David Saadat, M.D., founder and owner of Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and Roxbury Surgical center, keeps his focus on health during this month of non-stop socializing and celebrating.
LOS ANGELES, CA December 20, 2018: Owner and Founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and Roxbury Surgical Center, David Saadat, M.D., posted a new article on his website entitled, “Kicking The Month Off With Aids Awareness And Handwashing.” During this jolly season, Dr. Saadat reminds readers not to lose sight of important health issues.
Dr. Saadats writes, “December is a month in which everyone celebrates something. If it isn’t Christmas, it’s Hanukah or Kwanza or Festivus For The Rest of Us.” He continues adding, “With an unusual amount of socializing that happens during the month of December, I would like to turn your attention to two events that are typically recognized at the beginning of the month that can help keep you and your loved ones healthier year-round.”
Dr. Saadat points out that, “World AIDS Day is always on December 1st.” “However,” he adds, “the issue is one that is here every day of the year. In fact according to worldaidsday.com, “Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition.”
Dr. Saadat highlights some startling statistics. He shares that, “More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.” https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics He adds, “Those that don’t know they have the disease are likely to be the ones who continue to spread it through their ignorance.”
Dr. Saadat then goes on to talk about National Hand Washing Awareness Week that occurred on December 3rd through December 9th. He states, “We all know how important handwashing is to hygiene. But, it was just 200 years ago that a Hungarian physician by the name of Ignaz Semmelwies saw how handwashing prevented the spread of disease.” He goes on to elaborate, writing, “Unfortunately many doctors’ egos got in the way and they refused to wash their hands between surgeries. Later on, Florence Nightingale also recognized the importance of handwashing in curtailing the spread of disease. Again, the information was ignored.”
“According to globalhandwashing.org,” writes Dr. Saadat, “It was not until the 1980s, when a string of foodborne outbreaks and healthcare-associated infections led to public concern that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified hand hygiene as an important way to prevent the spread of infection. In doing so, they heralded the first nationally endorsed hand hygiene guidelines, and many more have followed.” https://globalhandwashing.org/about-handwashing/history-of-handwashing/
Read the entire article at https://drdavidsaadat.com/kicking-the-month-off-with-aids-awareness-and-handwashing/
About Dr. Saadat And Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and Roxbury Surgical Center
Daryoush (David) Saadat, MD is a world-renowned, board certified, surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in Otolaryngology, Facial & Reconstructive Surgery and Sleep Medicine. Known for his unique and warm bedside manner, Dr. Saadat strives to help patients achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results.
A sleep, snoring and breathing expert, Dr. Saadat is part of a select group of surgeons chosen to work with Inspire Medical Systems for the treatment of sleep apnea. He also works with Spirox for the treatment of nasal airway obstruction. If someone you love snores, don’t wait. Ask Dr. Saadat about it.
Affiliated with top medical schools and hospitals in California, including Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Saadat is called upon to lecture on the latest surgical, sleep and breathing techniques. His dedication to educating and training make him a hot commodity on the lecturer’s circuit. Curious by nature, he has a passion for learning by doing and often assists his fellow doctors from around the world. The results are groundbreaking and produce innovative techniques that others follow.
Dr. David Saadat, The Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and Roxbury Surgical Center, offer an extensive selection of effective, state of the art procedures that are individualized to meet each of your unique needs. Dr. Sadaat is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology and sleep medicine. Equipped with knowledge gained through both a wonderful career and excellent education, Dr. Sadaat and his staff are able to help you find the right path to personal satisfaction.