What Is Dementia and What Should You Know About It?

While often incorrectly considered a disease, dementia actually refers to a group of symptoms which negatively affect memory and social abilities, resulting in an interference with daily functioning.  Primarily, problems with memory and impaired judgment or language are the two major areas affected by dementia.  However, numerous other causes and symptoms of dementia exist, which can make diagnosis and treatment difficult or even impossible.

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What are Kidney Stones and How Do They Affect Us?

Source: WebMD

Source: WebMD

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits, typically composed of mineral and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. As one might expect, because urine is a vehicle for waste excretion, it is comprised of numerous chemicals and wastes (including calcium, oxalate, urate, cysteine, xanthine and phosphate). When the urine is too concentrated, that is too little liquid and too much waste, crystals will begin to form. Over time, these crystals can join together and form a larger stone-like solid. [Read more...]

Prevent Stroke: Non-Invasive Ways to Help

Each year in the United States, 785,000 people suffer a stroke.  Furthermore, it is the fourth leading cause of death and its consequences are among the top causes of disability in the U.S.  The good news is that there are preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of stroke, and most of them are simple lifestyle modifications.

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Dominican Republic Names First Robotic Surgery Unit in Recognition of World-Renowned Surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD

Dr. David Samadi Attended the Inauguration of the Samadi Robotic Institute at HOMS and Performed the First-Ever Robotic Prostate Surgery in the Dominican Republic

This week, world-renowned robotic prostate surgeon, David B. Samadi, MD, joined President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to inaugurate and unveil the first Samadi Robotic Surgical Institute at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS), pioneering robotic surgery in the Dominican Republic. While there, Dr. Samadi was honored for his humanitarian efforts in prostate cancer, and performed the first-ever robotic prostate surgery in the Dominican Republic.

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Healthy Dietary Fats: How They Affect Us?

It is a common misconception that dietary fat is bad for you and should be avoided at all costs.  In fact, fats are essential for numerous body functions, including cell membrane repair, body warmth, organ protection and energy; some vitamins, appropriately called fat-soluble vitamins, actually need fat to dissolve and be absorbed by your body.  What is important to remember about fats is that some are healthier for you than others – and the types of fats you choose to consume will directly impact your health.

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