Dr. Samadi discusses a new, FDA-approved 10-minute flu test. This year's flu season is continuing later than usual, though it most commonly presents as the same two strains as last year, meaning that many people still have immunity.
Typically the flu is diagnosed clinically with consistent symptoms including red eyes, sore throat, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue - all with sudden onset. Tamiflu can be prescribed to speed recovery, which usually takes 7-10 days.
Dr. David Samadi, leading 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.
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Is Vertigo Dangerous?
Fox 5 Medical A-Team member and prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, explains the differences between dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo. The sensation of movement or dizziness when at rest can be indicative of a more severe medical condition, especially if accompanied by weakness or changes in facial sensation. If you experience these symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately to rule out stroke or other serious issues. If vertigo is felt when moving or just after moving, it is more likely the result of excess fluid in the inner ear canal. Your doctor can suggest alleviated treatments or exercises for positional vertigo.
DAVID B. SAMADI, M.D. Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine 485 Madison Avenue, 21st floor, New York, NY 10022 Tel: 1-212-365-5000 | Fax: 1-646-692-6744