Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


When I was a second year medical student, my biggest fear was a brain aneurysm.  Every headache (and believe me, second year med students get a lot of those) portended disaster.  And while I was just nervous, aneurysm is a real problem and treatments are not great.  Join me as I speak to Dr. Ali Aziz-Sultan of Brigham and Women's Hospital as we speak about a new clinical trial that looks to treat brain aneurysm.

Neurosurgery questions?  Worried about aneurysm?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

At 8:30 AM ET we will have Gastroenterology update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease.  Give us a call or tweet with your digestive questions!

We continue our brain show in a different sort of way.  Join me and Dr. Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH as we talk about high school students and marijuana, hashish and synthetic marijuana use.  As the parent of two teenagers, I want to know what's going on with this.  You should too.

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 12, 2015

Monday, April 13th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


New technology and old constipation.  We have a great show planned for Monday.  Starting with constipation.  We talk about constipation and we talk about Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.  Is it different?  Is it the same?  More importantly, how you should you and your doctor approach these two problems?  Join me and University of Michigan Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey as we talk about his new study looking at the two.

Constipated?  IBS?  Both?  What can you do about it...Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that we will expand the conversation with GI Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets!

Sometimes we have to get the basic science to understand more about the medicine.  Take infections for example.  If you think you have a urinary tract infection, your doctor needs to send a sample of your urine to a lab for culture and sensitivity testing.  What if there was an easier way?  Join me and Dr. Waseem Asghar of Florida Atlantic University as we talk about how they are "developing point-of-care (POC) and microfluidic biosensors for rapid detection of various diseases including Cancer, Candidiasis, and HIV." Really.  On a smart phone.  Wow.

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

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


We are going to be spending a lot of time inside the colon on today's show.  Starting with a capsule.  While there have been many "pill-cams" developed over the years, most of them are only capable of looking at the upper intestine and small bowel.  But a new one may be able to accurately detect polyps in the colon.  Join me and NYU Gastroenterologist Dr. Seth Gross as we talk about this new Check Cap technology.

Wondering about colon cancer prevention alternatives to colonoscopy?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will have gastroenterology update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive diseases and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

One of the interesting things about the gut is not only how it affects your poop, but how it may effect you!  Join me and UCSD Professor Dr. Rob Knight as we talk about his new book, "Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes."  From allergy to your emotions, gut bacteria may be part of the equation!

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!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday, March 30th on the Internal Medicine Show with Doctor Ira Breite on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!




Monday's show could pretty much be called the "Sum of All Fears...:" at least my fears.  Starting with sudden death in young athletes.  Now, while I'm not young, I do have young, athletic children.  And although I know its rare, it does sort of freak me out a bit when I hear about some kid in high school or college collapsing on the field.  Join me and Dr. Kevin Campbell as we talk about this rare, but scary issue.

Then onto flying.  Now, I fly a decent amount, but the whole process is something I could live without.  From getting to the plane anxiety, to getting through security anxiety, to did they give my seat away anxiety, to what if all that physics stuff is wrong anxiety, to did they lose my luggage anxiety (well this one is usually true), I find flying an anxiety provoking experience.  Join me and Dr. Reid Wilson, PhD of the University of North Carolina as we talk about fear of flying.

Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS


Next anxiety: cancer.  We always talk about alcohol and heart health.  But what about cancer? Join me and Dr. Mitchell Gaynor as we talk about how much alcohol it takes to turn you from pleasantly toasted to cancer victim.  Is red wine better?  How about quitting?

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



Does that cranberry juice really help a UTI? How about aloe for GERD? Keri Gans, RD will be coming on tomorrow to talk about health benefits of proper foods?

Ever wonder if what you are eating is healthy...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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!

Twins. Twins.  Yes, it sounds so nice I had to say it twice.  But what can twins tell us about health?  Join me as we discuss a new study looking at pairs of physically active versus physically inactive twins.  Even with the same genes, exercise really matters!

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

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Monday, March 9th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



A quick rundown of tomorrow's show.  First taxes.  Join me and Wolter Kluwer Tax Accountant Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA as we talk about how it may be possible to deduct a gluten free diet for medical reasons. (please do not use this blog for tax advice...the doctor stuff I know but taxes? no).  If this works, maybe we can do an hour of "Accountant Radio...real accountants helping real people."

After that we will 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.

Am I old enough to complain that all those musicians and other creative types are just plain crazy?  Should I tell them to stay off my lawn?  This is a topic for another day.  For Monday, we will be talking with Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, the author of Ungifted, Intelligence Redefined, as we talk about how maybe Eminem wasn't so off when he sang about keeping up with the voices inside his head (wasn't that Rhianna's part though?)

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer any questions you have on any medical topic at all..anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monday, March 2nd on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


As a parent, I am constantly amazed at the vastly different advice that my friends receive from various health care professionals when their kids have a concussion.  From even agreeing on what the symptoms of concussion are to figuring out when its ok to return to sports, there seems to be four opinions for every three professionals.  I am happy that Dr. Steven Broglio of the University of Michigan will be coming on to talk about the new National Athletic Trainers Association guidelines for sports related concussions.  Dr. Broglio is the lead author of the guidelines.

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of Gastroenterology and answer your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will continue the gastroenterology conversation when Dr. Caterina Oneto joins us to talk about her research and answer your questions and tweets.

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

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