Acid Reflux: Common Causes, Symptoms, and Ways to Combat Acid Reflux

Maybe it’s the middle of the night, you wake up coughing, choking.  Or perhaps you are at work, you have a big greasy meal for lunch, and all of a sudden you feel a burning, stabbing, insistent pain in your chest. Sound familiar? If these scenarios do sound familiar, you could be one of the […]

Does Fish Oil Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

Fish oil, which contains the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, has long been touted as beneficial for cardiovascular health, mental health (including depression and Alzheimer’s disease) and arthritis, just to name a few.  Now, a new study is reporting that high doses of the compound can increase one’s risk of high-grade prostate cancer.  Before [...]

Dr. David Samadi on the Dangers of Excessive Weight

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. Visceral fat, the fat located deep inside the abdomen, can [...]

Dr. David Samadi Answers Prostate Cancer Questions

I would like to take a moment to answer some common prostate cancer-related questions and remind you about early screening and treatment options. What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located [...]

Say What? Hearing Loss Increasingly Common In Aging Population

Hearing loss is one of the most common disorders affecting older people: approximately 18 percent of American adults aged 45-64 years, 30 percent of adults aged 65-74 years and 47 percent of adults over age 75 have some degree of hearing impairment. Hearing loss generally falls into two categories: sensorineural (when damage occurs to the [...]