Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 13th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110, Doctor Radio!

We are thinking about hearts here at Doctor Radio.  Not only is Tuesday Valentine's Day, but all February is Women's Heart Month.  Join me and Dr. Kevin Campbell as we talk about arrhythmia and women! From SVT to WPW to a-fib we have it all!  Yes, its a lot of acronyms, but we are going to get through them all.

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

After that we will have gastroenterology update: Board Review Edition!  As I go through my review to recertify, I will let you know some of the interesting things I've learned as well as answering your questions and tweets on all things digestive.

Curcumin.  You're thinking spice, and maybe yellow rice.  Dr. Ajay Goel, PhD of Baylor University is thinking epigenetics and possible cancer prevention. Join us as we talk about the genetics, epigenetics (this is a vocabulary and buzzword filled show) and gastrointestinal cancers!

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

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Feeling a little stiff from all the recent back and forth in the country? Maybe even a little nauseated.  Join me and Dr. Eric Ruderman of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University as we talk about rheumatoid arthritis and some of its gastrointestinal complications.

After that we just switch to gastroenterology.  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 on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Lest we forget, the Flu is going around, big time.  Join me and Doctor Radio's Medical Director Dr. Marc Siegel as we go over winter illness.  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 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, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 30th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio.


With so much going on in the world, its important to step back and think about your health.  So we will.  Rachel Meltzer Warren will be coming on to talk about healthy diet and teenagers.  And Dr. Steven Griffen of JDRF will be coming on to talk type 1 diabetes.  And of course, Gastroenterology Update and #askdoctorira at 1-877-NYU-DOCS (8:30 and 9:30 respectively)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Finally I'm back.  So many holidays at this time of the year, and everything on a Monday.  But, until President's Day at least, I'm back.  Starting with diet talk from registered dietician Danielle Capalino.  Join us as we talk about the microbiome, the FODMAP diet, and of course, fitting into yoga pants (I am not sure anyone would want to see me in them but that is probably besides the point.)

Diet and probiotic questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Speaking of the abdomen

Of course, we will have GI Update (board review edition) and Ask Doctor Ira.

If you've ever had abdominal surgery, a baby, or even deconditioning to your belly, you know how hard it an be to strengthen this often problematic area of your body.  Join me and Scott Sailor, the President of the National Athletic Training Association, as we talk about that all important core.

Had abdominal or pelvic surgery?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me.

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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!


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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!