Sunday, September 25, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Me.  I'm a master communicator.  Just ask me. But what about all those other doctors: you know, the ones you always hear complaints about how they just "don't listen" to what their patient's are saying? Well, there's help for them.  Join me and Dr. Michael Janjigian of NYU as we talk about the importance of physician patient communication and what he and his colleagues are doing to improve it.

Have a story about communicating with your doctor: good or bad? Let us know at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that it will be time 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 me a tweet.

Toddlers.  Spouses.  How do you cook healthy dinner for everyone in your house.  Join me and Sari Greaves as we speak about her new book "Easy Meals for Happy Toddlers." Learn how to make something thats not chicken fingers that everyone will want to eat and you'll be proud to serve."

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, September 18, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


September happens to be National Cholesterol Education Month.  While cholesterol is important for all of us, for some of us it can be particularly difficult.  Find out about Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a common cause of heart disease, with me and Ms. Amy Sturm, a genetics counselor at The Ohio State University.

Worried about cholesterol in your family?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After that its GI update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease as well as answering your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! Or send me a tweet.

Now, as a doctor in New York City I think I see it all.  But I don't. Join me and Dr. Daliah Wachs as we talk about the life of a family practitioner in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday, September 12th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 10: Doctor Radio!


A quick update on Monday's show.  It's Trucker Week on SiriusXM, and we will be talking truck.  Starting with reflux.  Dr. Jamie Koufman will be joining us to speak to us about respiratory reflux.  Its more than just heartburn.

But of course there is heartburn! And so many other Gastrointestinal diseases.  Join me for GI Update at 9AM Eastern, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of Digestive Disease and answer your questions on all things gastroenterology.  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.

Even if you're not a truck driver,  trucker health is important to you. Those big trucks next to you on the highway are not driving themselves.  Join me and Dr. Karl Sieber, PhD of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety as we talk about the Long-Haul Truck Driver Health Survey Results.

We will end the show, as usual, 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 a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Summer may be fading fast but that doesn't mean its over yet!  We have an interesting and informative show planned for you.  Starting with exercise: or the internal complications of it, at least. David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and Professor at Appalachian State, will be joining us to talk about exercise induced immune dysfunction. We always talk about how good exercise is for you: is it the whole truth (well, it is, but its good to learn how to ameliorate the downsides).

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

After that we will have GI update, where I will let you know the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things gastroenterology related.  Give me a call or send me a tweet!

I have always loved mathematics and, as a doctor, believe that the mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills I learned in school and college have been invaluable in my career.  Join me as I speak with Ms. Cindy Lawrence, the CEO and Executive Director of the Museum of Mathematics right here in New York City.

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!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



I was eating in a seafood place in Ithaca, New York (yes, I know...no ocean nearby).  Ithaca is beautiful, the seafood was excellent, and absolutely nothing happened to me.  So of course, I started thinking about all the things that could have, and what to do about it.  Fish...scromboid poisoning.  Trees...allergies.  And the Epipen has become ridiculously expensive.  Join me and allergist Dr. Paul Ehrlich as we talk about the perils of histamine!

Allergy questions: give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

My GI Board review continues unabated. During GI update, I'll tell you some interesting tidbits and answer your digestive disease questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet.

We all know that Jet Lag can mess up your day: those circadian rhythms do not like to be messed with.  Now research shows that how badly you get infected by a virus may be affected by these rhythms as well.  We will be talking with the authors of a paper from Cambridge University about how, in lab and animal models. the circadian rhythm affects how well viruses regulate.  

We will end the show, as always, 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 a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

image source from Rachel S. Edgar, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1601895113


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



While I usually don't think about US Presidents and their wives during the summer, this year has certainly been an exception.  So, when I saw that Mary Todd Lincoln may have been affected by pernicious anemia, a form of vitamin B12 deficiency, I was intrigued.  Join me and Dr. Kenneth Hymes, a hematologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU School of Medicine, as we talk about Mary Todd's clinical issues, how they may be B12 deficiency, and what you should look out for even if you are not going to be the first lady (or gentleman).

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

After that, it will be time for GI Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease as well as answering your questions on all things stomach, liver and colon related at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet!

The lower abdomen.  The pelvis.  So many different organs.  Which one is guilty of causing your pain?  Join me and OB/GYN Dr. Jessica Shepard as we talk about lower abdominal pain: GI or GYN?

Pelvic or lower abdominal issues?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call or send me a tweet!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


We are starting off the hazy days of August with a very digestive oriented show.  Starting with Columbia University Medical Center's Armin Alaedini, PhD, who has an appointment in the institute of Human Nutrition and is a member of the Celiac Disease Center.  Dr. Alaedini will be talking about his latest research on wheat sensitivity in non-celiac disease patients.

After this we are going to have wide open phones, gastroenterology update, Doctor's Ira's Three Times the Charm Board Review and more.  We will end the show, as usual, with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask you doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me @doctorira!

image source: By Liu, S . Strop, P. (RCSB Protein Data Bank) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons