>>. >> heather: welcome back. time for sunday house calls and joining us is dr. mark siegle associate medical professor and author of the inner pulse. >> and dr. david samadi chief of robotics at the mt. sinai medical center. good to see you. dr. siegle you were up in boston. we were reporting there together this week. of course, you had that tremendous sense that those bombs that exploded on boylston street and tore at our security in this nation, many remain at the hospital. you visited some of those people and they have incredible stories. >> some of focus is shifting away from the terrorists to the survivors which is what we talk
about. some of them showed great courage. some of them are worried about going into crowds. some have ringing in their ears and some are dealing with amputations. at the finish line, 25-year-old kaitlin was standing with her friend leo when is the first bomb hit. bomb blen her into the air and her right leg became severely damaged. leo took his shirt and stopped the bleeding and carried her several blocks to his car where he went down wrong way to massachusetts general hospital where she was admitted. president obama had an inspiring visit to her. fox news was allowed to see her because i'm a physician. >> did you feel any pain? >> i think i was in such a state of shock. i was more concentrated, i definitely think i was going to make it.
a good amount of bleeding. i made a phone call to my sister and was more concentrated -- >> i wanted to ask you a question. do you have any medical training or had a good intuition. >> i think i watch too much tv. i don't know. >> no medical training at all. >> how did you know to use a tourniquet? >> i didn't put a tourniquet on her leg. i have some classes and that sort of thing but i didn't want to put a tourniquet on her leg. i knew i could get her to the hospital pretty quickly. i tied pie sweatshirt around the wound pretty tightly and thought i would be able to get her to the hospital in time. >> that is compression dressing. >> technical term. >> that is correct. you did a great thing. >> thank you. >> what the recovery, what do you anticipate? >> some physical therapy and that stuff, definitely going to
be utilize my resources in terms the trauma. it was really a lot. >> eric: they are incredible. dr. siegle, you found they very positive. she had her left foot and ankle amputated. and jeff that lost both legs, i'm looking forward. what do you think accounts for amazing positive attitude. >> i think some of this is courage. it helps healing. we saw with doctors, too, there one of physicians ran in the marathon and literally operated on people. she is looking forward to rehab. she is going to be an occupational therapist. president obama had an inspiring visit with her. >> and gentleman that lost his leg, he was able to give first responders a description of the suspect as he was in the
ambulance which led them to eventually be able to arrest tamerlan tsarnaev. amazing displays of courage. >> i wanted to find out knows a lot more about the wounds. >> heather: there have been a lot of advances in surgical techniques that have allowed us to save the limbs of others and save the lives of those who did have to be amputated? >> this speaks of the courage and the fact america is so resilient and we are going to come back stronger. this speaks about how he jumped in and grabbed her and immediate reaction was to save her life. they get a lot of credit and shows you who we are. we are not going to be defeated by an act of terror. i can tell you, i saluted a lot of doctors over there. i worked as a surgeon in a trauma booth in jacoby, i know the first phase is stabilize the patients, find out who has nerve
damage and muscular, fractures and we are in the first phase. second phase is to really find out who needs more surgery. some of the amputation is done on an emergency basis. we may need plastic surgeons. we are looking for tissue necrosis. i think the biggest part of this we will recover from the physical aspect with these patients, once the dust settles the media is gone, that is when the psychological aspects of this is going to sit there. we all need as a community to involve social workers, psychologists to reach out to these patients. make sure they are not alone. listen, the challenge is very difficult. this is long lasting process. it's not going to be days or weeks. the psychiatry part of this the ptsd is going to kick in. as a whole we will come back much stronger but the challenges are a lot.
take one day at a time. make sure you never say i cannot. you will succeed. the surgical, you talk about prosthesis, we have carbon fibers as a result of decade war in iraq. we have sophisticated prosthesis that can communicate through bluetooth, one foot grows first and other one follows. have you ever seen an olympic runner with prosthesis? >> eric: you went to a rehab center. they or the treadmill how you can have a prosthesis when you never had one before? >> it's a long-term process. i went to spaulding rehabilitation hospital and i spoke to the president there who basically said its long-term process with a team approach you can get on your feet and do okay. >> it's premature for them to contemplate they can have quality of life, but they will.
i worked with many people over the years and seen that. actually, some people find that their quality of life in different ways is superior to what it was prior to the onset of the disability. >> it's an unspeirg place and moved into a new facility just in time for the rehabilitation here. it's a team approach, physical, psychological, you learn to balance and learn to walk again. >> eric: do they at a certain point of acceptance? how long does it take? >> i talked to our vets on this. i they call it to the new normal. some of them say they have a new quality of >> eric: one other questions. egregious wounds were unbelievable. if you see what they were like, one is missing his legs. bone is sticking out. it's astounding that people are able to survive this and not bleed to death.
jeff said he looked down and he had no legs, here, it's over. >> if you are wounded in a war, you are almost out. you don't realize what has happened until the surgery is over. these guys, they were actually aware of exactly what was going on. they can look down and see massive bleeding. that is the terror that comes with this. >> eric: do you feel it? >> we were fortunate. all the ems they were waiting for marathon runners and we had the crew to get them to hospital within minutes. then time is of the essence. they go through the shock and anger. then it's why me. why does this happen to me. eventually they will come back and recover from this. we wish them up a the healthy and fast recovery. >> eric: thoughts and prayers of us with all of them today and forever. >> heather: its long recovery. still ahead on sunday house calls, disturbing link between
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♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. >>. >> heather: a startling new study to tell you about linking overweight men and prostate cancer. what can you tell us about that. prostate cancer is leading diagnosis in men, second leading cancer killer of men behind lung cancer? >> that is right. prostate cancer actually kills about 30,000 men every year. so it is a serious disease. its silent killer and no symptoms. for a lot of men you have go to a screening to find out if they have a prostate cancer. the risk factor has been aging, risk goes up, african-americans and race plays a role.
family history is huge risk factor. now, we're looking into obesity as perhaps one of risk factors for prostate cancer. a recent study looking 6,000 patients, followed them for 14 years. what they found, if they just everything else, obesity can increase it by 57%. big question is exactly what is it about obesity that can cause this. there are a lot of conflicting theories out there. what we know is the fat around our stomach can convert testosterone to estrogen. it can cause cell problems. and diet of red meat increases the insulin growth factor and that calls cell proliferation. big in message try to stay fit. if you are obese, you need to be
screened by yourologist and check your psa. >> heather: you say it is silent. in terms of looking anything happening to you physically, you can't tell, you have to get tested. >> this is one of challenges, how to do i screen a patient for prostate cancer. i follow their psa. i look for trends, i do a digital rectal xamg. is it harder to do in an obese patient? this study had a subgroup that looks like there is more pre-cancerous legions in the obese because urologists may not be good at biopsying patients. we have talked about that as medicine as an art. i know for you are excellent at biopsy. >> it's a very good point. a lot of times we use ultrasound to do the biopsy. there is a lot of hit and miss.
but how many you take and what kind of ultrasound. that is a good point. we are using more mris guided by biopsies. we can locate where the cancer is instead of shooting in the dark. that is a big part of this ultrasound can miss. what they found among obese patients, high grade pre-cancerous legions. and other interesting part of this the western diet it's about red meat, sugar and fat as opposed to fruits and vegetables. more prostate cancer happens in americans to japanese. but when japanese migrate to u.s. prostate cancer goes up. so diet plays a huge role. stay away from red meat. >> steak, hamburger once or twice a week? >> once or twice a week is not
going to change. but if you are real red meat eater and lots of sugar in your diet. >> so there a truth about diet. >> red meat and sugar. >> heather: you are what you eat? >> yes, exactly. the mediterranean diet. with the olive oil and fish and chicken. >> it does work. >> eric: coming up new research on how to treat your children when they are sick. sunday house calls tell us what they need to know before you go to the medicine cabinet. we'll be right back. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: back with sunday house call. your child is sick you try to do whatever you can to help. that means for parents we choose cough and cold merchandise, new record shows that 40, medicines. some are giving unnecessary medications. are we overmedicating? >> there is no question. they have been surveys and 2011, 60% of parents were giving unnecessary cold medications.
now it's down to 40%. i'm still concerned about it. have you tried taking your kid propping them up and clearing their sinus with salt. instead you are giving ain't histamines and decongestants you can increase the heart rate of the infant. you can cause seizures. i don't want to scare anyone. but i don't think over-the-counter medications which have active chemicals should be given to infants without a physician. >> eric: they are children's doses. they seem to be fine. what do you know that too much is too much or conflicting between different types? >> you are not a doctor and you don't know. every patient is different and every infant is different, consult with your doctor. >> eric: we learned give aspirin or tylenol.
are we doing the right thing? >> first is it safe and does it work? most pediatricians will tell you it doesn't work. history of this comes from 2000 when fda looked into this. they had about 54 deaths among kids. it causes deaths death it causes the heart rate to go up. it has stuff that stimulate kids. two years and under i knew but four years or under and fda actually has put on labels. if you look at the drugs, in front children's medication. in the back don't use children younger than four-year olds. one of the reasons why we are doing this. the trachea which the windpipe, it's narrow in kids. if they have a nose blocked with mucus, they can go to sleep and have a lot of problems. you have to be careful. >> heather: long term problems,
as well? >> absolutely. but david is making a great point here. kids have underdeveloped ears compared to grownups or throats and things can gel clogged. consumer health care products association is saying under four do not give the medications. long term, what if a child has an underlying tendency to have rapid heart rate, it may affect behavior and development. >> most importantly talk to your pediatrician. there is nothing to be scared. talk to your pediatrics, over-the-counter.... >> eric: that is great point on that. thank you, doctor. >> heather: thank you both for joining us. exercise, keeps your body looking good. they are going return and talk about that. it could have a whole lot of other benefits. our doctors are after the break, next. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him,
he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap.
♪ ♪ >> heather: welcome back. exercise, not just an effective way to keep your weight under control. it's also a remedy for a whole lot of health issues. everything from anxiety to sleepiness, exercise. i'm a huge advocate for it. >> how many times a week do you exercise? >> heather: i exercise almost five days a week. probably five.
>> i do it three times a week and it's still working. we know it makes you lose weight and now about anxiety. it increases the serotonin. and serotonin makes you happy. you're happier, less stress and less anxiety. then you start to sweat so your core temperature goes down an you sleep better. make sure that you don't exercise right before you go to sleep, because you don't want to really up. if you do it during the day it makes you sleep better. for me, if i'm not on surgery behind the robot or computer, you are hunched down an your back hurt, it will build up strength behind your back. great thing. >> heather: it helps with food cravings. >> it provides the same hormones that you look to chocolate for. decreases the hot flashes. a study that shows it
decreases sick days by 43%. it helps you sleep better. oregon study in 2009 shows the decrease daytime sleepiness. you feel more awake, more alert, sleep better and eat less. >> healthier. >> eric: doctors, good to see you. see you next sunday. >> heather: thank you. >> have a good week. >> heather: we begin with a fox news alert. new revelations, raising questions about whether the u.s. is keeping track of potential terrorists. we are learning that the mother of the boston bombing suspect was in a federal terrorism data base 18 months before the attack. welcome to a new hour inside america news headquarters. i'm heather childers in for jamie colby. >> eric: good morning. i'm eric shawn.