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Famed Urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, MD Allows Viewers to "Ask The Doctor" With a New Website and Health Talk Show

Not Just Health Information, Health Information That You Can Use

NEW YORK, NY - (Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - A web-based health program presented by famed urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh allows viewers to "Ask The Doctor" their questions on men's and women's health. This health and medical talk show is the main focus for the new website for Dr. Ridwan, director of the Division of Urology at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shabsigh's practice is focused on men's and women's health, the treatment of sexual dysfunctions as well as the role of sexual dysfunction in men's health issues. "People are so focused on protecting and providing for their families that they forget to protect their own health," said Shabsigh. "It's a vicious cycle that prevents men in particular from being provider and protectors for their families," for example.

"Health information you can use" is the tagline for the medical talk show, appropriately named "The Dr. Ridwan Show," as well as Dr. Shabsigh's personal mission. "There is so much raw information out there," explains Shabsigh, "What this show does is breaks it down and processes it in an understandable format for our viewers." Along with a distinguished panel of experts such as Dr. Harry Fisch, Dr. Michael A. Perelman and Dr. Richard Sadovsky, this doctors' TV series tackles one hot topic per episode in health such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The health talk show episode concludes with helpful action tools, designed to inform, educate and incite viewers to take positive steps for their health and well-being.

As the newly appointed president of the International Society of Men's Health (ISMH), an international organization founded in 2001 and dedicated to the rapidly growing field of gender-specific medicine, Dr. Shabsigh takes his role as educator very seriously. "The goal of the ISMH is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage screenings, early detection and treatment of disease in men," said Shabsigh, who also serves on the editorial boards of the World Journal of Urology and Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, The Aging Male, Andrologia, and The International Journal of Men's Health and Gender.

Research has shown that men are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol and generally lead less healthy lifestyles, as compared to women. Additionally, they are more likely to put off routine checkups and delay seeing a doctor for health problems. "However, many of these health problems can be prevented or treated, if found early, but first they need to be acknowledged by the men themselves, and that's the biggest hurdle," explains Dr. Shabsigh. By discussing popular health topics, the show aims to help men and women to understand risk factors and how they can improve their health overall. "After all, when you protect yourself, you protect your ability to protect others and provide for them and yourself," says Shabsigh.

The new website also highlights Dr. Shabsigh's written works. A frequent contributor to the medical publications, Dr. Shabsigh has written many original papers, abstracts, review articles, book chapters, and editorials. His work has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of Urology, Urology, World Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, Biology of Reproduction, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Sexual Medicine, and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Recently, he published a comprehensive patient education book on sexual health and overall health: Sensational Sex in 7 Easy Steps. The website provides direct links to Amazon for visitors to purchase.

The site conveniently lists Dr. Shabsigh's recent and upcoming public appearances. Other helpful facets of the site include a glossary, men's health calculator and valuable resource links. Visitors to the site are encouraged to submit ideas for health show topics and/or submit questions for discussion on future medical program episodes.

"My mission, in my practice, with the ISMH, with my books and my medical health TV show, is to fulfill an area of unmet need: to improve the health of men and women and empower them to pursue healthier lives," concludes Dr. Shabsigh.

Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh
Ph: 718-283-7746

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