Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday, January 9th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



I'm back!  And we have a pretty digestive show planned.  Dr. Caterina Oneto will be joining me to talk about digestive issues ranging from the microbiome to the bile duct.  Questions about your constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloat?  Let us know at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

The mesentery?  What's the mesentery?  I thought I knew, and I may have been taught wrong.  Find out about this old, but new organ at 9AM Eastern when I speak with Dr. Calvin Coffey, the Foundation Chair of Surgery at the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick and University Hospitals Limerick in Ireland.  Professor  Coffey and his colleagues recently published a study about the mesentery, refuting what we had been taught about it the past 100 years!

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


image from Dr. Coffey's paper in Lancet

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Monday, December 19th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Its the holiday season, so of course we are going to talk about stress and fat! You know it!  Starting with stress.  As you may know, recent studies have shown that life expectancy for some groups in the United States is decreasing.  Although a study a year ago showed that white middle aged Americans had a lower life expectancy than before, this latest study shows that this decline is happening pretty much across the board. Find out some of the numbers and some of things you can do about it with me and Dr. Donald Edmundson of Columbia University Medical Center's Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health.

We will have GI Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Fat. Ugg.  Why does it like ballooning up in us so much?  Find out how everyone's relationship with their own body fat is different and what you can do to help you lose the weight.  Join author Dr. Sylvia Tara as we talk about her new book, "The Secret Life of Fat."

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any quesitons about any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctors ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!



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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday, December 12th,2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



A quick rundown on tomorrow's show as I watch the Giant's Game.  Dr. Viviana Figueroa Diaz, an assistant professor and Gastroenterologist at NYU will be coming in to talk about liver disease.  Whether its viruses, fat or alcohol, there are many common causes of liver disease out there.  Call us with your liver questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  After this, we will expand the conversation with Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things digestive!

Last week I commented that the BMI didn't like me and I didn't like the BMI.  Yes, its easy to do but what does it really mean?  Join me and Dr. Melina Jampolis, as we talk about the body composition analysis, another way to measure your body fat and composition.  Is it real?  Let's find out.

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday, December 5th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


We have a pretty amazing show tomorrow if I say so myself.  Starting with the pituitary gland.  Yup, the little pea between your ears and behind your nose is getting center billing at 8AM, as we welcome Tamara Wexler, MD, PhD.  into the studio.  Find out about the little gland that does!

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

After that we will shift down the body a little bit to Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you all the latest and greatest from the world of Gastroenterology and answer your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or via Twitter.

Speaking of gastroenterology, for most of us its about that trip for a routine colonoscopy.  Mines coming up and I won't like: I am not thrilled.  Join me as I speak with Dr. David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, the chairman of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.  Find out what's next!

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



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


A brief rundown of tomorrow's show.  Lori Lovitz, DO, a sleep medicine doctor, will be joining us to talk about, you got it, sleeping!  After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or via twitter.  Travis Langley will then be joining us at 9:00AM ET to talk about Doctor Who...and his many personalities.  We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question you forgot to ask your own doctor!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110:Doctor Radio!



Getting ready for Thanksgiving? We are here in New York City and at my office.  And we will be talking issues both digestive and nutritious here on Doctor Radio Monday.

Starting with digestive!  Join me at 8AM as I speak with Ms. Amy Dixon, a world champion para-triathlete who also has IBS-D.  Find out about her story, and learn about new treatments for IBS-D.

After this we are going to extend our conversation on all things digestive with Digestive Disease Update.  Learn about the latest and greatest in the world of digestive diseases and tweet or call me with any questions to 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I will not lie. Unless questioned by relatives, I am going to try not to think to much about digestive disease at Thanksgiving.  But the science of food itself: that's a different story.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Matthew Hartings, PhD, an assistant professor at American University who actually teaches a course called the "Chemistry of Cooking" and also the far less exciting sounding "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry."

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.

image source: Structure of a β1-adrenergic G-protein-coupled receptor

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


We are back in the groove on Monday with a pretty awesome show. Starting with probiotics!  Kiran Krishnan, a microbiologist who has been involved with the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 15 years.  He'll be talking about research in the area of probiotics.  

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest questions in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!  Or send me a tweet!

I have been on a diet for 6 months now.  I've Lost about 20 pounds and its pretty clear to me that I need to continue eating "diet like" keep the weight off.  Stinks.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Scott Kahan, MD MPH, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, about the issues of obesity and what you can do about it!

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

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