Sunday, August 23, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


A brief update as I enjoy the relaxation of August. It a hairy and hairless show that we have planned for you!

First, hair.  More specifically lice.  Dr. John Marshall Clark, PhD, a Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Director of the Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory will be joining us to talk about his research on head lice.  His research shows that many populations of lice are resistant to commonly used treatments.  With school starting should you be freaked out?  Well no, but, find out why.

Lousy questions? Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

GI Update after this...any digestive question you have give us a call or tweet!

And then, hairless.  Join me and Dr. Marc Dauer, MD as we talk about hair transplants...they're not just for balding middle aged guys anymore (although mine should be soon!).  Find out about transplants for a variety of medical reasons.

Hair questions: Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 17th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Yes, that is a new station number.  Doctor Radio is joining all of the other great SiriusXM talk channels in the 100's, between Sirius Stars and the Wharton Channel.  And with the great show we have, you will be glad you changed your presets! (yes that was a terrible radio joke).

Starting with food safety.  As summer winds down and school starts, its time to gear up for safe eating.  Join me and Sally Feist, the executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education, as we talk about handling the picnic, the kids lunches, and yes, the coleslaw.

Worried about that Listeria?  Give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will expand the conversation with Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of Digestive Disease (Gastroenterologists work even during the heart of the summer) and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Whether your lifting that kindergartener to get them to school or lifting your own 423 pound backpack full of whatever it is that you desperately need for grad school, back and neck pain can happen.  Join me as I am joined by Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, a board certified orthopedist at the Midwest Spine and Brain Institute.

Back or Neck problems?  Give us call or tweet.

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.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Monday, August 10th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM: Doctor Radio!

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Its the summer, so a brief pitch for a great show.  Dr. Tod Cooperman of Consumerlab.com will be joining us to talk pre and pro biotics.  What's the difference?  After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tellyou the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet.

Legionnaire's disease has been all over the news in New York recently.  But this disease is not limited to the Bronx: we are going to talk about what this disease is, what causes it, and what you can do to protect you and your family.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any quesiton 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, August 2, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Oh, its August.  You're traveling, your avoiding work, your thinking about cool drinks with little umbrellas in them.  But something is nagging you.  In your regular, non-summer life, you're a little perturbed about you niece that just seems a little off.  Or your a school teacher and vividly remember how one particular kid seemed so sad.  Join me and fellow Doctor Radio Host Dr. Jess Shatkin as we talk about his new book, Treating Child & Adolescent Mental Illness: A Practical, All-in-One Guide.

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

After that, we will have a fact and fun filled show with gastroenterology updates, internal medicine questions answered, guests, and, of course, more exposition on my favorite new word: "gastipation."

Question for me?  Send me a tweet!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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



Every week I'm on Doctor Radio I talk about some kind of study or another. Studies are important: without them medicine would still rely on leeches and humors.  But what actually happens during a medical study?  Join me and Dr. Marc Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio and Fox News correspondent, as we talk about the medical study!

Thinking about joining a study...give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Can targeting gut bacteria change more than just poop?  Maybe.  Join me as a I speak to Professor Mashkoor Choudhry, PhD from Loyola University as we speak about his study which shows that targeting gut bacteria may help burn and trauma patients.

Despite all the fancy advances in medical technology, a lot of health remains little more than not smoking, eating reasonably well, and exercising.  A big problem: its not sexy and its hard to get the message out.  Join me and Ms. Monique Hedmann as we talk about the Hip Hop Public Health Initiative, which helps bring health messages to children.  

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


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 8: Doctor Radio



We know what you want on Doctor Radio...your medical questions answered.  So, whether your about to drive up to the Cape to that cottage you rented and wondering about that babesiosis, or getting ready to camp at Yellowstone and thinking to yourself "what do I do if I get bit by a bear," or even if you are just sitting in your house worried that your six year old keeps coughing on you we have the answer!  Our first hour is going to be  (drumroll please)

"Summer of Questions with Doctor Ira."

So whether its sunburn, tick bites, infections and vaccines or even controlling your blood pressure, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send us a tweet.  Speaking of which, our tweet of the week is


Dr. Caterina Oneto is coming on at the top of our second hour to talk about the latest and greatest in IBS!

We'll end the show with Ask Doctor Ira where you ask me any questions on any medical topic at all...anything your forgot to ask your doctor ask me. Give us a buzz at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Monday, July 6th 2015 on the Dr. Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM: Doctor Radio



Happy 4th of July weekend.  I hope you are having a good one.  Regardless of whether you are sneaking off Monday or heading back to work, we have a great show to listen too.

Starting with the kidney.  Dr. Jeffrey Berns, the President of the  of the National Kidney Foundation, will be coming on to talk about the latest and greatest information concerning chronic kidney disease, a disease that affects millions of Americans and Canadians.

Told the BUN was bad.  Creatinine looks like you've taken too much creatine?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

As a gastroenterologist, I believe that the function of the kidneys is to filter blood for the intestines (and to help the liver).  So join me after Dr. Berns for "Digestive Disease Update," where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your calls and tweets!

I spent the 4th hanging out, barbecuing, watching fireworks and pretending to exercise.  Many of my friends though, have become fans of Mud races, where they swing through obstacle courses in an effort to prove how macho they are.  But can you get sick from this?  Join me and veterinarian Mariah Giardina as we talk about the dangers of the mud.

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.