Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 29th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



The fall has begun and its time to talk medicine!  We have a show devoted to your problems.  Joining us in our first hour is Dr. Seth Gross, the head of Endoscopy and Gastroenterology at Tisch Hospital of the NYU-Langone Medical Center.  Whether its difficult gallstones, weird pancreatic stuff, or draining stuff.   Give us call with your GI questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will continue the GI conversation after that with Gastroenterology update, where I will update you on the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions.  Give us a call or send us a tweet.

At the top of our second hour we'll have one of my favorite segments: Small Medicine, where I'll answer your questions on all of the small things you might be embarrassed to ask your doctor.  Hemorrhoids, balding, hangnails: you name it, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We'll 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 us a call!


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiirusXM 81: Doctor Radio.


Yes, its the Fall already.  Back to work and school.  Getting the house together. Flu shots and Check ups.  Fall is the time when we stop relaxing and start planning.  For those people with End Stage Liver Disease, its never too early to plan.  Join me and Dr. Lisa Ganjhu as we talk about what end stage liver disease means, what to do to avoid complications and how to treat this difficult to manage disease.

Anyone in your family with cirrhosis.  A liver transplant pending?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will expand the discussion with Gastroenterology Update:  call me with any questions you may have on any digestive disease topic: from the liver, gall bladder and pancreas to the small intestine and colon!  If you have a short question send me a short Tweet to @doctorira

We'll continue the open phones and expand them even further with Ask Doctor Ira at the top of the hour.  Anything you forgot your doctor as me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

The LifeVac guys are back.  Some months ago, we featured a segment of LifeVac, a device created to help choking victims who are alone.  I thought it was a cool idea, but was worried that clinical trials had not been done to establish its effectiveness.  Many of our listeners were intrigued by the device.  We have some pretty interesting follow up to our initial story.  Find out what happened!







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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday, September, 15th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


I just returned from the wonderful city of Providence, so a brief review of tomorrow's excellent show.  Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, award winning writer of "Words in Your Face: A guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam" will be joining us to talk about her new book titled "Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine."

We will then have Gastroenterology update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Asthma, allergies and gut bacteria.  No way!  Well, it turns out, way.  Join me as I talk to Dr. Dan Littman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Hlen L and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology at the NYU Langone School of Medicine about his research on how the intestinal micobiota influences the body's inflammatory response, particularly related to the development of asthma.

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 a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday, September 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Never thought I'd have to remember Shakespeare.  But, here we are, on Doctor Radio, where I seem destined to repeat high school past.  Join me and Dr. Jane Evans of the University of Hertforshire as we talk about how new studies she conducted with her colleagues at the University of Leicester, looking at the bones and teeth of Richard III, uncovered some fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet King (probably also find out what a Plantagenet is too!)

Then we'll have gastroenterology update.  Find out the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet for a short question (which sometimes needs a long answer!).

Remember when we had Boonsri Dickerson on the air to talk about her experience as a user of 23AndMe? Well, Emily Drabant of 23andMe will be coming on to talk about their new study (with Pfizer) looking at the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease!  Have IBD or know someone who does?  Find out how to participate!

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I'll be glad to answer.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU DOCS.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014, on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Although you would think August is the time of year when everyone goes away, apparently the place they're going is to my show.  We have an excellent lineup of guests.

Douglas Drossman, MD will be joining us to talk about Doctor-Patient Communication and Skills training.  Ever wonder if your doctor is really listening to you? Find out what they can do to do better.  And call us with your 'doctor didn't listen to me' tales at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Digestive Disease Update follow this.  Learn about some of the latest and greatest news in the world of gastroenterology and have your questions on all things digestive answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We talk a lot about poop on the Doctor Ira Show: its what I do.  But in gastroenterology, the talk has gone from "why do I have problems with my poop" to "what can I actually do with the poop to make people healthier?"  Join me and Dr. David Rubin of the University of Chicago as we talk about the latest in fecal microbial transplant.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer it.  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday, August 11 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor R


Is it to early to start thinking about allergies.  No.  At 8 AM, Dr. Erin McGintee will be joining us (from the Hamptons, no less) to talk about meat allergies, pollen allergies, and heck, allergies all around.  Its a question and answer kind of show and we will start with Dr. McGintee.

After this, we will have extensive office time!  Ask Doctor Ira and Gastroenterology Update for the rest of the show.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me.  We will also go over some of the latest and greatest news in the world of Digestive Disease and medicine.  Some topics:

1) New genetic markers for pancreatic cancer
2) a little bit on excessive belching (yes, we really study that)
3) the role of carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide in colonic function (it turns out you need a little of both)

Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Need your coffee in the morning?  I won't lie: I need mine.  Its the caffeine.  Did you know that there is a whole journal devoted to caffeine research.  Join me and Patricia Broderick, PhD, the editor of the Journal of Caffeine Research, as we put up a cup of joe and talk about the latest research in the world of caffeine.

After that, we will have gastroenterology update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease. Find out about the latest research and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Is having a cup of chocolate milk really that good for you after a workout.  What happened to a glass of water and some celery?  Join me and Keri Gans, RD as we talk about the science and reality of nutrition before, during and after a workout.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira.  Anything you forgot to ask you doctor ask me! Give a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me!