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June is Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month
June is Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month

Health care professionals nationwide are raising awareness about men's health
Watch Dr David Samadi and Marc Siegel talk about Healthy Living and Mens Health on Americas News Hq and Sunday Housecall.

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New Warning Over Testosterone Drugs
New Warning Over Testosterone Drugs

Doctors warned against over-prescribing the popular supplements
Watch Dr David Samadi and Marc Siegel on Americas News Hq and Sunday Housecall.

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Ebola Outbreak: Don't Panic! Be Cautious
Ebola Outbreak: Don't Panic! Be Cautious

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.

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Breastfeeding: Should I Worry?
Breastfeeding: Should I Worry?

Dr. Samadi addresses the concerns of a new mother who has decided not to breastfeed her baby.  He states that there are a large number of health and developmental benefits to breastfeeding, and that when possible, it is encouraged.  Dr. Samadi and Dr. Siegel also discuss how new types of baby formula approximate breast milk well in terms of vitamins and nutrients.

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National Heart Awareness Month
National Heart Awareness Month

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.

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CDC issues dire predictions on Ebola
CDC issues dire predictions on Ebola

Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital comments on the CDC predictions for Ebola infections.

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New warning about artificial sweeteners
New warning about artificial sweeteners

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.

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Rare virus infecting US children
Rare virus infecting US children

David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital responds to the recent outbreak of a virus affecting asthmatic children. Dr. Samadi suggests some sanitary practices.

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I'm diabetic, but love fruit: Should I Worry?
I'm diabetic, but love fruit: Should I Worry?

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.

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Back to school health tips
Back to school health tips

With the new school year about to kick off, Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital advises parents to take care of children's checkups, including vaccinations and eye exams, and to also update any health information with the school nurse.

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Essential tips for earthquake safety
Essential tips for earthquake safety

Robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi reports on the California earthquake and offers tips for earthquake safety.


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Ebola Outbreak: Should I Worry?
Ebola Outbreak: Should I Worry?

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.

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Latest on Ebola health scare
Latest on Ebola health scare

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.

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Chest is heavy; hard to breathe: Should I Worry?
Chest is heavy; hard to breathe: Should I Worry?

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.

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Public health crisis on southern border?
Public health crisis on southern border?

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.  

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How to detect, treat Lyme disease
How to detect, treat Lyme disease

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.  

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Report: Smoking is deadlier than 50 years ago
Report: Smoking is deadlier than 50 years ago

New York prostate surgeon David B. Samadi, MD, describes the addictiveness of cigarettes and the damage that it causes to your health.

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Dr. Oz scolded by Congress over weight-loss claims
Dr. Oz scolded by Congress over weight-loss claims

In response to the recent claims of Dr. Oz's that have come under scrutiny, Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, says that doctors on television need to be careful what they present. Dr. Samadi says that although Dr. Oz has good intentions when trying to help viewers lose weight, there is no magic pill when it comes to weight loss.

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Safety concerns at the CDC
Safety concerns at the CDC

After a mishap at CDC labs, where 80 workers were exposed to anthrax, Dr. Samadi discusses the implications of the situation. While it was a mishap, Dr. Samadi reminds viewers that accidents do happen and sometimes lead to greater outcomes, such as the discovery of penicillin. It is also noted that the exposed employees were treated with Cipro.

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How will telemedicine impact your access to care?
How will telemedicine impact your access to care?

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.

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Health advice for aging fathers
Health advice for aging fathers

Prostate cancer expert David B. Samadi, MD offers tips for maintaining health while aging. To keep the mind, heart and bones healthy, Dr. Samadi says stay active both physically and mentally. He also recommends getting enough sleep as it helps maintains cognitive skills and taking vitamins B12.  

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Disturbing new report about measles
Disturbing new report about measles

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.

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I don't have a doctor: Should I Worry?
I don't have a doctor: Should I Worry?

Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, discusses the importance of having a primary care physician. Dr. Samadi emphasizes that having a regular doctor is important for screening  purposes and continuity of care.

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The impact of a doctor's poor bedside manner
The impact of a doctor's poor bedside manner

Robotic prostate surgeon and prostate cancer expert, David Samadi, MD, describes the benefits of good bedside manner. For a doctor, it is important to developing trusting relationships with patients and their families. He also reminds doctors and surgeons to maintain professionalism when speaking with patient's and their families.

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US sunscreens not up to par?
US sunscreens not up to par?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Dr. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, talks about the importance of protecting skin from the sun.

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Food safety tips for Memorial Day
Food safety tips for Memorial Day

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.

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FDA slashes starting dose for Lunesta
FDA slashes starting dose for Lunesta

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.

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MERS cases growing in US
MERS cases growing in US

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.

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FDA issues strict new guidelines about aspirin
FDA issues strict new guidelines about aspirin

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.

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Polio's disturbing comeback
Polio's disturbing comeback

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.

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President Bush bikes with Wounded Warrior
President Bush bikes with Wounded Warrior

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.

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US reports first case of MERS in Indiana
US reports first case of MERS in Indiana

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.

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My child missed regular vaccinations: Should I Worry?
My child missed regular vaccinations: Should I Worry?

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.

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Report: 'Edited' DNA cures liver disease in lab mice
Report: 'Edited' DNA cures liver disease in lab mice

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.

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Medical mistakes: Should I Worry?
Medical mistakes: Should I Worry?

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.

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Report: Complications from diabetes on the decline
Report: Complications from diabetes on the decline

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.

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Report: Marinating meat with beer reduces cancer risk
Report: Marinating meat with beer reduces cancer risk

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.

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Possible breakthrough for colon cancer patients
Possible breakthrough for colon cancer patients

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.

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Dr. Siegel's pharmacy do's and don'ts
Dr. Siegel's pharmacy do's and don'ts

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.

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Dentists worried about anti-fluoride trend
Dentists worried about anti-fluoride trend

With the growing trend moving away from flouride intake, many dentists and doctors, including urologist and robotic prostate surgeon David Samadi, MD, are concerned about the implications of removing this mineral. Fluoride is beneficial to the teeth as it helps protect against cavities.

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Raising awareness for multiple sclerosis
Raising awareness for multiple sclerosis

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.  

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Are you contagious after the shingles vaccine?
Are you contagious after the shingles vaccine?

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.

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Mammography debate heats up with new study
Mammography debate heats up with new study

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.

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Women's unique stroke risks
Women's unique stroke risks

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.

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New breast cancer guidelines
New breast cancer guidelines

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.

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New cancer screening recommendations raise debate
New cancer screening recommendations raise debate

With a recent recommendation reducing the frequency that women should have mammograms, Dr. Samadi, robotic surgeon and prostate cancer expert, discusses what these changes mean for patient care. Like the PSA test, regular mammograms increases the chance of detecting cancer at its early stages. Reducing the number of mammograms and PSA tests may save money, but Dr. Samadi asks, “what is the price of a life?”

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FDA asks doctors to cut down on acetaminophen
FDA asks doctors to cut down on acetaminophen

Dr. Samadi, NYC robotic prostate surgeon, warns people of the dangers of taking acetaminophen. This common pain killer can cause liver damage or liver failure as it can easily accumulate in the body system. The doctor warns of the especially high risk of liver damage when consuming alcohol with acetaminophen in the system.

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Troubling outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria
Troubling outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria

Amid an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria Chicago-area hospitals, David Samadi, MD, robotic prostate surgeon, explains the cause of this pocket of infection. Dr. Samadi emphasizes that this is not an epidemic, but a pocket outbreak. However, there is concern about the overuse of antibiotics which is causing the bacteria to build a tolerance and the improper sterilization of equipment in hospitals which allows the bacteria to grow.

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CDC urges hepatitis tests for baby boomers
CDC urges hepatitis tests for baby boomers

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.

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Shocking Alzheimer's study
Shocking Alzheimer's study

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.

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What does the spleen do?
What does the spleen do?

Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, describes the spleen's function in the body. The necessity of the organ is discusses along with the dangers of a ruptured spleen.

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Measles making a comeback?
Measles making a comeback?

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.

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Can low vitamin D levels damage the brain?
Can low vitamin D levels damage the brain?

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.

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Meningitis outbreak hits second college campus
Meningitis outbreak hits second college campus

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.

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Cell phones: Should I worry?
Cell phones: Should I worry?

David B. Samadi, MD, comments on research about the health risks of cell phone usage and radio frequency waves. Some experts advise holding a cell phone at least two inches away from the head. Dr. Samadi suggests that texting may be a healthier option and that children should avoid cell phone use.

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Trouble in Toyland: Hazardous toys for kids
Trouble in Toyland: Hazardous toys for kids

Some toys could be hazardous to kids’ health, says David B. Samadi, MD. Toy recalls for lead content, excessive noise, swallowing risks, and other choking hazards are among the top concerns. Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of vigilance in reviewing toy labels and supervising child play. He also shares tips for dealing with choking emergencies.

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Cancer link to chemical in fries and chips
Cancer link to chemical in fries and chips

A new FDA warning suggests that a chemical found in fried and baked foods could cause cancer. Acrylamide, formed by processing sugars during frying or browning, is commonly found in less healthy foods such as French fries and potato chips. Dr. David Samadi discusses early research showing a potential link to cancer when acrylamide is consumed in high doses.

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Study: Testosterone treatments linked to heart risks
Study: Testosterone treatments linked to heart risks

David B. Samadi, MD, explains the gradual decline of testosterone levels in men as they age, starting around age 30. He cautions that too much testosterone, via testosterone supplements, can lead to health risks. Moderate levels are advised, as well as the counsel of an experienced urologist. Normal testosterone levels are discussed, and the risks associated with low testosterone (Low T) and high testosterone.

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Dramatic shift in fight against high cholesterol
Dramatic shift in fight against high cholesterol

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.

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Study: Vitamins don't prevent heart disease or cancer
Study: Vitamins don't prevent heart disease or cancer

David Samadi, MD, shares the results of 24 major studies indicating that vitamins do not help in the prevention of heart disease or cancer. He highlights vitamins that are still considered useful, such as Vitamin D and Calcium, which can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dr. Samadi also mentions vitamins to avoid, those shown to increase risk of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/SamadiMD

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November is Prematurity Awareness Month
November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Nearly 500,000 babies are born prematurely, before 37 weeks, in the U.S. each year. Dr. David Samadi stresses the value of carrying a baby full term, whenever possible. One-third of brain activity is formed between 35 and 40 weeks gestation.

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Oldest American World War II veteran?
Oldest American World War II veteran?

David Samadi, MD, congratulates Richard Overton, who is believed to be the oldest living World War II veteran at age 107. Longevity, healthy habits, and genetics are touched on.

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How an ordinary infection can turn deadly
How an ordinary infection can turn deadly

David B. Samadi, MD, discusses how untreated infections can ultimately spread to the blood. The risk of septic shock comes when the immune system kicks into overdrive and fights healthy cells and organs in addition to the infection. Early treatment is critical, stresses Dr. Samadi, as sepsis is deadly in 75 percent of cases.

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Should I worry about Daylight Saving Time?
Should I worry about Daylight Saving Time?

Dr. David Samadi answers viewer questions about the health risks of changing the clocks back one hour for Daylight Saving Time. In the fall, he says, there may actually be health benefits gained by an extra hour of sleep. The spring clock change is associated with greater health risks, including increased risk of migraines and even heart attack.

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FDA targeting prescription drug shortages
FDA targeting prescription drug shortages

The FDA recently highlighted a major shortage in prescriptions drugs. David B. Samadi, MD, reassures viewers that the FDA is pressuring drug manufacturers to increase production to meet demand. A new drug-sharing website is now available to hospitals in attempt to rectify regional drug shortages. Dr. Samadi strongly encourages patients not to purchase drugs online from overseas.

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Why are healthy kids dying from flu complications?
Why are healthy kids dying from flu complications?

Deadly flu complications in children are discussed in this segment. Dr. David Samadi talks about medical complications associated with the flu, such as pneumonia. The CDC recommends flu shots for everyone over the age of six months. Dr. Samadi clarifies that the flu shot is not a live virus vaccination, but the nasal spray is. You will not get the flu from the nasal spray, but you might experience minor symptoms. He also stresses that there is no data proving a connection between the flu shot and autism.

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Nearly 800 surgical tools left inside patients since 2005
Nearly 800 surgical tools left inside patients since 2005

Dr. David Samadi shares newly released statistics on the number of surgical instruments left behind during surgery. He highlights new checks and balances systems in place designed to account for each surgical instrument and tool to prevent these errors. He also stresses how careful measures, such as managing only one operating room at a time, at as he does, ensures more careful measures.

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Researchers raise concerns about BPA and breast cancer
Researchers raise concerns about BPA and breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this segment Dr. Samadi discusses the connection between BPA found in plastic bottles and breast cancer. The FDA is now regulating the absence of BPA in baby bottles and baby products.

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Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 300
Salmonella outbreak sickens nearly 300

David Samadi, MD talks about the recent salmonella outbreak that has affected more than 300 people across 20 plus states. Patients must be cautious about dehydration following a salmonella infection. A salmonella infection can take 2-3 days to result in symptoms and often goes away on its own.

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Are statins right for you?
Are statins right for you?

Statins, primarily used to treat high blood pressure, are the number one prescribed drug in the world. Muscles aches and an increased risk of diabetes are potential side effects of statins. Dr. Samadi shares alternative, more natural treatments for high blood pressure.  

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CDC to release new report on antibiotic resistance
CDC to release new report on antibiotic resistance

In the first-ever CDC report on antibiotics resistance, overprescribing is named as the number one culprit. Half of all prescribed antibiotics are considered unnecessary. Dr. Samadi discusses the dangers of hospital-acquired infections. Antibiotic overuse attacks good bacteria in the body, ultimately inhibiting its ability to fight infection.

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CDC: Teen use of e-cigarettes doubles
CDC: Teen use of e-cigarettes doubles

A recent study found 10% of high school students have tried e-cigarettes and 76% are also tobacco smokers. The FDA may soon regulate these products, and some states do ban minors from purchasing e-cigarettes. Dr. Samadi stresses that e-cigarettes do contain nicotine and are not safer than smoking.

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CDC: One in four deaths from heart disease could be avoided
CDC: One in four deaths from heart disease could be avoided

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and a new study suggests it could be preventable. Dr. Samadi shares the seven secret codes to improving your lifestyle for heart health: A – plenty of Activity, B – control Blood pressure, C – monitor Cholesterol, D – healthy Diet, E – End smoking, F – fat and obesity prevention, and G – reduce Glucose level and sugar consumption.

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Report: Immune system boost 'fights cancer'
Report: Immune system boost 'fights cancer'

New research in the fight against cancer suggests that the immune system could be booster to fight cancer. Dr. Samadi explains the importance of balance between the immune system and healthy cells. T regulatory cells could be boosted to fight cancer cells during development without causing autoimmune diseases.

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Managing irritable bowel syndrome
Managing irritable bowel syndrome

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.

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Obesity more deadly than first thought?
Obesity more deadly than first thought?

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.  

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What do you need to know about drug interactions?
What do you need to know about drug interactions?

Dr. Samadi stresses the importance of understanding medication side effects and unwanted drug reactions. Be sure your doctor is aware of all medications you’re taking to avoid negative drug interactions. Over-the-counter medications and even fruits and vegetables can affect the performance of prescription drugs. Some mobile apps are available to help patients monitor potential issues with drug interactions.

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Stomach virus sickens hundreds
Stomach virus sickens hundreds

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.

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Report: Aspirin only effective for some patients
Report: Aspirin only effective for some patients

Nearly 60 million Americans take aspirin every day to prevent heart attack and stroke but a new study finds it may not fully effective for everyone. Are you part of the group that responds to aspirin or not? Is aspirin for everyone? Watch the video to learn more...

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Triage tactics in the San Francisco plane crash
Triage tactics in the San Francisco plane crash

Dr. Samadi discusses various triage methods likely used at the site of the San Francisco plane crash this weekend. He stresses the importance of a hospital’s surge capacity, allowing them to call in a full range of medical experts to treat patients in the event of a large-scale emergency. The doctors encourage viewers to travel with their medical information, such as blood type and specific medical conditions and history.

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Fear of flying in the wake of the San Francisco plane crash
Fear of flying in the wake of the San Francisco plane crash

Dr. Samadi shares tips for managing flying fears in adults and children. In particular, he touches on the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and prolonged fear of flying that the passengers of the San Francisco flight are likely to experience.

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Report: Testosterone prescriptions nearly triple
Report: Testosterone prescriptions nearly triple

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.

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Study: High doses of painkillers increase heart attack risk
Study: High doses of painkillers increase heart attack risk

Dr. Samadi shares the results of a large-scale study of the affect of high dose non-steroidal medication for chronic pain. Often used by those with arthritis, high doses of ibuprofen (2400 mg) for a sustained period of time can yield a 33% increase risk of heart attack and death. The same results were not seen in those who regularly take Naprocin.

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Lyme disease is on the rise
Lyme disease is on the rise

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through blacklegged ticks, most prevalent in areas with high deer populations. Dr. Samadi says many patients are frustrated by the disease, as it can be difficult to diagnose. You are most at risk of developing Lyme disease if a tick remains on you for more than 36 hours and you subsequently develop a bulls-eye rash. Early treatment with antibiotics can cure Lyme disease.

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Report: Too many people treated for high blood pressure
Report: Too many people treated for high blood pressure

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.  

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FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds
FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds

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.

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Dangerous Dentist
Dangerous Dentist

Thousands may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis by a troubled dentist.  Fortunately Dr Samadi has advice for those concerned about the legitimacy of their oral surgeon.  Sterility is paramount when operating, being aware and just keeping your eyes open when going in for a procedure can protect you from unsafe practices.  

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Unnecessary Medication for Children
Unnecessary Medication for Children

Fox News welcomes renowned surgeon Dr David Samadi to discuss the over-prescription of over the counter medication to children and infants.  There are plenty of alternatives that should be tried before resorting to medication and in some cases using medication on underdeveloped bodies can lead to permanent damage.

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Investing in Blood Banks
Investing in Blood Banks

Blood banks are reporting the lowest rate of blood donation in over 50 years.  Dr Samadi joins Fox News Sunday Housecall, to discuss several advantages of blood donation including free HIV and cholesterol screenings.  You can safely donate one pint of blood every two months and you'll almost certainly save a life, donate today.  

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Missed Diagnosis's Common
Missed Diagnosis's Common

A news study exposes some frightening figures.  Missed diagnosis's are increasingly common by primary care doctors.  As always open communication between you and your doctor is the best way to ensure the highest level of quality care.

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Common Unnecessary Medical Treatments
Common Unnecessary Medical Treatments

Dr Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss a new report that highlights the most unnecessary procedures in medicine.  He urges open communication with your doctor as the most foolproof way of ensuring relevant care.  

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Cancer Deaths Down 20% Nationwide
Cancer Deaths Down 20% Nationwide

Dr David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss cancer trends across the US.  A new report released by the CA Cancer Journal has found that cancer deaths are down 20% nationwide. Advances in screening and healthier quality of life are behind this improved statistic.

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The Flu and You
The Flu and You

With Flu season reaching epidemic levela Dr. Samadi offers several successful flu prevention strategies.  The greatest prevention strategy is still to get vaccinated but for those concerned there are still steps you can take to limit your exposure.

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Flu Outbreak Hits Epidemic Level
Flu Outbreak Hits Epidemic Level

Dr. Samadi joins the Fox News team to talk about the flu epidemic this country is currently facing.  He goes over the symptoms, various means of infection and the best prevention strategies for you and your family.  

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Facts about the Flu
Facts about the Flu

Dr. David Samadi appears of Fox News to clear up some common misconceptions about the flu.  With misinformation everywhere regarding the effects of the vaccine, autism concerns and the yearly struggle of drug companies to keep up with new strains, Dr. Samadi gives you the brass tax for flu season 2013.  

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Preventing the Flu
Preventing the Flu

Dr Samadi shares some tips for staying healthy during flu season.  The particular virus this flu season is very aggressive and there are many simple steps you can take to minimize your risk of contracting it.

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Flu Season 2013 Looking Very Severe
Flu Season 2013 Looking Very Severe

2013 is beginning with a very severe flu season.  Dr Samadi talks about yearly flu trends and the importance of getting vaccinated.  

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Secretary of State Hospitalized with Blood Clot
Secretary of State Hospitalized with Blood Clot

Secretary of state Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot, Dr Samadi discusses the treatment options available to the secretary and possible reasons for the clots development.

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The Sandy Hook Tragedy and Mental Illness
The Sandy Hook Tragedy and Mental Illness

Dr. Samadi joins the Fox News team to discuss the recent Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and the mental health issues it has raised across America.  

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Meningitis Outbreak Grows
Meningitis Outbreak Grows

Dr. David Samadi appears on Fox News to discuss the growing meningitis outbreak across the US.  He outlines who's at risk, what symptoms to look for and how something like this happened.

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Arsenic Tainted Rice
Arsenic Tainted Rice

Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon discusses new findings that indicate elevated levels of arsenic in white rice.  He urges parents to limit their children's exposure to white rice.

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RX for Error
RX for Error

Leading prostate cancer specialist, Dr. David Samadi, shares findings from a recent study showing an increased risk of death among adults from medical mistakes. Dr Samadi discusses the statistics and offers advice on picking the best hospital and doctor for your treatment.

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Medicaid And Healthcare Reform
Medicaid And Healthcare Reform

Leading prostate cancer expert. Dr. David Samadi, shares his thoughts on the impact of Medicaid on patient care. A recent study of 4,300 doctors in the U.S. found...

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Doctor Shortage and Insurance
Doctor Shortage and Insurance

Leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, discusses the new Obamacare Supreme Court ruling and how it will affect those Americans who currently pay for medical insurance.

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Obamacare Ruling – Part 1
Obamacare Ruling – Part 1

Dr. David Samadi, joins a panel of medical professionals on Fox News to discuss the new Supreme Court healthcare ruling.

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Obamacare Ruling – Part 2
Obamacare Ruling – Part 2

Additional footage of the Fox News panel of nine doctors commenting on the new Supreme Court healthcare ruling regarding mandatory health insurance in the U.S. features comments from leading prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi.

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New Study Finds No 9/11 Cancer Link
New Study Finds No 9/11 Cancer Link

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.

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Dr. Samadi is interviewed on Fox & Friends

Dr. Samadi discusses the recent prostate cancer diagnoses of prominent politicians in the news. He also briefly discussed healthcare reform and reminded the audience it is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, advising men to get regular screenings.

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Healthcare Reform, Scientific Freedom, and Robotic Prostate Surgery
Healthcare Reform, Scientific Freedom, and Robotic Prostate Surgery

Drs. David Samadi and Mark Siegel discuss new healthcare reform policies being considered by the Obama administration and the implications for many medical procedures that are provided to people and paid for by government programs. For example, robotic prostate surgery, a procedure that is performed by highly skilled surgeons, like Dr. Samadi, will be reviewed by an independent Medicare Advisory Board that will consider if the procedure is necessary or unnecessary based on the review of general treatment outcome data and overall costs. It's unclear if the Board will consider the performance of individual surgeons and health care providers in its decision to pay for robotic prostate cancer surgeries in the future.

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Dr. Samadi Discusses the Future Role of Computers and IBM's "Watson" in Managing Health
Dr. Samadi Discusses the Future Role of Computers and IBM's "Watson" in Managing Health

Dr. David Samadi discusses how electronic medical records (EMR) are improving the healthcare process, and the role that computers, such as IBM's "Watson", will one day play in helping in diagnosis and treatment.

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Fear of Radiation Causes Increased Demand for Potassium Iodide
Fear of Radiation Causes Increased Demand for Potassium Iodide

The demand for Potassium Iodide has increased amid growing concerns of the spread of radioactive contamination from damaged nuclear reactors in Japan. Potassium Iodide is a pill that helps to prevent radiation from damaging the thyroid gland, and is typically given to people with known exposure to high levels of radiation to counteract the effects.

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Dr. Samadi Discusses Former Vice President Dick Cheney's Health Issues
Dr. Samadi Discusses Former Vice President Dick Cheney's Health Issues

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.

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America's Newsroom Fox News - Health Care Reform and Surgical Care
America's Newsroom Fox News - Health Care Reform and Surgical Care

Dr. Samadi discusses the advantages of advanced surgical techniques such as cost-effectiveness, faster recovery and return to work and how a healthcare reform could negatively impact these benefits. He believes the United States still has the best healthcare system in the world, however, the bigger the gap between doctors and patients, the worse the quality of care will be. He believes that the ideal reform would be to take care of doctors who can then better take care of patients.

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