyle changes in diet and exercise for the management of the disease.
Prostate cancer expert David B. Samadi, MD offers tips for maintaining health while aging. To keep the mind, heart and bones healthy, Dr. Samadi says stay active both physically and mentally. He also recommends getting enough sleep as it helps maintains cognitive skills and taking vitamins B12.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses viewer concerns over sunburn. In a study by Brown, it was found that having five or more blistering sunburns increased the chance of melanoma in adulthood by 80%. To prevent skin cancer, Dr. Samadi recommends always wearing sunscreen with SPF 50.
Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, Dr. Samadi discusses the procedures taken when responding to an automobile accident. For emergency responders, the most important measure taken is to ensure the airway of the passenger is open, spine stabilization, checking for whiplash, and assessing the rest of the body for injuries.
Addressing a viewer's concerns over weight loss, prostate cancer expert David Samadi, MD, says that you should visit a doctor to determine the cause of the weight loss. There are many reasons a person could be experiencing rapid weight loss, and it is important to have a doctor's examination as cancer could be the cause of the weight loss.
With the growing popularity of gluten-free diets, NY robotic surgeon Dr. David Samadi, answers questions about these diets changes. The prostate cancer expert advises that if a person does not have celiac disease, they should not remove gluten from their diet. Instead, consult with a physician about the diet that is right for you.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses the importance of having a primary care physician. Dr. Samadi emphasizes that having a regular doctor is important for screening purposes and continuity of care.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, talks about the importance of protecting skin from the sun.
In light of the recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef, Dr. Samadi reminds viewers of proper food handling. When cooking with meat, the robotic prostate surgeon warns against cross-contamination and advises to cook meat to the proper temperature.
Addressing concerns over swollen feet, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, advises viewers to not ignore these symptoms. The robotic prostate surgeon urges people to see a doctor about this condition and to not self-diagnose.
Robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, discusses the dangers of heavy consumption of alcohol. The CDC recommends that women have no more than eight drinks per week, and men have no more than 15 per week.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi discusses the ways to get more vitamin D into your diet. A Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to several medical conditions, including prostate cancer, breast cancer, and now chronic pain. Many Americans are vitamin D deficient and need to increase intake through either supplements or certain foods.
New York urologist and robotic prostate surgeon, David Samadi, MD, explains the implications of a swollen groin. For many that visit the prostate cancer expert, a swollen groin could mean a number of things including hernia, kidney stones, penile or testicular cancer, problems with the lymph nodes, or an STD infection. Dr. Samadi recommends visiting a doctor if groin pain does not go away.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, discusses a new study that may lead to an alternative treatment of depression. The study found that the natural hormone ghrelin, also known as the hunger hormone, could be used to help the body fight symptoms of depression.
Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, Dr. Samadi discusses the growth of bacteria on earbuds. Although the ear canal creates optimal conditions for bacteria growth, there is not a risk of infection while using earbuds. The robotic surgeon does advise to clean earbuds before use.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, discusses a new study linking mouthwash to cancer. The prostate cancer expert explains that there is alcohol in mouthwash that is possibly causing oral cancer. Dr. Samadi reminds viewers good oral hygiene habits which include brushing and flossing are the best way to keep bacteria out of the mouth.
David B. Samadi, MD, robotic prostate surgeon talks about a recent study stating marinating beef in beer before grilling could reduce the risk of cancer. Dr. Samadi explains that cooking the meat at a high temperature with charcoal increases the chances of contaminating the meat with carcinogens. Instead, the prostate cancer expert recommends cooking beef over low heat and for a longer period of time.
Although many believe eczema is a childhood ailment, it is a chronic condition that continues into adulthood. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, talks about the condition. For those suffering from eczema, Dr. Samadi suggests making diet changes, staying away from irritants, and keeping the skin hydrated.
Dr. David B. Samadi, prostate cancer expert and robotic surgeon weighs in on the issue of prescription drugs, the over prescribing of them, and self medicating among the population. The robotic prostate surgeon urges people to talk to their pharmacist when taking medications.
As Spring begins, preparations for the allergy season ahead are already being made. David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses the impact of the winter precipitation on allergy season and caring for allergy symptoms.
Dr. Samadi, NY urologist and robotic prostate surgeon, addresses a viewer's concern over constipation. When dealing with this ailment, Dr. Samadi advises to consider dehydration, fiber intake and disease.
With the growing trend moving away from flouride intake, many dentists and doctors, including urologist and robotic prostate surgeon David Samadi, MD, are concerned about the implications of removing this mineral. Fluoride is beneficial to the teeth as it helps protect against cavities.
New York prostate cancer surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD describes the importance of getting 7 uninterrupted hours of sleep a night. Hormonal changes are known to be caused by a lack of sleep. Dr. Samadi emphasizes good sleep habits, including sleeping in a dark room, going to sleep at the same time each night, and getting a consistent amount of sleep each night.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, answers questions about frequent urination at night. The prostate specialist advises men to see their urologist if they wake up more than once at night to urinate. An enlarged prostate could be the cause of frequent urination.
Although it may not seem likely, men also suffer from “women's diseases” such as osteoporosis and breast cancer. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, speaks about the importance of visiting the doctor for men and being aware of all the health issues that can arrive in both sexes.
Certain foods are known triggers of migraine headaches. Dr. Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon and NY urologist, explains that certain vitamins and supplements, including CoQ10, magnesium and riboflavin, can cure headaches.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, discusses the dangers of eating too much protein. While protein is good for your health, too much animal protein introduces too much fat into the diet. The robotic prostate surgeon recommends the consumption of plant protein and fish.
New York robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the importance of monitoring blood pressure, knowing your numbers, and the dangers of not managing this “silent killer.” When considering blood pressure, Dr. Samadi insists on looking at all factors, including genetics, ethnicity, lifestyle and diet.
After a recent report stating that stethoscopes carry more bacteria than a physician's hand, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses hygiene in the hospital.
A new study has linked the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy to ADHD in children. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, advises pregnant women to not take medications without consulting a doctor. Dr. Samadi says to take this type of medication to reduce a fever, which can be very dangerous during pregnancy, but to not take it for headache or pain as it can affect the baby's development.
David B Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, speaks about Bob Costa's eye infection while covering the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The robotic prostate surgeon discusses types of eye infections, treatment, and how to prevent infection.
As we are experiencing one of the harshest winters in a long time, robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. Samadi, brings awareness to seasonal depression. Winter conditions can lead to depression as it can cause unbalanced hormones, lowered seratonin levels, and vitamin D deficiencies.
Answering a viewer's question, David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC,gives advice on how to treat a nosebleed. He also describes when a patient should see a doctor and when concern is needed.
According to New York robotic prostate surgeon, David Samadi, MD, the type of water to drink is tap water used with a carbon-activated filter. Dr. Samadi says that although distilled water has contaminants removed, too many minerals are also removed. Go to water.epa.gov to check the water quality in your area.
In the last five years, heroine use has increased by 80%. Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, comments on this change in the profile of an addict. For many heroine users today, the addiction starts with prescription pain killers with the dependency growing and then driving the user to heroine, a cheaper and highly addictive alternative. Dr. Samadi discusses the importance of talking to your children about addiction and the over prescribing of these gateway drugs.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, emphasizes the importance of healthy oral hygiene habits. Due to bacteria that enters the body through bacteria in plaque, there is a higher incidence of heart disease in people with gum disease.
Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. Samadi discusses the use of testosterone treatments. Dr. Samadi advises men to visit a urologist to have their prostate examined and a PSA test before starting testosterone treatments.
With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi disagrees that these are a healthy alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA and there are varying amounts of nicotine and chemicals in them. As they are appealing to the teenagers, the robotic surgeon believes that they are reintroducing smoking to the younger generation.
Amid reports of another cruise ship returning early due to a norovirus outbreak on board, Dr. David Samadi, NY robotic prostate surgeon, discusses the event. In the U.S there are 20 million people a year that are infected with the norovirus bug. The virus is very contagious and can live on many surfaces. The prostate cancer expert comments on the actions of the cruise ship crew and treatment of the virus.
New York robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD discusses changes to food nutrition label that the FDA has proposed. In terms of general health and wellness, the world renowned robotic surgeon says that a color coding system for food could be effective, but people need to be very aware of their diet to make changes to their health and weight.
New York Urologist and robotic surgeon Dr. David Samadi talks about eating healthy. To begin to make changes to your diet, the doctor suggests swapping unhealthy items with healthy food choices.
David B. Samadi, MD, robotic prostate surgeon, talks about the use of over-the-counter medications for certain conditions, such as heartburn and acid reflux. When taking medications, it is always best to consult with your doctor to ensure the proper care and treatment of symptoms.
World-renowned robotic surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, describes the dangers of heavy drinking. Among the many dangers of alcohol consumption is damage to the brain. Heavy drinking over a prolonged period of time will damage brain function and interfere with a person's ability to communicate.
Dr. Samadi, NYC robotic prostate surgeon, warns people of the dangers of taking acetaminophen. This common pain killer can cause liver damage or liver failure as it can easily accumulate in the body system. The doctor warns of the especially high risk of liver damage when consuming alcohol with acetaminophen in the system.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses the use of over-the-counter laxatives and the dangers of taking this medication. It is recommended that these are taken once a day for three days. Dr. Samadi urges people to read the instructions on over-the-counter laxatives and to see a doctor to find the underlying cause of constipation symptoms.
On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General warning the American public of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, Dr. David Samadi, urologist and robotic surgeon, discusses the impact of this. The doctor discusses the dangers of smoking, including the risk of lung cancer along with cancer of the bladder and kidneys. Dr. Samadi also urges people to use the smoking hotline 1-800 QUIT NOW, if they or someone they know is looking to quit smoking.
Dr. David Samadi, New York robotic prostate surgeon, discusses the fad diet known as the “Paleo Diet.” Although there are some beneficial healthy eating habits that are a part of this plan, Dr. Samadi concludes that this diet is too fatty and that there is not one diet that is good for every person. The doctors suggests that a person visit a dietician to establish an individualized diet plan to get the best diet results.
New York urologist and robotic surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses the benefits of a new test still in the trial stages that will test whether an illness is caused by a bacteria or virus. This new test will test a patient's blood sample and give results in about one hour, an advantage over the current 12-hour waiting period for similar testing.
With the cold weather the nation has been experiencing, David Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, warns viewers of the dangers of these frigid temperatures. Among the dangers of being exposed to such cold temperatures are frostbite and hypothermia. Warning signs and treatment are also reviewed.
In light of testing a needle-free vaccine, Dr. Samadi, NY robotic prostate surgeon, highlights the advantages that a vaccine without a needle could have. The new vaccines would be administered through a patch, which will better preserve vaccines and be less painful for patients.
In light of a new study on the effects of energy drinks on the heart, Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, discusses the findings. Energy drinks are not regulated by the FDA, which has lead to a wide variety of unregulated caffeine amounts in each drink. The effect of increased heart rate caused by this high amount of caffeine can actually damage the heart.
With growing national awareness of the negative effects of trans fats, the FDA is looking to eliminate the ingredient from foods. Dr. Samadi, New York urologist and robotic surgeon, talks about achieving a healthier population by eliminating trans fats and thus reducing heart disease.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, describes the spleen's function in the body. The necessity of the organ is discusses along with the dangers of a ruptured spleen.
After the recent release of the former Vice President's book about his experience with heart disease and heart surgery, Dr. Samadi, world-renown robotic surgeon, discusses heart disease. Dr. Samadi addresses the influence certain factors, such as family history and smoking, has on the likelihood of having heart disease. Also on topic is the role technology plays in health care.
David B. Samadi, MD, New York robotic prostate surgeon, weighs in on the health benefits of drinking tea. While there are still studies being conducted, it has been found that the vitamins, flavanoids, and antioxidants in tea have positive effects on bone health, behavior, concentration, and can even reduce the risk of cancer, including prostate cancer.
When diagnosed with an ulcer, diet plays a major role in care and treatment of the condition. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, explains the importance of staying healthy and making diet changes, such as avoiding acidic foods, to care for a gastric ulcer.
NY urologist and robotic prostatectomy expert, David B. Samadi, MD talks about news regarding the FDA phasing out the use of antibiotics in meat. In the U.S., 80% of antibiotics are used on beef cows. Dr. Samadi discusses the long-term effects of this antibiotic usage.
New York prostate surgeon and robotics expert, David B. Samadi, MD advocates for changes in diet and healthier eating in the long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases. Treatment of autoimmune diseases traditionally involved steroids to temporarily relieve symptoms, but new approaches to are looking to stop immune cells from attacking the body system.
After a fourth case of meningitis has been reported on a second U.S. campus, David Samadi, MD discusses the situation and the health concerns of the public. Dr. Samadi advises college students and parents of college students to seek medical attention if headache, high fever, or stiff neck are experienced. Meningitis tends to spread among people in close contact, such as on a college campus, and can have very severe effects if not treated in its early stages.
David B. Samadi, MD, comments on research about the health risks of cell phone usage and radio frequency waves. Some experts advise holding a cell phone at least two inches away from the head. Dr. Samadi suggests that texting may be a healthier option and that children should avoid cell phone use.
Dr. David Samadi talks about how to get your body back on track after indulging in the holiday meal. Discussed is what to eat the next day and the benefit of going to the gym and drinking lots of water.
David Samadi, MD, discusses the importance of sleep as a possible cure for depression. A new study found curing insomnia may help depression. Dr. Samadi speaks of how insomnia is now more identified as a disease, rather than a symptom. He talks about the dangers of not getting enough sleep on overall health. Also on topic is the possibility that if insomnia is cured then medication for depression may not have to be prescribed.
David B. Samadi, MD, explains new guidelines for high cholesterol risk factors that now say use of cholesterol lower drugs, statins, should be determined based on heart disease risk factors. Roughly one in three American adults have high cholesterol. Increased exercise and diet improvements are suggested as the best starting point for managing cholesterol. Statin side effects are also discussed.
David Samadi, MD, shares the results of 24 major studies indicating that vitamins do not help in the prevention of heart disease or cancer. He highlights vitamins that are still considered useful, such as Vitamin D and Calcium, which can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dr. Samadi also mentions vitamins to avoid, those shown to increase risk of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/SamadiMD
New York prostate cancer surgeon and robotics expert, David B. Samadi, MD, joins the Today Show’s Matt Lauer and Al Roker to discuss the importance of prostate cancer screening and the PSA test. Dr. Samadi, Lauer’s long-time urologist, performs prostate exams - DREs (digital rectal exams) - on Matt and Al, demonstrating how quick and painless the test really is. In just 34 seconds Dr. Samadi can detect any irregularities in the prostate. Learn more about prostate cancer screening with David B. Samadi, MD at http://www.roboticoncology.com/
David B. Samadi, MD, discusses how untreated infections can ultimately spread to the blood. The risk of septic shock comes when the immune system kicks into overdrive and fights healthy cells and organs in addition to the infection. Early treatment is critical, stresses Dr. Samadi, as sepsis is deadly in 75 percent of cases.
Dr. David Samadi answers viewer questions about the health risks of changing the clocks back one hour for Daylight Saving Time. In the fall, he says, there may actually be health benefits gained by an extra hour of sleep. The spring clock change is associated with greater health risks, including increased risk of migraines and even heart attack.
The FDA recently highlighted a major shortage in prescriptions drugs. David B. Samadi, MD, reassures viewers that the FDA is pressuring drug manufacturers to increase production to meet demand. A new drug-sharing website is now available to hospitals in attempt to rectify regional drug shortages. Dr. Samadi strongly encourages patients not to purchase drugs online from overseas.
Deadly flu complications in children are discussed in this segment. Dr. David Samadi talks about medical complications associated with the flu, such as pneumonia. The CDC recommends flu shots for everyone over the age of six months. Dr. Samadi clarifies that the flu shot is not a live virus vaccination, but the nasal spray is. You will not get the flu from the nasal spray, but you might experience minor symptoms. He also stresses that there is no data proving a connection between the flu shot and autism.
A new study suggests that eating a handful of almonds may be the perfect snack. Dr. Samadi shares that almonds are an excellent source of protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins. New research suggests that snacking on a handful of almonds each day could reduce risk of heart disease by 50% and even shrink belly fat.
David Samadi, MD explains the causes of heart palpitations. Stress, coffee, and dehydration are leading causes of heart palpitations, and are not typically cause for alarm. You should discuss heart palpitations with your doctor and explain how and when they occur. More than six heart palpitations per minute warrants a call to your doctor.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this segment Dr. Samadi discusses the connection between BPA found in plastic bottles and breast cancer. The FDA is now regulating the absence of BPA in baby bottles and baby products.
David Samadi, MD talks about the recent salmonella outbreak that has affected more than 300 people across 20 plus states. Patients must be cautious about dehydration following a salmonella infection. A salmonella infection can take 2-3 days to result in symptoms and often goes away on its own.
Feeling cold when those around you are warm could be a sign of hypothyroidism. Women, especially those over 60, are most likely to have hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones can easily be tested, explains Dr. Samadi. Medication and diet can be used to manage thyroid conditions.
A new report suggests beer may actually be good for your health. The high silicon content in beer can help bone growth. Beer may also lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and possibly certain cancers. Fiber and antioxidants in beer are also beneficial. Dr. Samadi explains that one 12 oz. can of beer, no more than five days per week, may provide some health benefits.
Dr. Samadi discusses recent statistics about breastfeeding among new moms. In the U.S., only 16 percent of U.S. babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months. Dr. Samadi highlights the health benefits of breast milk, particularly in the first few days of a baby’s life.
Dr. Samadi encourages viewers to eat more blueberries and red grapes by sharing their many health benefits. Blueberries help with urinary tract infections (UTIs), boosting immunity, digestion, memory, and even reducing belly fat.
Dr. Samadi shares a recent study that found omega-3s, the acids found in fatty fishes and nuts, do not boost brain function later in life. They can help reduce inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and can also help with depression. A separate study showed high doses of omega-3 fatty acid can increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by as much as 70 percent.
Fall allergies are primarily caused by mold and ragweed that is loaded with pollen. It’s also possible for environmental allergies triggered by ragweed to cause temporary food allergies. Dr. Samadi explains how histamines trigger allergic reactions, plus some tips for reducing exposure.
A new study indicates that eating breakfast may not help you lose weight. Dr. Samadi clarifies that the body needs a complete breakfast to prevent sugar drops and carbohydrate consumption later in the day. He recommends coffee, antioxidants, berries, fiber, fruit, oatmeal, and other healthy choices.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and a new study suggests it could be preventable. Dr. Samadi shares the seven secret codes to improving your lifestyle for heart health: A – plenty of Activity, B – control Blood pressure, C – monitor Cholesterol, D – healthy Diet, E – End smoking, F – fat and obesity prevention, and G – reduce Glucose level and sugar consumption.
Dr. Samadi talks about the prevalence of metals in lipstick formulas, including cadmium, cobalt, aluminum, copper, nickel, and chromium. Many of these metals are linked to dangerous health conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancers. Those who reapply lipstick 10-15 times per day may be at risk, but a moderate 3-4 times per day is believed to be safe.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 35 million Americans and is the most common gastrointestinal issue. IBS symptoms are discussed, as well as treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Stress, dairy, and fatty foods are named as triggers for IBS. Dr. Samadi explains the difference between IBS and inflammatory bowel diseases such as chrohn’s disease and ulcerative bowel disease.
Dr. Samadi discusses new research indicating that obesity and associated secondary problems account for 18% of all deaths. Obesity is defined in this segment, as well as the dangers of excess belly fat.
Dr. Samadi discusses heart disease, the number one killer in men and women, and George W. Bush’s recent heart surgery. Angioplasty and cardiac stents are used to treat blocked arteries in the heart. The Mediterranean diet and regular exercise can help improve heart health, but may not prevent the need for a stent. Those with cardiac risk factors and highly active lifestyles should undergo stress tests to monitor heart wellness.
Doctors prescribing 'health bucks' to help families buy produce. The prescription is based on specific needs of each patient and includes customized diet that helps to develop healthy lifestyle and prevent diseases.
In light of Alex Rodriguez’s steroid scandal, Dr. Samadi discusses shocking findings that nearly 2 million teens have used anabolic steroids. Steroids affect muscles, the heart, risk of liver cancer, fertility, and even male and female characteristics.
Dr. Samadi explains the incurable herpes simplex 1 virus that causes painful cold sores. He advises using Zovirax cream as soon as you sense the onset of a cold sore. He also encourages eating yogurt and other foods rich in Lichen. Lichen tablets are also available. Avoid chocolate, cocoa, and rice during an outbreak.
Dr. Samadi provides tips for monitoring blood pressure and assessing fluctuations in blood pressure. Managing blood pressure and taking medication properly are crucial to preventing stroke. Diet, stress, sleep issues, and other lifestyle factors can impact blood pressure, as well.
Dr. Samadi discusses recent high temps and the impact of heat index on the body’s ability to sweat and stay cool. Avoid hyperthermia with air conditioning, cool showers, and plenty of ice water. Caution should be taken with the elderly and children. Dr. Samadi reminds that leaving children in the car is extremely dangerous.
Nearly 60 million Americans take aspirin every day to prevent heart attack and stroke but a new study finds it may not fully effective for everyone. Are you part of the group that responds to aspirin or not? Is aspirin for everyone? Watch the video to learn more...
New trend in the weight loss battle - does cleansing have medical benefits?
Is a well balanced diet based on fresh fruit and vegetables more beneficial than cleansing? Dr. Samadi suggests his own longevity formula. Watch the video to learn more...
The primary function of carbohydrates, "carbs," is to provide energy for the brain and nervous system. Foods high in carbohydrates include white bread, pasta, white rice, cereals, and potatoes. Research finds that foods high in carbohydrates can make you feel hungry shortly after eating and create blood sugar swings, which lead to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and other health complications.
Millions of American men take fish oil dietary supplements that are abundant with Omega-3 to improve overall health, reduce cholesterol and heart disease risks, and other benefits. A new study links large fish oil consumption with an increased risk of developing lethal prostate cancer. Men that take fish oil supplements should consider it a medication and the daily dosage amounts should be discussed with a doctor. Normal fish oil dosages can improve a man's health; however, high dosages can lead to prostate cancer. Watch the video to learn more about safely incorporating fish oil with Omega-3 in your diet.
Dr. Samadi discussion alarming new research showing 1 in 5 teens has suffered from a traumatic brain injury. Even more severe than concussions, these under-reported brain injuries can impact school performance and social interactions, and can even lead to increased use of drugs and alcohol.
Hepatitis C is a silent killer and leading cause of liver disease. Dr. Samadi urges those born between 1945-1965, those who received a blood transfusion prior to 1992, and those who used injectable drugs to be screened for Hepatitis C. There is a cure for this disease, but untreated it accounts for 30% of liver transplants.
With high temperatures across the country, Dr. Samadi shares tips for remaining healthy during heat waves. High humidity and high heat prevents the body from naturally cooling itself. Drink more water, take cool showers, dress very lightly, and avoid excessive exercise. Watch for dizziness, increased heart rate, and lack of concentration that can indicate dehydration.
Dr. Samadi announces the news that obesity has officially been declared a disease. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States where 1 in 3 adults are considered overweight or obese. There is significant evidence linking obesity and belly fat to various types of cancer and other severe medical conditions.
Dr. Samadi shares findings of a new study on in-flight medical emergencies. The good news is that 50% of flights were found to have a doctor on board and 20% had a nurse. Fainting is the most common issue, often due to low oxygen in the air and dehydration. Dr. Samadi encourages travelers to drink lots of water, not alcohol, and get up and move around during long flights.
Former President George Bush sponsors annual 100k mountain bicycle ride on his ranch in Texas. The event consisting of a challenging mountain bicycle ride with President Bush and US war veterans is symbolic of the courage, spirit, and sacrifices made by people serving our nation.
Dr Samadi world renowned prostate cancer surgeon joins the Fox News team to talk about the health benefits of regular exercise. Exercising three times a week can have dramatic effects on your health such as strengthening your immune system and releasing hormones that you typically receive when eating chocolate.
With so many fad diets and cleanses on the market it's hard to understand the proper components of healthy eating, fortunately Dr David Samadi joins the Fox team to discuss the healthy fats we all love and you need. Its not all burgers and fries, unsaturated fats in salmon, avocado and olive oil are all very good for your body's ability to absorb vitamins and cell division.
Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss the adverse affects of alcohol consumption and new research that suggest a possible cancer alcohol link. 3% of all cancer deaths may be related to alcohol consumption and alcohol is involved in 75% of domestic violence cases. Dr Samadi urges you as always, to drink in moderation.
Nearly 30% of Americans are suffering from high blood pressure which can lead to heart attack and stroke. Unhealthy lifestyles are primary responsible for this epidemic level of disease and very simple dietary choices can dramatically reduce your risk of serious complications.
Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss successful strategies for those who want to quit smoking. 20% of American adults are addicted to cigarettes and stopping now is the best way to avoid serious long term health issues such as cancer and high blood pressure.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the causes of hearing loss and the various treatments available. There are many preventative steps you can take to preserve the hearing you have and not exposing yourself to noise above 80 db is extremely beneficial.
A new warning from the CDC suggest that many mothers are introducing solid food into their children's diets too early. While baby food is more expensive, it's also designed for growing bodies. The immune system of a child is not fully developed and serving them solid food when the bacteria in their stomach is not fully developed may put them at risk.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox and Friends to recommend springtime check-ups for cholesterol and blood pressure. As always he stresses the importance of regularly tracking your health and maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about the appropriate use of liposuction. As always, Dr Samadi reminds viewers that the most important factor when considering a surgeon for a procedure is their experience.
Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss the rising rates of dementia in the elderly. With cognitive decline generally irreversible we need to deal with Alzheimer's in a preventative way. Diet, exercise, and genetic disposition all play a role in an individuals potential for developing this terrible disease.
Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss new findings that suggest the compound resveratrol, found in red wine has anti aging properties. Found in the skin of grapes, resveratrol activates an enzyme that assists with DNA repair and work is currently underway to develop a daily supplement.
Dr Samadi shares his thoughts on choosing the best physician for you. Like any relationship communication is incredibly important. Finding a doctor who listens and takes his time is a good measure of his or her professionalism.
A new study out of Germany highlights the fact that humans are living longer and longer thanks to improved sanitation and medicine. As always healthy habits such as a balanced diet and regular exercise can greatly improve your quality of life.
March is colon cancer awareness month, a simple colonoscopy can effectively screen for signs of the otherwise symptomless cancer.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about a landmark study that shows a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of heart disease by 30%. Salmon, nuts, fruits and vegetables can be healthy alternatives to red meat, greatly reducing your risk of heart complication.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the correlation between poor cardiovascular health and lack of sleep. He reminds viewers that a regular schedule that includes between 6 and 8 hours of sleep is ideal.
We're all urged to go out and get exercise over the weekend but sports hernias are a cause for growing concern. A sports hernia is a tear in the muscle structure and surgery is the only option for treatment.
A new observational study links salt consumption and health. The average American consumes 3.6 grams of salt a day, the CDC recommends that we cut that down to 2 grams a day.
Vacation can be relaxing this time of year but you don't want your time off to be spoiled by illness. You can easily avoid common surface transmission with some of these simple tips.
Dr Samadi shares some frightening alcohol statistics and gives valuable information for those who suffer form alcohol addiction.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about the new diet craze sweeping the nation. Many tout the health benefits of going Gluten free but how true are these claims and how easy is it to completely cut gluten from you diet.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about the importance of healthy routines and the best way to maximize the efficiency of every morning.
Caffeine consumption in kids and teens in on the rise thanks to the growing popularity of energy drinks...
With the Super Bowl Sunday Dr Samadi would like to remind avid fans that you can have fun and be healthy by exercising moderation...
We all know the health benefits of fast food are limited but could it be linked to increased rates of asthma? A new study shows asthma rates are roughly 20% higher in individuals who regularly consume fast food.
Dr. Samadi appears on fox news to talk about the various stress relieving properties of your favorite dishes. He goes on to offer helpful advice for indulging in your comfort food while remaining healthy.
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about declining testosterone levels and different tactics for raising yours. Exercise and healthy eating can make a wealth of difference when trying to minimize the natural decline of testosterone with age and in certain cases testosterone supplements can provide amazing results.
Dr. Samadi joins Fox News to discuss the varying health benefits of different types of alcohol. As always Dr Samadi stresses the importance of moderation, however certain studies do suggest that bourbon and tea can help you overcome a cold, wine can help curb the risk of cancer and beer has been associated with a higher resistance to certain viruses.
British researchers release new findings that highlight several risk factors for obesity in children. Dr. Samadi discusses healthy lifestyle choices and the best way to interpret this new formula when making informed decisions regarding your children's health.
Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about a shocking new study that draws a strong connection between unemployment and an elevated risk of heart attacks. While a variety of factors contribute to this statistic there are steps you can take to minimize your risk factors.
Dr Samadi discusses a new survey that indicates a rising numbers of teens are using muscle enhancers. He explores the health implications associated with this practice and concerns he has about teens worried only about looking fit.
Dr David Samadi appears on Sunday Housecall and debunks some of the more common flu shot myths in an effort to educate people on the benefits of getting vaccinated.
Dr Samadi joins Fox News to talk about healthy sleeping habits and foods that will help you get a good nights sleep. Milk, turkey, tea and cherries all can assist in relaxing your body to ease you into healthy sleeping habits.
Dr Samadi, world renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon, appears on Fox News to talk about the importance of communication with your Doctor. He stresses the value of a patients medical history and how knowing one's family medical history can be extremely helpful when diagnosing and treating a patient.
Dr Samadi appears of Fox News to talk about the signs of Heart Disease, the leading cause of death in American men and women. He explores the various ways to interpret your risk factors and the best steps for minimizing them.
With Halloween right around the corner, Dr. David Samadi offers up advice on minimizing the unhealthy elements associated with the holiday.
A new study suggests that the value of a yearly physical may be overstated for healthy adults. Dr. David Samadi discusses the importance he places on these yearly visits and the inherent worth of a preventative care model of medicine.
It's flu season and Dr. Samadi has great tips for avoiding common causes of infection. Cleaning your cell phone, avoid coughing into your hands, there are many common sense steps that can dramatically limit your exposure to bacteria.
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about newly released statistics that indicate the average level of cholesterol is starting to drop. He explores the function and behavior of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol and outlines steps you can take to lower yours.
Dr. Samadi addresses the growing number of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders and doles out advice on overcoming the affliction.
Dr. Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the link between stress and health. He offers simple tips to promote a healthy lifestyle by limiting stress.
Dr. David Samadi discusses a new study linking smoking to memory loss as well a host of other health problems.
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, encourages adults over age 60 to get a flu shot and shingles vaccine shot on the same day.
Prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, talks about the prevalence of nut allergies in kids. Up 18% over the last decade, peanut allergies affect 8% of kids in the U.S.
World-renowned prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, highlights some exciting new changes in how emergency room doctors are diagnosing and treating children.
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon discusses the many different types of milk and the health benefits associated with each.
Leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, talks about the dreaded freshman 15 and suggest low calorie options, regular exercise, and adequate sleep as the best prevention strategies for weight gain.
Dr. David Samadi, the nation’s top prostate cancer surgeon, stresses the importance of addressing high blood pressure at the cause.
Dr. Samadi, world renowned prostate cancer expert talks about the latest batch of contaminated cantaloupe hitting the shelves and common sense when it comes to keeping a clean kitchen.
Dr. Samadi discusses the new push by fast food chains to offer healthier alternatives for the diet conscious customer on the go.
Dr. David Samadi talks about foods that are beneficial to the largest organ, the skin.
Dr. David Samadi discusses a new study exploring the health effects of egg yolks and compares it's effect to that of cigarettes.
Dr. David Samadi, gives a quick rundown of the most important vitamin supplement for men and women. He encourages women to take extra Calcium and Vitamin D.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, gives a quick checklist of small changes you can make each day for a big impact on your weight loss efforts.
Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer surgeon, touches on new research exploring the use of nanotechnology for disease detection in breath.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, provides a warning against seeking medical advice online for purposes of self-diagnosis.
Dr. David Samadi, urges viewers to have more sex to lower their risk of prostate cancer.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon, answers a viewer email regarding chronic lyme disease and its neurological affects. The viewer sites years of lyme disease symptoms including ADHD, OCD, and a significant impact on mood and anxiety level.
Dr. David Samadi, world prostate cancer expert, runs through a quick list of foods that help you sleep better. Anything that increases your tryptophan and melatonin levels is encouraged.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, shares some tips and cautions about prepackaged health foods. He reminds viewers that all natural products like water, fruit, and veggies are always best.
Dr. David Samadi, leading NY prostate surgeon, cautions viewers about the dangers of exercising in high heat conditions and during a high heat index. Dehydration, exhaustion, and heat stroke are among the major concerns.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, gives men advice on dealing with and reducing stress. Men indicate finances, family, relationships, and job stability as their top causes of stress.
Dr. David Samadi, top prostate cancer expert, talks about infertility issues in women under thirty. Infertility is diagnosed in women who are unable to achieve pregnancy after one year.
Top prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the prevalence of sleep aids and prescriptions such as Ambien.
Dr. David Samadi, explains a dangerous new tick that can cause a permanent meat allergy with its bite. Brown or tan in color, the Lone Star Tick has a white spot on its back and is usually found in the Eastern and Southern U.S.
Fox News Medical A-Team members Dr. David Samadi and Dr. Marc Siegel discuss the occurrence of night sweats; a condition often associated with menopause in women and andropause in men. Night sweats can also be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or a thyroid condition.
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, warns about potential spray tan dangers. While believed to be safer than traditional tanning booths that can cause skin cancer, research now indicates that spray tans could also present a health risk.
Fox 5 Medical A-Team member and prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, explains the differences between dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo. The sensation of movement or dizziness when at rest can be indicative of a more severe medical condition, especially if accompanied by weakness or changes in facial sensation.
A rainbow diet can help reduce belly fat, says Dr. David Samadi, top robotic prostatectomy surgeon. This summer, choose foods that reduce bloating and excess belly fat such as summer squash, zucchini, grapes, grapefruit, watermelon, and cucumber.
Prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi discusses a new observational study that shows that men who are circumcised at an early age may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer later in life than those who are not.
Dr. David Samadi shares findings from a recent observational study showing an increased risk of death among adults taking sleeping pills. Sleep aids are commonly prescribed for insomnia related to sleep apnea, stress, depression, and reflux issues.
Prostate cancer specialist Dr. David Samadi shares exciting news about a new wireless drug chip implant currently in a trial phase with osteoporosis patients. The chip, completely implanted just below the waist, releases medication into the system when activated remotely via radiofrequency.
Prostate cancer specialist, Dr. David Samadi, explains a new laser treatment for eliminating cellulite. The procedure is less invasive and more effective than liposuction for cellulite by targeting the fiber bands that cause the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Dr. Samadi discusses a new, FDA-approved 10-minute flu test. This year's flu season is continuing later than usual, though it most commonly presents as the same two strains as last year, meaning that many people still have immunity.
Typically the flu is diagnosed clinically with consistent symptoms including red eyes, sore throat, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue - all with sudden onset. Tamiflu can be prescribed to speed recovery, which usually takes 7-10 days.
Dr. David Samadi, leading urologist and prostate cancer expert, reviews the facts and myths about male infertility. Heat from saunas, steam rooms, and laptops can negatively impact male fertility by heating the testicles. Alpha blockers such as Flomax and steroids can also affect sperm production and ejaculation.
Leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, expresses concern about the new inhaled caffeine product, AeroShot. The non-FDA-approved product is available over the counter for only $3.00 and Dr. Samadi believes it poses a significant danger to children under 18.
Dr. David Samadi discusses the benefits of combining acupuncture therapy with traditional medicine. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat neck pain, back pain, migraines, and even dental pain.
Part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to restore balance, increase endorphins, and strengthen the immune system. Studies show that those who believe in acupuncture treatment reap the most pain relief benefits.
Dr. David Samadi shares a top ten list for achieving and maintaining healthy skin. Topping the list: stop smoking and limit alcohol, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and foods rich in antioxidants, use a good skin care routine for exfoliating, removing make up, and applying sunscreen.
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert, talks about the impact of oral hygiene and oral health on the body's health. There is a particular link between gum disease or periodontal disease and heart disease. Infection in the mouth and gums can become a systemic problem.
Dr. Samadi shares information about the FDA findings of high levels of lead in over 400 brands of lipstick. Currently there are no regulations on the acceptable or safe amount of lead in lipstick.
Dr. David Samadi addresses concerns about sodium intake. Surprisingly, the foods with the most sodium are breads and rolls, pizza, cold cuts and cheese, poultry, and soups. Dr. Samadi warns that too much salt or sodium in our diets can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and high blood pressure.
Dr. David Samadi shares advice on losing weight or maintaining weight through metabolism boosters.
Leading robotic oncologist, Dr. David Samadi, comments on the pros and cons of artificial sweeteners. There is some question as to whether or not artificial sweeteners cause cancer. Dr. Samadi states that this is unproven in humans.
Leading robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, responds to recent article that some doctors may be keeping secrets from patients. He addresses each topic as follows: Over-testing, antibiotic overuse, CPR's limited effectiveness, and the fact that stress tests provide limited information.
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, discusses alternative, drug-free tips for migraine relief. Lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on reducing migraine symptoms. He suggests increasing sleep and exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, drinking more coffee, replacing magnesium, and trying natural remedies such as Riboflavin, which is Vitamin B2, and Coenzyme Q10.
Leading prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, reminds patients of the importance of Botox safety. Botox injections, used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles by relaxing the muscles, should never be given in a spa setting or other non-medical location.
In wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, shares good news that a weekly date night with your partner is good medicine. It strengthens your commitment to one another, helps keep things new and fresh, and helps de-stress. He also gives some hints about the top ten gifts for women and the top ten gifts for men.
A New prostate cancer study from Duke Cancer Institute found a significant increase in prostate cancer risk among men with heart disease. The study, originally designed to test the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) drug Avodart for the prevention of prostate cancer, found a prostate cancer risk increase of 24% after two years with coronary artery disease. A staggering 74% increased risk was found after four years of heart disease in men.
Leading urologist and prostate expert, Dr. David Samadi, explains that erectile dysfunction (ED) medications may be psychologically addictive, but are not physically addictive. ED medication should always be taken with caution, at a doctor's recommendation and from a trusted pharmacy.
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer surgeon, talks to viewers about the causes of back pain and backaches and suggests tips for reducing daily stress on the back. Sitting for prolonged periods, carrying heavy purses, and wearing heels and flips flops are among the contributors to back pain.
Flavonoids, found in foods such as carrots and celery, can reduce colon cancer risk, says Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer expert.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, discusses a new study suggesting the potential danger of microwaved popcorn. One study indicated the possibility that the bag containing microwave popcorn may emit dangerous PFCs that could weaken the effects of childhood vaccines.
New memory loss research is presented by Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer expert. A recent study found that men are more likely to experience memory loss earlier than women, in the form of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dr. Samadi explains that dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a spectrum of disorders that affect the brain.
Dr. Samadi, robotic prostatectomy expert, shares positive news for men with heart disease. With a doctor's clearance, men who are able to climb two flights of stairs without becoming winded or experiencing pain, can safely resume sexual activity. This recommendation comes from the American Heart Association, who found that engaging in sex does not put a significant strain on the heart.
Robotic oncologist, Dr. David Samadi, clarifies the difference between gluten allergies and celiac disease. Celiac, an autoimmune disease, is the result of the body producing antibodies to gluten. An allergy to gluten or a gluten sensitivity can be more easily managed by avoiding foods that contain gluten such as wheat, barley, and rye.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH, refers to the condition of an enlarged prostate in men, explains Dr. David Samadi, leading prostate cancer expert. BPH can lead to acute urinary retention as the enlarged prostate begins to block the urinary stream.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, praises the benefits of coffee consumption while discussing new coffee-based research from China. A known antioxidant, coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by as much as 50 percent.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic oncologist and prostate cancer expert, discusses low testosterone signs and risks. Sometimes referred to as male menopause, the gradual and natural decline in production of testosterone occurs normally with age.
According to Dr. Samadi, 31 scientists from around the world have stated that there may in fact be an elevated cancer risk for people making heavy use of cell phones. While no conclusive evidence currently exists, he reminds that when cigarettes were first on the market, we did not have conclusive studies linking them to cancer either. He continues to outline some basic precautions that can help minimize the potential risks of cell phone usage.
Doctor David Samadi of the FOX News Medical A Team makes some simple suggestions for preventing and dealing with hangovers. Dr. Samadi starts off by explaining that hangovers are a direct result of the dehydration one experiences after consuming large amounts of alcohol. He explains that drinking plenty of water before, and while you are consuming alcohol goes a long way towards preventing this.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team explain the connection between emotional states and appetite and what steps people can take to refrain from emotional eating.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team share some useful home remedies for people with slightly raised blood pressure. Dr. Samadi explains that garlic has been a popular medicinal item as far back as ancient Egyptian history. Many studies have shown that it may boost the immune system, help with cardiac issues or even aid in the prevention of some forms of cancer.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team go over some of the pros and cons of the medical apps many smartphone users are beginning to use. According to current projections, up to 500 million smartphone users will be using medical apps of some kind by 2015. Dr. Samadi states that medical apps are the way of the future for both doctors and patients, citing several beneficial examples ranging from appointment scheduling to the remote monitoring of vital signs.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team offer a few quick tips on how to prevent, identify and treat a cold or flu. Dr. Siegel shares that the sudden onset of fever and muscle aches are the most obvious indications of the flu, whereas simple coughing and sneezing are merely cold symptoms.
While there is no real cure for baldness, some treatments are available explains Dr. Samadi, robotic prostatectomy specialist. Male pattern baldness can be treated topically with drugs such as Rogaine, or with daily medication such as Propecia. Both treatments must be continued to maintain hair growth benefits. Dr. Samadi cautions about the potential negative side effects of Propecia, including erectile dysfunction and reduced libido. Drugs such as Propecia can also be very costly.
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert, cautions against use of AEROSHOT Pure Energy, sold as an inhaled caffeine boost. This breathable caffeine delivers 100 mg with each inhaled puff, the same as a large cup of coffee. While the company claims no negative affect on the lungs and discourages use in kids under 12, Dr. Samadi believes there may be other risks associate with usage.
Down syndrome can now be detected as early as 10 weeks gestation through a simple, non-invasive blood test called MaterniT21, explains prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi. This new test is recommended for high-risk moms, including those over age 40.
Brief, 15-20 minute naps are beneficial for patients with sleep apnea or narcolepsy, says Dr. Samadi. Those with sleep problems who suffer from insomnia will not benefit from fragmented sleep during a nap. Also, napping for long periods of time enables deep sleep that could interfere with night time sleep. A short nap, roughly 8 hours after waking, can provide a beneficial reboot for the body and mind.
Dr. David Samadi, explains the importance of thyroid screening in pregnant woman and those of child-bearing age. Thyroid problems are most common in women, particularly those with a family history of thyroid gland issues. A recent study of 500,000 pregnant woman found that 15% had an under active thyroid. Low thyroid issues in pregnant women can increase risk of miscarriage and reduce IQs in children.
Women who suffer from discomfort and cosmetic issues related to varicose veins may benefits from new, less painful procedure says Dr. Samadi, top robotic prostatectomy surgeon. In-office treatment for varicose veins using radiotherapy is an effective alternative to injections in treating smaller veins.
Those who experience persistent acid reflux or heartburn may benefit from advice shared by robotic oncologist, Dr. David Samadi. Heartburn causes include coffee, chocolate, alcohol, smoking, excess weight, and eating a late dinner or eating just before bed.
Dr. Samadi explains that consuming 2 slices of bacon or 1 link of sausage per day increases pancreatic cancer risk by 19%. Doubling that amount increases risk by 38%. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of death globally.
Urologic oncology expert, Dr. David Samadi, along with Dr. Marc Siegel, discusses the potential link between Wi-Fi radiation exposure and sperm damage. While both doctors believe there is not yet enough scientific evidence linking laptop and cell phone usage with infertility, they do recommend taking simple precautions. Dr. Samadi references a prior study about fertility issues and overheated laptops in proximity to the testicles. He reminds viewers that sperm must remain cooler in order to stay healthy and suggests men use common sense with laptops and cell phones. If they feel the device overheating, distance it from the body.
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert, talks with the Fox 5 News Team about the holiday ahead. He encourages families to enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving by adding a mix of healthful options to their traditional turkey fair. Cranberries, spinach, sweet potatoes and even a glass of red wine are foods with great health benefits and are delicious additions to the meal. Start the day off with some exercise and light snacks with fruits and other smart choices. During the meal, take your time and eat slowly to allow proper digestion and avoid overeating.
Moderation is key, says Dr. David Samadi, when it comes to sodium intake. Leading prostate cancer expert, Dr. Samadi, cautions Americans to achieve a healthy balance in their salt consumption. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, but too little can increase cholesterol and triglycerides. Based on the amount of sodium in the processed and fast foods we consume, Dr. Samadi believes we really shouldn’t add salt to our diets. Currently, Americans consume more than double the recommended daily sodium amount.
With the rise in Internet purchases for erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi cautions men about the dangers they may encounter. While medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) is less expensive in other countries, the reality is that 80% of ED drugs sold online are counterfeit, and often dangerous and indistinguishable from the real product. Dr. Samadi provides valuable information about VIPPS, an Internet pharmacy certification. Sites without this seal are not selling certified pharmaceuticals and should be avoided.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, discuss retail superstore, Wal-Mart’s, plans to offer full-service healthcare and medical diagnosis in its retail locations. Their services will include management of chronic disease, prevention, diagnostic testing and acute care services. Wal-Mart intends to use nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants as their primary healthcare givers. As a prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. Samadi foresees the increased demand our aging population will have on the U.S. healthcare system and he believes this new effort by Wal-Mart could be successful. Wal-Mart’s proposal addresses healthcare access and affordability, while relieving the some of the burden on emergency rooms. Dr. Samadi also comments on the profitability aspect for Wal-Mart, pointing out that the convenience of waiting to see the doctor in the middle of a store is sure to lead to additional purchases. Additionally, patients will enjoy ease of having a prescription written and filled all in one visit.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy expert and Fox News Medical A-Team contributor, discusses conflicting studies on the pros and cons of red wine consumption. One study points to the cardiovascular benefits of red wine in reducing heart disease and increasing metabolism in obese men. In contrast, another indicates an increase in breast cancer risk among women consuming red wine. Dr. Samadi assures viewers that, in moderation, the resveratrol found in red wine can be beneficial to our health. Consuming a moderate three glasses per week has shown the ability to reduce diabetes, lower blood pressure and even prolong life.
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, uses Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to share reminders about early screening and treatment options. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of a PSA level baseline test at age 40, with annual follow-ups at age 45. For those men who are high-risk - African Americans, older men, and those with a family history - annual screening should begin earlier.
Dr. David Samadi discusses new guidelines encouraging people to strive for better quality sleep verses more hours of sleep. Historically, we were encouraged to get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep, but greater health benefits may come from the quality of sleep we get. New research indicates a lower risk of high blood pressure in those who routinely achieve deep sleep at night. Dr. Samadi explains that quality sleep allows the brain to rest and the body to restore energy. Both of these are critical in reducing a person's risk of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Good Day New York at Fox News interviews Dr. Samadi, vice chairman of urology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, about the heat waves and how they may lead to hyperthermia. Dr. Samadi discusses symptoms and prevention techniques to avoid organ damage.
Samadi discusses a study that discovered that CT Scans might cause cancer. He explained that CT scans are fairly safe, but usually done with varying radiation levels, which need to be standardized. The scans should be adjusted according to intensity, necessity and individual patient dimensions.
Man who drink coffee regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer. The Harvard study found that the highest coffee drinkers had about 20% lower risk of regular cancer and a 60% of the deadliest form of the disease.
Dr. David Samadi discusses erectile dysfunction (ED), treatment methods, and the condition's link to cardiovascular disease on Fox 5's Good Day New York.
Dr. David Samadi discusses genetic mapping and the role it can play in diagnoses and treatment of various diseases such as cystic fibrosis and breast cancer.
Dr. David Samadi appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss a study that shows that technology overload and excessive multitasking, are damaging our cognitive skills.
Dr. Samadi discusses the benefits of individual vitamins in preventing serious diseases such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and high cholesterol.
China has joined Singapore and the US in banning some food imports from areas of Japan containing high levels of radiation caused by damaged nuclear reactors. Dr. Samadi discusses food safety, radiation levels, and the steps being taken to keep us safe.
A new report has shown that 50% of men could be carriers of human papillomavirus, more commonly called HPV. Dr. David Samadi, discusses how this affects men and what can be done to prevent the spread of the disease.
Being overweight poses a very real health risk and should be an issue taken seriously by everyone. As a general guideline a person's waistline should be their height (in inches) divided by 2, and should be less than 35" for women and 40" for men.
High blood pressure is a serious disease that often goes untreated. It has been called "the silent killer" due to the fact that many people who have it are not aware; and when left untreated it can cause stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision, or death.
Over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Much like prostate cancer, early detection is key to curing the disease. When it is detected early there is a 95% cure rate at 5 years.
Dr. David Samadi discusses a new Swedish study that looked at the sunbathing habits of 40,000 women. The study claims that women who spend time sunbathing have a 30% reduction in diabetes rates, and thus live longer.