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Fox News, 4:15, 02/21/2011

Dr. Samadi of the Fox News Medical “A-Team” and Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City discusses a variety of topics on this segment.

Serene Branson, a CBS news reporter, has been making news herself recently with what appeared to be a live on-air stroke, but was actually what's called a “complex migraine” or “migraine with aura”.  Complex migraines can mimic symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) where there's obstruction of vessels and bloodflow to the brain which can be an early indicator of a full stroke.

Migraines are common, but migraines with aura - which can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, and numbness in the hands - are rare.

In another story a kidney transplant accident in California is causing a lot of discussion about ways to improve the handling of transplant cases.  USC University Hospital has admitted to making a mistake by transplanting the wrong kidney into a patient.  The kidney was from a type-O universal donor and the transplant caused no complications in the patient, however, this could have been a fatal mistake if there was an incompatibility between patient and donor blood types.

The final story deals with a new study showing a link between early balding in your 20's and an increased risk of prostate cancer in men.  This is an observational study, not one that shows a specific cause and effect relationship.  This information can be used to help identify men that may be at a higher risk for prostate cancer to make sure that appropriate screening is done when combined with looking at  other risk factors such as family history of the disease.

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