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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.
With September being both National Menopause Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, renowned prostate surgeon Dr. David Samadi discusses both men's and women's health. When dealing with menopause, it is important to listen to your doctor.
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 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.
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.
With a potential 'black box' of surgery in the works, robotic prostate surgeon Dr. David Samadi talks about the technology and what it means for the future of surgery. Dr. Samadi notes that these videos could be useful educational tools for surgeons.
David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery discusses the use of Botox in the treatment of migraine headaches.
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.
In light of the recent passing of Robin Williams, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital talks about suicide and depression. Depression is a disease that should be treated as soon as symptoms show.
Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, discusses the fear of flying. The robotic prostate surgeon offers advice, including ways to ease fears and to avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Still in its early stages of testing, there is a new drug that may change the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer. Prostate cancer expert Dr. David Samadi comments on the cancer and treatment options. Each year, there are about 45,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer and about 30,000 deaths due to the cancer.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, describes the warning signs of a heart attack, what to look for, and when to call for help.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, discusses a viewer’s concerns over acne. Acne is caused by changes in hormones; Dr. Samadi recommends washing your face twice a day and staying hydrating to avoid acne.
Robotic prostate surgeon Dr. Samadi shares his thoughts on the use of electronic medical records for patient data. According to Dr. Samadi, while EMR systems can be useful for sharing patient data among medical providers, there are some dangers and certain risks that can come from online data storage.
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.
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.
New York urologist and prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi answers questions about seeing blood in your urine. The robotic prostate surgeon warns that it important to see a doctor if there is blood in your urine as it could indicate a bladder or kidney infection, or even bladder or kidney cancer. Blood in the urine could also result from an enlarged prostate.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, advises patients to prepare for appointments. According to Dr. Samadi, the more you put into your doctor's appointment, the more you get out. Before an appointment, prioritize the questions that you have for the doctor so that you get the answers that you need.
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.
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.
Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi comments on the FDA's reduction of recommended starting dosage for the sleep aid Lunesta. Dr. Samadi also discusses the dangers of taking sleep aids and suggests using herbal supplements, such as melatonin, along with other lifestyle changes to help with sleep, but to always do so under the supervision of a doctor.
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.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert, addresses viewers' concerns over medical mistakes. When visiting an emergency room or urgent care facility, it is important to talk to your primary care physician and follow up on any tests that were done during your visit.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Samadi explains knee replacement surgery, often needed due to loss of cartilage from injury or wear and tear. Robotic knee surgery, makoplasty, is minimally invasive and improves outcomes by robotically aligning the knee and increasing surgeon visibility.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss Botox treatments. Botox is an increasingly popular choice for treatment of fine lines and migraines. Patients should be aware of the correct dosages associated with these treatments to avoid an overdose producing unwanted facial paralysis.
Dr. David Samadi discusses bladder cancer risks and diagnosing bladder cancer. Symptoms of bladder cancer include painless blood in urine and frequent urination. Microscopic blood can also be detected through urinalysis.
Dr Samadi appears on Fox to discuss the growing trend of patients getting cosmetic surgery overseas. He cites the potential savings associated with overseas procedures and surgeon availability as the primary reasons for the dramatic rise in medical tourism.
Fox 5 Medical A-Team member and prostate cancer expert, discusses newly announced federal guidelines designed to fast-track the approval of new cancer drug therapies, including the treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the rising prevalence of ADHD in adults during this Fox 5 news segment. Adults with ADHD may experience difficulty at work and in their relationships.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, joins Fox News Sunday House Call to discuss exciting Alzheimer’s disease advancements. Researchers have identified a gene mutation that could protect people from the degenerative gene that causes Alzheimer’s disease.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Dr. David Samadi shares information about the use of one-time flu vaccine, amantadine, being used in the treatment of traumatic brain injury. Amantadine is approved for use in patients with Parkinson's disease and has show to significantly improve cognitive skills in those with brain trauma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the wake of Whitney Houston's death, Dr. David Samadi discusses our nation's epidemic with prescription drug abuse. Though toxicology reports are not yet available, the press indicates that Xanax and Valium, antibiotics, alcohol, and other prescription drugs were in Houston's room at the time of her death.
Dr. David Samadi, leading urologic oncologist and prostate cancer specialist, gives an overview of what causes kidney stones, how to prevent kidney stones, and how to treat kidney stones. An excess of calcium oxalate is the most common cause of kidney stones, along with dehydration. Both men and women can suffer from kidney stones, though they occur most often 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 shares tips for caring for elderly parents long distance. Seniorcare, or eldercare, can be particularly challenging for those who have to manage care remotely. Dr. Samadi urges adult children to build relationships with their parents team of doctors and care providers, and communicate regularly through visits, texts, and emails.
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, explains causes and treatments for common skin inflammation, psoriasis. Flare-ups can be caused by stress, genetics, and even medication such as ibuprofen. Sufferers should keep a log of their symptoms and the timing of flare-ups.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Siegel explains what ADHD is and how the drugs Ritalin and Adderall help the 2 million children who have been diagnosed with it. He also explains two big factors that are contributing to the shortages: illegal, recreational use of the drugs, and the reduced incentive for companies to produce the drugs since both have gone generic. Dr. Samadi then goes on to suggest that parents who are unable to find pharmacies with the medications in stock speak to their doctors to find a suitable replacement within the same family until more Ritalin or Adderall become available.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team discuss a new hand-held device that can help warn asthmatics of potential attacks before they happen. Dr. Siegel explains that the sensor works by detecting the levels of nitric oxide in the patient's breath. Prior to an asthma attack, a patient's lungs produce elevated amounts of nitric oxide due to inflammation. Dr. Samadi expands on Dr. Siegel's explanation, delving in to some of the finer points of what nitric oxide levels tell doctors.
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.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team shed some light on the development of robotic, computerized prosthetic limbs which could greatly increase the quality of life for amputees. According to Dr. Samadi, such prosthesis have been in development for over 10 years in an attempt to aid men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. These new robotic prosthesis will have the feel of tendons and muscles to the user and will allow for much more complex movements such as opening and closing of a hand.
Doctors David Samadi and Marc Siegel of the FOX News Medical A Team discuss a simple new method of testing for oral cancers, as well as its possible diagnostic and treatment applications. The new test, developed over the last decade at UCLA, allows doctors to use small amounts of saliva to test the levels of two genes that have been identified as flags for head, neck and even lung cancer.
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.
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.
Dr. David Samadi discusses the new drug, Avastin, for treatment of ovarian cancer. The non-FDA-approved medication has shown effective in delaying ovarian cancer tumor progression by 3 months, though it does not provide any major survival benefit.
Leading prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, shares good news about fight against cancer. While 1 in 4 American deaths are attributed to some form of cancer, cancer death rates are beginning to drop at a promising rate of 1.8% per year for men and 1.6% per year for women.
Dr. David Samadi, robotic oncologist, shares an alphabet of tips for the treatment of asthma in winter months. A - have an Action plan for medical help; B - sit somewhere Besides fireplace; C - Close or Cover mouth in cold air; D - Dilator treatment before going out; E - Exercise warm-up; F - Flu shot; G - Great maintenance medication; H - Hand wash frequently and use Humidifiers. A pneumonia shot is also recommended.
Dr. David Samadi, shares new research on the pros and cons of Vitamin D supplements. High doses of Vitamin D can help prevent colon cancer, and when taken with calcium can reduce risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Dr. Samadi also believes supplementing Vitamin D levels can improve heart health.
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.
Dr. Samadi comments on death of Penn State head football coach, Joe Paterno. A smoker, Paterno died just months after a late-stage lung cancer diagnosis. Dr. Samadi stresses lung cancer as one of the most deadly cancers, often brought on by smoking.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert, discusses new stem cell research exploring the impact of stem cell injections on the aging process.
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, robotic oncologist, and Dr. Marc Siegel share basic tips for keeping skin healthy and moisturized this winter. Drink plenty of water to beat the dehydration that accompanies low-humidity winter months. Limit baths and add a humidifier to your home or room. Be sure to moisturize skin after washing and protect hands from the elements with gloves.
After three open-heart surgeries, doctors treating an infant girl born with a severe heart defect found success with Viagra. Dr. David Samadi, prostate cancer expert, explains how Viagra saved her life. As it’s original usage in 1998, Viagra, is an effective treatment for cardiac patients because it contains nitric oxide, an element that causes blood vessels to dilate. By allowing increased blood flow to the heart, pulmonary hypertension is fixed. The future of this baby girl, and of the drug Viagra, is very bright.
Robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, explains news about the potential and somewhat confusing link between birth control pills and prostate cancer. An observational study conducted by the British Medical Journal in Toronto found an increased incidence of deadly prostate cancer in countries where a significantly large number of women are taking oral contraception for long periods of time.
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.
Parental concern about their children’s health can lead to over-prescription of antibiotics, cautions Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. A new study reveals that 10 million antibiotics for children are prescribed unnecessarily each year, most often as the results of parents pushing doctors. Over-prescription can cause more harm than good in the form of asthma, allergies, resistant strains of bacteria and even diabetes.
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.
Dr. David Samadi, Fox 5 A-Team member and leading prostate cancer expert, discusses The American Heart Association’s review of cholesterol screening guidelines for children. A firm believer in taking advantage of medical screenings, Dr. Samadi recommends that children be screened for high cholesterol before they reach puberty. Establishing a baseline allows doctors and parents to monitor cholesterol levels in children and modify diet and exercise, if needed. High cholesterol and heart disease are progressive issues and Dr. Samadi believes that identifying these tendencies early can help reduce issues later in life.
Dr. David Samadi discusses limitations of new research regarding the potential link between 9/11 rescue workers and cancer. One study suggests no link between Ground Zero toxins and cancer while another, by the FDNY, suggests a 19% increase in cancer diagnosis. The study denying any link consisted of 42,000 9/11 rescue workers, though Dr. Samadi cautions that with such a large sample size and a lack of clarification about their proximity to Ground Zero, the results could be diluted. The FDNY study included 928 9/11 rescue workers.
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 new research showing that environmental factors in the womb may cause autism. He also discusses new findings that show an increase in the risk of heart attack when taking the anti-smoking drug Chantix.
Fox News Medical "A-Team" member, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the recent outbreak of whooping cough in Suffolk County, along with new graphic labels being placed on cigarette packaging.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report that says that cell phone use may cause brain cancer.
Dr. David Samadi discusses a new medical breakthrough that is bringing hope to those with spinal cord injuries. When the spinal cord is damaged or severed, it prevents impulses from the brain that control our motor functions from reaching our extremities.
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 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.
Dr. Samadi discusses advancements in nanotechnology and how this will change how we view medicine in the future - from replacing antibiotics to new methods of detecting and treating cancer.
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.
3.8 million sports-related concussions occur per year in the United States. Due to potential damage to the brain, diagnosing a concussion quickly is important in receiving proper treatment. A new 2 minute test is being conducted to try to diagnose when a concussion has occurred, but more research needs to be done to see if this test is accurate or even valid.
Five days after having been shot in the head at point blank range congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is showing improvements in her condition.
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.
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. Samadi discusses a new, safer alternative to Amniocentesis (or “Amnio”). In a traditional Amnio test a sample of amniotic fluid is taken from a pregnant woman which can be tested to determine whether her unborn child has any chromosomal or genetic disorders. While small, the test does carry the risk of miscarriage.