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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To all the men who turned 40 this year, get your baseline PSA blood test with your primary doctor or see a urologist. This screening has saved thousands of men from prostate cancer which affects over 233,000 men each year. Get tested.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To all the men who turned 40 this year, get your baseline PSA blood test with your primary doctor or see a urologist. This screening has saved thousands of men from prostate cancer which affects over 233,000 men each year. Get tested.
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Dr. Samadi discusses why the CDC has raised their alert level for the Ebola outbreak found in parts of Africa. He states that while we shouldn't panic, it's important that governments remain cautious about the spread of disease.
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 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.
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.
Prostate cancer expert, David B. Samadi, MD diseases the topic of medical tourism. Speaking directly of a U.S. woman who is traveling to Germany for treatment of her breast cancer, Dr. Samadi tells patients to do their homework before undergoing treatment and to make sure that they will be able to receive follow up treatment after the procedure.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital discusses questions on kidney stones. Dr. Samadi is a world-renowned urology and prostate cancer expert.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery discusses the use of Botox in the treatment of migraine headaches.
In response to the recent ebola outbreak in Africa, Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, explains the illness and if we are at risk in the U.S.
With the outbreak of the Ebola in Africa, Dr. Samadi, NY urologist and prostate cancer expert talks about the state of the Ebola patient in the U.S. Amid fearof the virus spreading in the U.S., Dr. Samadi describes the care needed for these patients and the implications here in the U.S.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, comments on the concern over disease spreading from the influx of illegal immigrants. With illegal immigration, children are not be vaccinated for diseases and are bringing eradicated diseases, such as tuberculosis and measles, into U.S. communities. TO prevent the spread of disease, Dr. Samadi calls for more doctors at the borders.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery discusses Lyme Disease. With as many as 30,000 cases diagnosed a year, the CDC is projecting that there are 300,000 cases that go undiagnosed each year. Dr. Samadi warns of the signs and symptoms of lyme disease including the flu-like symptoms and bull's eye rash.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York talks about reasons that a person’s energy may be low. When treating low-energy patients, Dr. Samadi will check for medical conditions that could cause decreased energy and then suggest certain lifestyle changes for better quality of sleep and thus more energy throughout the day.
Robotic prostate surgeon and NY urologist David Samadi, MD warns parents of the symptoms of whooping cough. He also points out that young infants are susceptible to the condition as vaccination does not occur until they are older.
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, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the growing use of telemedicine. Dr. Samadi, who treats answers patient questions with his site, www.prostatecancer911.com is able to help patients from anywhere without an in-office visit.
While there is a lot of emphasis on screening women for osteoporosis, men are also affected by the condition. New York urologist and prostate cancer expert, Dr. Samadi, discusses the importance of bone density screenings and making lifestyle changes to prevent osteoporosis.
New York urologist and robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the implications of overactive bladder. For men, overactive bladder could indicate an enlarged prostate. If your condition worsens, you should call your board-certified urologist to have your bladder examined.
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 CDC's recent report in the rise in measles cases in the U.S., Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, emphasizes the importance of vaccinations. Some parents are choosing to not vaccinate their children, but with repercussions of bringing back the disease that was eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, Dr. Samadi urges parents to vaccinate their children and to be vaccinated before traveling overseas.
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.
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.
NY prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, discusses a new study that has found that at the measles virus can be used as an agent to kill cancer cells. The study has moved up to a phase 1 trial, where testing has been done on two people. One person is now cancer-free.
With another case of MERS in the US, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, discusses the impact of the disease. The CDC has reported that the virus has not changed and is not easily transmitted. The robotic prostate surgeon also reaffirms that the virus is in fact under control and is not under threat of spreading rapidly.
Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, responds to the FDA's warning about taking aspirin to prevent heart attack. Dr. Samadi explains that if you have not had a heart attack, then you should not take aspirin regularly. He also advises to see a doctor and not to self medicate.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert, comments on the recent emergence of polio. While there are still no cases in the U.S., because of the availability of vaccincations, there are many confirmed cases in the Middle East.
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.
After the Wounded Warrior bike race that was held by President Bush, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, talks about the health issues that returning soldiers face. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an increasingly prevalent condition among soldiers. Dr. Samadi emphasizes the need for proper treatment of these individuals.
With the recent confirmation of the first case of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome), prostate cancer expert and robotic surgeon, Dr. David Samadi describes the implication of this diagnosis. A similar strand of virus to the SARS outbreak, this is an emerging virus that needs to be tracked. Dr. Samadi advises any person that has been to the Middle East recently and has developed a cough to see a doctor.
In response to the many misconceptions and concerns over vaccination, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, discusses the importance of vaccination for public health reasons, and puts to rest the myths that are causing people to not vaccinate their children.
A new report has indicated that aspirin may reduce the risk of colon cancer. New York robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, explains how the presence of the PGDH enzyme is needed in a patient to experience the benefits of aspirin. Dr. Samadi emphasizes that the most important measure of prevention that a person can take is regular colonoscopies after the age of 50.
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.
A new study has found that DNA in mice can be altered to prevent disease development in people. Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi describes the impact that this finding could have on the presence of disease.
Upon the recent FDA approval of an allergy treatment to replace allergy shots, Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, discusses the treatment. The allergy treatment is administered in tablets placed under the tongue and will gradually build an immunity to allergies.
The CDC has reported that the rate of complications from diabetes has declined. Prostate cancer expert and robotic surgeon, David Samadi, MD, explains the impact of this finding.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, discusses a recent study that has found a link between sleep apnea and the occurrence of osteoporosis. Dr. Samadi describes the impact of sleep apnea and suggests treatment for the condition.
In light of a recent observational study investigating a link between skin cancer and erectile dysfunction drugs, robotic prostate surgeons warns of the validity of this study. Speaking on the topic, he reminds viewers that this is an incomplete study and needs further investigation. He also points out that there are other conflicting studies out the topic.
With the current availability of a drug to treat Hepatitis C, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, explains the potential of the drug and its long-term effects on the prevalence of the disease.
Through the use of electric stimulation, people that have suffered a spinal cord injury and are paralyzed now have a chance to gain back mobility. Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi discusses this medical breakthrough and the hope that it brings for the future.
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.
Dr. Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert talks about a viewer's concerns over hair loss related to Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism. Dr. Samadi advises that hair loss could be a result of many factors and that a person should visit a dermatologist and endocrinologist to find the source of the hair loss.
With a new colon cancer test on the horizon, David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York discusses what this means for the prevention and treatment of colon cancer. This test would not replace a colonoscopy, but would help screen for colon cancer by detecting early signs of colon cancer. Each year there are 14,000 people diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S.
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.
Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, speaks about the rising rate of autism diagnoses. In a study released by the CDC, it has been suggested that autism starts with the development of the brain in utero. Dr. Samadi urges parents to be aware of their child's development as early detection of autism can lead to early intervention and better outcome for the child.
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.
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.
World-renown robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, answers questions about kidney donation. Responding to concerns, Dr. Samadi explains the importance of screening before the procedure and knowing your blood type.
As National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week kicks off, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotics at Lenox Hill Hospital, describes the effects of the disease and the impact of the symptoms of MS.
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.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, answers viewer's questions about the shingles vaccine. Dr. Samadi advises that a person is not contagious after having the vaccine. He also discusses the risks of not vaccinating for shingles.
Recognizing National Eating Disorders Week, robotic prostate surgeon Dr. Samadi discusses the disease that affects so many people in the U.S. He discusses the symptoms, psychology, and dangers of the disease. If you know anybody with an eating disorder, or if you suspect you have one, go to www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
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.
With the recent debate over the effectiveness of mammograms, Dr. David Samadi, urologist and robotic prostate surgeon, talks about the importance of early detection in regards to cancer treatment. Whether it is a mammogram or a PSA test, cancer screening can detect cancer early on and increase the chances of survival.
David B. Samadi, MD, prostate cancer expert, explains multiple myeloma after veteran news anchor, Tom Brokaw announces his diagnosis. Dr. Samadi discusses the nature of the cancer, including symptoms, effects on the body and the treatment of this cancer.
In light of the American Heart Association issuing a new warning for women and the risk of stroke, Dr. David B. Samadi, NY urologist and robotic surgeon, gives advice to women. Risks for stroke include blood pressure, high blood pressure during pregnancy, taking birth control pills, and smoking. Dr. Samadi advises to act quickly when somebody is exhibiting the signs of a stroke.
In response to a new study suggesting that women only need mammograms between the ages of 50 and 75 twice a year, world-renowned urologist, Dr. Samadi, discusses the importance of screening for cancer. When considering saving money by minimizing the frequency of pre-cancer testing, Dr. Samadi asks, “What is the price of saving someone's life?” Whether it is a PSA test or mammogram, these tests should be highly valued in our healthcare standards.
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.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer specialist, describes the treatment of a cyst on the kidney. Dr. Samadi says that there are four types of cysts that can occur, each with its own level of treatment. Non-cancerous cysts can be monitored by a urologist. For cancerous cysts, part of the kidney can be removed with laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery.
With 10 million people in the U.S. Suffering from macular degeneration, advances have been made to prevent or restore the vision loss through this condition. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, discusses the condition, risk factors, and caring for your eyes by taking vitamins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David B. Samadi, MD, New York prostate cancer surgeon, discusses the future of a non-invasive imaging to detect blockages in the heart. This new imaging will use a PET scan to recognize any heat which will indicate any plague ruptures in the arteries.
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 2 million of the “baby boomer” generation diagnosed with hepatitis, the CDC has urged for more testing among those born between 1945 and 1965. New York robotic prostate surgeon, David Samadi, MD, emphasizes the importance of discussing risk factors with your doctor and getting tested as this is a virus with very few symptoms.
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.
A new study has been released predicting that the number of Alzheimer's patients will triple by 2050. David Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses the impact of living longer on overall health, including the susceptibility to developing Alzheimer's disease. A test to detect early on if a person is likely to develop the disease is currently in research.
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.
In light of the release of new guidelines for medicating high-blood patients, Dr. Samadi, robotic surgeon and Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, talks about what this means for blood pressure patients. He emphasizes that the guidelines pertain to patients over the age of 60, and was released due to concern over the medication side effects, over prescribing, risks of falls and injury due to falls, and interactions with other medications.
Dr. David Samadi, New York urologist and robotic prostate surgeon discusses news from Germany regarding the potential for treatment of infertility using nanotechnology. With the discovery of this start-up scientific data, there is potential for a future assisting chemotherapy treatment, along with infertility issues in men.
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.
With several cases of the measles virus surfacing, David Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, urges parents to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine. Measles is a highly contagious virus with severe symptoms. Also discussed is the controversy over the MMR vaccine causing autism in children.
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.
Recent studies have found that vitamin D deficiencies could cause damage to several organs, including the brain. Many in the United States have low vitamin D levels. World-renowned urologist Dr. David Samadi talks about the important role the vitamin plays in our body systems. Dr. Samadi urges people to have their vitamin D levels tested as it can help relieve symptoms of many disorders, including reduced inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases.
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.
Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, discusses the importance of a urine test. Results from a urine test can detect certain indications of bladder or kidney cancer and will allow urology experts deliver proper treatment.
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.
During National College Alcohol Awareness Month, Dr. Samadi appears to discuss the long-term effects of drinking among youth. College students are particularly susceptible to alcoholism, leading to a large number of sexual assaults, accidents, and deaths on campuses. Alcohol awareness programs on college and university campuses are highlighted. Dr. Samadi stresses the medical issues associated with excessive drinking and the importance of medical attention when dealing with someone who is intoxicated.
David B. Samadi, MD discusses causes and prevention for diverticulitis. Small pockets in the colon, known as diverticulosis, often occur in older adults and are detected during a colonoscopy. Diverticulitis presents as pain on the lower left side of the abdomen and is caused by infection and inflammation of those pockets. Diverticulitis prevention strategies include diets high in fiber, including fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water.
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.
Dr. Samadi discusses the causes and prevention of heartburn and acid reflux symptoms. When symptoms continue over a long period of time they can increase the risk of throat and esophageal cancer by as much as 78%. A chronic cough can also be caused by reflux. Fatty foods, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and smoking all contribute to excess acid. Dr. Samadi recommends chewing gum and drinking water to help the body process acid more quickly.
Anxiety disorders affect 19 million Americans and anxiety side effects are a common cause of trips to the Internist. Anxiety disorder symptoms are chronic and interfere with daily functioning on a multitude of levels. Dr. Samadi cautions against over-medicating anxiety issues without treating the root cause. He also suggests some natural remedies for anxiety.
Most common in women, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by e-coli entering the bladder. When accompanied by symptoms such as urinary frequency and burning, UTIs must be treated with antibiotics. Dr. Samadi cautions, untreated UTIs can lead to kidney infections and life-threatening blood infections. Prevention: stay hydrated, urinate after sexual activity, and drink cranberry juice or take cranberry tablets.
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.
About 20 million people in the U.S. have gallstones and the majority is unaware of the disease and show no symptoms. In many cases it is incidentally found during ultrasound and catscan. Gallstones form from cholesterol and other things found in bile and are the most common digestive disease. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of gallstones.
New study links anemia to dementia and research is finding that people that have been diagnosed with anemia have nearly 41% higher risk of developing dementia than those who are not. Anemia is a condition where body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Those with anemia do not receive adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues and brain. Learn more how to treat anemia and prevent the side effects of the disease.
The new stomach virus, cyclospora, is making headlines as hundreds of people have contracted the parasite from infected food and water. This virus one of among many food borne illnesses. Cyclospora is not contagious person-to-person and can be treated with antibiotics. Dr. Samadi advises thoroughly scrubbing fruits and vegetables to prevent contraction.
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.
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.
Dr. Samadi expresses concern about the increase in men taking testosterone hormone replacement therapy. A man’s testosterone gradually declines with age, but symptoms of low testosterone include weight gain, fatigue, and low libido. Before starting testosterone therapy, underlying causes of low testosterone should be explored: depression, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and thyroid disease. Low testosterone does not cause prostate cancer, but there is a correlation and PSA levels should be monitored closely.
Despite the fact that 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, it may be an over-treated condition. Dr. Samadi calls for more updated technology in blood pressure monitoring. Currently, testing in a doctor’s office offers only a brief snapshot of blood pressure status. Central blood pressure testing is shown to be more useful and new devices, such as watches, will soon be able to monitor blood pressure around the clock.
Dr. Samadi discusses oral cancer risk factors in light of Michael Douglas’s announcement that his Stage 4 throat cancer was caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). Dr. Samadi confirms that throat cancer is on the rise as the result of HPV transmission. Smoking, alcohol, and chewing tobacco are among other risk factors for throat cancer. Symptoms of throat cancer include ear pain, hoarseness, and dental issues. Douglas is cancer free after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy two years ago.
Dr. Samadi discusses the prevention of osteoporosis with strategies such as weight-bearing exercise, Vitamin D, and calcium. Bone strength is optimized by age 30, so optimizing bone strength early in life is the key. Menopause can also impact bone health. Osteoporosis is diagnosed through a bone density study.
Dr. Samadi discusses the future of managing diabetes. A new form of injectable treatment could be stretched to once every week to ten days, rather than daily. Once injected, microscopic particles could automatically release insulin as it senses the body’s need.
More than 500,000 people go to the emergency room every year for kidney stone problems in the US. 1 and 10 Americans will have kidney stone problems during their lifetime. Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form inside the kidneys. Symptoms of kidney stones include a pain while urinating and back pain. A new study of 85,000 women concludes that exercise, along with reduction in salt and sugar, can reduce the risk of getting kidney stones. Flow Max and ESWL Shock Wave Therapy are used to treat kidney stones.
Dr. Samadi explains the new AUA prostate cancer screening guidelines and how patients should interpret them. Overdiagnosis is a common concern about the PSA test, but Dr. Samadi points out that it shouldn't lead to overtreatment. Elevated PSA levels should be considered in the context of family history and other prostate cancer risk factors, under the guidance of a prostate cancer expert. Dr. Samadi addresses the new guidelines against testing younger men by citing the large volume of men in his own practice with advanced prostate cancer in their early 40s. Dr. Samadi encourages early testing, stating that 30% of prostate cancer cases prove understaged and undergraded in post-surgery analysis. Improved genetic screening and prostate cancer testing are needed, Dr. Samadi stresses.
In light of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy, Dr. Samadi discusses preemptive surgeries based on genetic testing and family history risk factors. The BRCA1 gene is responsible for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even prostate cancer. Dr. Samadi recommends genetic breast cancer testing for those with a first generation family member with breast cancer or ovarian cancer.
Dr. Samadi teaches viewers how to recognize the signs of a stroke with the act “FAST” guidelines: F = facial asymmetry or weakness, A = arm weakness, S = speech slurring, and T = time. “The sooner you call 911, the better,” says Dr. Samadi, “Time loss is brain loss.” Stroke prevention includes lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, exercise, and no smoking. Medical attention within 3 hours of stroke symptoms is critical to recovery.
Following New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie’s lap band surgery, Dr. Samadi discusses the procedure with the Fox news team. Less invasive than gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery is a reversible procedure used to restrict the digestive pathway so patients feel fuller and eat less. Dr. Samadi shares potential side effects, post-surgery diet modifications, and the potential weight loss and health benefits.
The FDA is taking a huge step forward, says Dr. Samadi on the Fox News Sunday Housecall. Tanning beds may soon be labeled with a cancer risk warning. Since the risk of melanoma is on the rise among teens and young adults, Dr. Samadi believes this life-saving change could be in place in just three months.
The Fox News team and Dr. Samadi comment on new findings that link heart risk factors with impaired brain function. Adults as young as 35 who have heart risk factors, including smoking and diabetes, are already showing signs of brain function and thinking impairment. Controlling sugar, exercising, and eating right can improve heart and brain function.
Dr David Samadi appears on Fox to discuss the symptoms and causes for PTSD. With the marathon bombings last week, the explosion in Texas and ricin in the mail, people a rightfully on edge. When does a run of the mill stress response become something more? PTSD can now be very effectively treated with virtual reality exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD please help them find treatment.
Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to talk about the skin condition vitiligo. Vitiligo may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency and appears as spots without pigment in your skin. Vitamin D deficiency can also cause a host of other auto immune disorders as well and is easily avoided by exposing yourself to sunlight or taking a supplement.
Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to talk about new research that suggests a link between weight loss surgery and colon cancer. Obesity has been linked to cancer before but this new connection to the gastric bypass procedure has many patients very concerned.
With allergy season upon us, Dr Samadi appears on Fox to discuss common allergies and the treatment options available for those who suffer. Allergy shots, drops, sprays and antihistamines can all be very effective when treating this condition.
Research out of Tokyo has connected male pattern baldness with risk for heart disease. While this is clearly a case of correlation not causation it can still be a helpful sign for treating cardiac disease.
April is autism awareness month and Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss new autism research. Autism affects 1 in 88 American children and new finding are helping parents diagnose it earlier and earlier.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the scourge of soda. With rising rates of diabetes across the US, the importance of portions control is becoming more and more relevant every day. Dr Samadi say that simply switching from soda to seltzer water can greatly improve your health.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the difference between heart attacks and heart irregularities. He also covers less common symptoms of poor heart health to watch for.
Surprisingly, 16 Million Americans have some form of kidney disease. With March being kidney awareness month, Doctor Samadi joins the Fox News crew to discuss the best steps for preserving kidney function and simple screenings that can help you make educated health decisions before your kidney has been compromised.
Dr Samadi lends his medical expertise to Fox News, discussing a new warning issued by the CDC. The Center for Disease Control has seen rising rates of drug resistant superbugs in hospitals across the country. Frighteningly, 42 states have reported cases with a lethality of 50% of those infected. There are steps you can take to limit your potential for exposure and Dr Samadi has the answers you need to stay healthy.
Dr David Samadi leading robotic prostate surgeon appears on fox news to talk about the rising rates of Hypothyroid disease. Hypothyroid affects roughly 10% of women in the United States. Warning signs include lack of energy, sensitivity to hot and cold and mood changes.
February is American Heart Month. Dr Samadi appears on Fox News and shares valuable statistics and risk factors for Heart Disease in attempt to raise awareness for Americas number one killer.
With Flu Season in full swing Dr. Samadi talks about the various herbal remedies being offered and their various levels of effectiveness. Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger, Andrographis and Boneset all have valid flu fighting properties, find out which one's are right for you.
Diagnosing COPD can be difficult to do, Dr Samadi appears of Fox News to talk about the best prevention strategies available. The most significant thing you can do to limit your risk of COPD is to quit smoking.
Dr. David Samadi joins Fox to discuss the rising cases of West Nile Virus and the reasons for this increase. He advises viewers to be vaccinated to protect themselves from this potentially debilitating virus while avoiding mosquito breeding grounds and other West Nile hotspots.
Dr Samadi discusses new research that suggests cancer patients taking statins may have better odds in their fight against cancer.
Hurricane Sandy has had a huge impact on Americans. Destroying families, homes and indeed entire neighborhoods the true price of this storm remains to be seen. The task of rebuilding weighs heavily on the survivors and will take many months. Dr Samadi discusses how the experience of Sandy may stick with those hit hardest, in the form of PTSD and how to recognize the signs and deal with this unfortunate condition.
Green tea has been touted as a healthy choice of drink for quite some time but a new observational study may add weight to that claim. Dr Samadi discusses the potential cancer fighting benefits of green tea.
Dr. David Samadi discusses new findings that indicate younger people are becoming victims of strokes. All signs point to lifestyle choices as the main cause for strokes. Find out what your risk factors are and learn how to minimize them with this informative segment.
Dr. David Samadi, top robotic prostatectomy SMART surgeon, knows a thing or two about prostates. In fact, he's successfully removed more than 5,600 of them from men with prostate cancer. But cancer isn't the only prostate problem out there....
World renowned prostate cancer expert Dr David Samadi talks about the rise of West Nile virus and the steps one can take to minimize the risk of contraction.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate cancer surgeon, discusses a new chemotherapy study that found chemo could actually promote the growth of certain cancers.
Half of American adults over age 65 are living with at least two chronic health conditions, says Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert. A recent study revealed that nine chronic illnesses are on the rise in the U.S.
Robotic prostate surgery specialist, Dr. David Samadi, helps viewers understand how diabetes is diagnosed and what pre-diabetes means. Using a simple blood test, the hemoglobin A1C, doctors can monitor the amount of sugar coating a patient’s red blood cells.
Dr. David Samadi, talks about the new FDA-approved prescription weight loss drug, Qsymia. In this segment he touches on the pros and cons of weight loss medication and explains that FDA approval comes from a determination that the health benefits of weight loss outweigh the risks of the medication.
Robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, highlights the dangers of whooping cough and the importance of the whopping cough vaccine for adults and children.
Prostate cancer expert Dr. David B Samadi, discusses a new study that shows 80 percent of 10 year old girls harbor unhealthy body images.
Dr. David Samadi clarifies new findings that obesity might actually help prolong the lives of patients with high-risk heart disease. As an observational study no direct correlation is made between obesity and better health for heart patients.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate SMART surgeon, shares details about a potential new Parkinson’s disease test design to detect changes in the voice. The computer-generated Parkinson’s screener could soon be used to diagnose the early signs of Parkinson’s.
Dr. David Samadi,talks about the new home HIV test, the first test of its kind to be available over-the-counter for private home HIV screening. The test used blood or saliva to screen for HIV antibodies and provides accurate results in just 30 minutes.
Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discusses her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and the support of her husband and children.
Prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi discusses the rising rates of Hepatitis B and the health dangers associated with acute cases.
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.
Many angioplasty surgeries are unnecessary, according to a recent study. Dr. David Samadi, top prostate cancer surgeon, shares the findings of new research on cardiac bypass surgery, angioplasty, and heart stents.
Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate surgeon, shares news that adults getting 6 hours of sleep or less each night are four times more likely to have a stroke.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate cancer surgeon, discusses the new weight loss drug, Qnexa. Soon to be FDA-approved, the combination drug is made up of phentermine and topiramate. To date, only preliminary studies have been conducted regarding the pill's side effects.
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 explains the new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that boys also be vaccinated against HPV, the human papilloma virus.
HPV can be symptom less or can present as genital warts. Cervical cancer and head and neck cancer are on the rise as the result of HPV and since it is the #1 sexually transmitted disease (STD), men are considered carriers and at risk.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, shares promising news about the treatment of the most aggressive and most deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Research is underway to explore the effects of bioengineering brain tumor cells by removing the cells and adding protein. The cells are then reintroduced into the body to help the natural defense system.
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. David Samadi shares advice on losing weight or maintaining weight through metabolism boosters.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, urges viewers to soak up the sun. A new study indicates that those who have less exposure to sunshine could be at increased risk of stroke. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of a Vitamin D test, called 25-hydroxy test, to check Vitamin D levels.
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.
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.
Doctor David Samadi of the FOX News Medical A Team talks about the risks associated with recent research experiments involving Bird Flu.
Dr. Samadi explains that since testosterone is the fuel that drives prostate cancer, the key to treating it in the advanced stages where surgery is no longer feasible, is to use hormone therapy to cut the production of testosterone. He goes on to mention a new study coming out of Sweden in which 30,000 men were administered such treatments and results showed that over 40% of them went on to suffer either a heart attack or a stroke. Samadi also added that low insulin and diabetes were among other cardiovascular conditions found to be elevated in such cases.
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.
High Sensitive Troponin I is a breakthrough, fast-acting blood test for detecting the onset of a heart attack, explains leading robotic prostatectomy specialist, Dr. David Samadi. To be applied in ER settings, the simple blood test can detect a heart attack in just 3 hours, much faster than current tests can.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, clarifies role of new drug developed to convert white, unhealthy fat into brown, energy boosting fat in the body - without exercise. As Dr. Samadi explains, the pill cannot replace the benefits of exercise in creating muscle mass, suppressing appetite, reducing osteoporosis risk, and increasing mood.
While rates for obesity and overweight Americans are still very high Dr. David Samadi shares that those numbers have finally leveled off. In the U.S., 35% of adults are considered obese and 70% are overweight.
Robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, shares alarming news of bleeding risk associated with daily dose aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks. New research shows that daily low dose aspirin only reduces the risk of heart attack by 10%, while increasing the risk of bleeding by a staggering 30%.
Robotic prostatectomy expert, Dr. David Samadi discusses the concerning link between prostate cancer hormone therapy and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease. Stressing the importance of early diagnosis through PSA screening, Dr. Samadi explains that radiation and androgen deprivation therapy are used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer. By lowering testosterone levels hormone therapy can delay the progressions of prostate cancer. However, reduced testosterone levels are linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other serious medical issues.
Dr. David Samadi, along with Dr. Marc Siegel, shares serious data about the progression of diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide. One in ten adults are predicted to receive a diabetes diagnosis by the year 2030. Dr. Samadi adds that 1.9 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with the disease this year alone. High-carbohydrate, high-fat diets and lack of exercise are to blame for the boom in diabetes, though genetics does play a role as well. Both doctors stress the importance of reading food labels, modifying diets and adding more exercise to your lifestyle/
The Fox News Medical A Team and prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi discuss a new chicken pox parties craze on Facebook. As he explains, parents are intentionally exposing kids to the chicken pox virus through chicken pox parties arranged on Facebook. Even more startling is the fact that parents are buying contaminated lollipops online in hopes that their children will get the virus. This is a very dangerous practice, cautions Dr. Samadi who reminds parents that children could contract something far worse than chicken pox such as MRSA, meningitis or pneumonia.
Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, sits down with Dr. Marc Siegel for discussion on the role of surgeon expertise in treating prostate cancer and cardiac disease. Their conversation includes mention of former President Bill Clinton’s cardiac surgery in 2010 and the fact that cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in the United States.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative memory loss disease that affects thinking, language and behavior. Newly released information suggest two different Alzheimer’s links involving cholesterol level and insulin.
Dr. Samadi discusses the changing view of Alzheimer's and how this will affect screening and future methods of diagnoses and treatment. New guidelines for diagnosis are adding a new phase to the progression of the disease.
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.
Serene Branson, a CBS news reporter, has been making news herself recently with what appeared to be a live on-air stroke, but was actually what's called a “complex migraine” or “migraine with aura.” Complex migraines can mimic symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) where there's obstruction of vessels and bloodflow to the brain which can be an early indicator of a full stroke.
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.
Dr. David Samadi of the Fox News Medical "A Team" discusses the possibility that former Vice President Dick Cheney may be on the recipient list for a heart transplant.
Dr. Samadi discusses various studies and offers his thoughts. Studies range from kids who suffer from psychosis as a result of mothers who smoked while pregnant. Another study discussed how obesity contributes to many ailments and how weight loss can positively impact the effects of these ailments. The last study discussed is the possible link between children’s candy consumption resulting in violent behavior, leading to incarceration, in adulthood. Samadi felt there were more complex behaviors attributing to this finding.
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.