Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!

Lots on the microbiome. That's probably the best way to sum up Monday's show.  We're starting with basic science and then heading to the "integrative."  We are going to find out what they are integrating.

Starting with the science.  Join me and Dr. John Rawls, PhD, of Duke University, who will be speaking to us about his new study showing that microbes can control actions of their animal hosts.  Creepy, but cool.

After that we will have Gastreonterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things GI at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send us a tweet.

We talk a lot on this show about the microbiome, and one of my points is how little we know clinically: while guys like Dr. Rawls make headway in the basic sciences, guys like me try to interpret what is known into clinical action.  But how much do we really know?   We'll be speaking with Dr. Mark Engelman, a permanent clinical consultant for Cyrex laboratories, about whether 'food sensitivities are really an autoimmune disorder.' I'm not sure what it means: lets find out.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on ny topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio

I hope everyone is having a good Mother's Day.  We will be talking diabetes and liver.  Not sure what those have to do with Mother's Day, but, well, they are interesting topics

Starting with Diabetes. One of the biggest problems people with diabetes have is adjusting their diets to their new reality.  Join me and Dr. Melinda Maryniuk, MeD, RD of the Joslin Diabetes Center as we talk about healthy eating and diet modification in people with diabetes.

Diabetic?  Cook for one?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that, we will open up the phones for Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. or send us a tweet!

Speaking of gastroenterology, my boards are coming up.  I have always found liver disease to be particularly tricky and am excited that hepatologist and Co-Director of the Liver Institute at Mount Sinai Dr. Ira Jacobson will be joining us to talk about hepatitis C, B and so much more.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday, May 8th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


It's Digestive Disease Week!  Me, I'm stuck here in NY and am studying for my board recertification, but thousands of gastroenterologists have gathered in Chicago to talk shop.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Philip Stein of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation and Drexel Medical School about what's happening in the world of inflammatory bowel disease.

Pediatric GI questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
After this, we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things GI at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Ok.  I made a face on the radio when we talked about apple cider vinegar.  Turns out there is research on this subject.  Join me as I speak with Carol Johnston, PhD, of the Arizona State University about the real deal on this product.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Food, booze, climate and colors. Yes, we are talking about all of that this Monday.  Starting with alcohol and climate.  Really.  Join me and Dr. Ramon Bataller, the Chief of Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as we talk about the relationship between climate and alcohol use. Ever hear the excuse that "I drink to keep warm." May be more true than you think.

Alcohol questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After this, we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things GI at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I will not lie.  I have no idea what a Unicorn frappuccino is.  Not sure I want to, but apparently, many people do.  The thing is blowing up Twitter. Join me and Keri Gans, RD as we talk about the color of food.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


You're probably not going to be surprised, but we are talking basic science and medicine today. Not the "translational" stuff, but the real, nitty gritty stuff that confuse even most physicians find difficult to understand.

The first thing brings together a modern evil with the stuff of the middle ages.  Dr. Victor J. Torres, Ph.D., of NYU, will be joining us to talk about the links between medieval medicines and Staph aureus, a problem in everything from gym bags to ICU's.  Turns out that our medieval ancestors knew more than we give them credit for.  Find out what, and how!

After that, we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! Or via Twitter, of course.

Continuing with our basic science theme, we are going to be talking HIV. Dr. Jenna Honeycutt, a PhD post-doc at the University of North Carolina, will be coming on to talk about how the HIV gene persists in a part of the body despite treatment (something similar happened with Ebola, if I remember correctly).  Find out how one discovery will (hopefully) lead to others and, potentially, a cure for HIV.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira,where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Shownon SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio

a very brief post holiday post.  We will be talking alternatives to reflux surgery, answering your GI  questions, talking about drug use in the USA (not the legal kind) and having Ask Doctor Ira.  It all happens starting 8AM ET on Monday.  Questions? Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110


Happy Holidays to everyone. Passover is here and Easter is just around the corner.  Matzoh, which consists of unleavened flour and water, could also be described as the perfect food to help the gastroenterologists college fund.  But its not just matzoh!  Join me and Dr. Michael Camilleri of the Mayo Clinic as we talk about constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation!

Can't go? Give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After that, we will expand the conversation in GI with Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

I just got back from Miami.  I won't lie, I'm closer to grandchildren than children.  But there is a little something odd about being in a "Zika" area.  Join me as I speak with infectious disease and emerging threat expert Dr. Amesh Adalja.

Going South?  Questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will end the show, as we usually do, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all: anything your forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give a call at1-877-NYU-DOCS.

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