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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Monday, June 29th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM and SiriusXM On Demand: Doctor Radio



We have some heavyweight guests for this first Doctor Ira Show of the Summer.  Starting with talking about the dangers of dehydration.  Join me and Dr. Kevin Campbell as we talk about the dangers of heat stroke and heat related illness.

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

Speaking of gastroenterology, do women feel their GI symptoms differently than men?  Join me and Dr. Roshini Raj as we talk about what, if any, differences there are in the digestive tracts of men and women.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topics at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!  Send me a tweet or give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Monday June 15th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio (and ON DEMAND)


Brief summer update...cause, well its summer!

Dr. Marc Siegel will be joining me to talk about the summer outbreaks, and there seem to be many of them!  Bird Flu, MERS and TB; we're going to try to cover it all!

Worried about the bird flu? Freaked out about the price of eggs?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this we will have Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in Gastroenterology and answer your questions and tweets at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I spent the weekend at the beach...reminding me that friskiness happens during the summer.  Join me and Mr. William Smith, the executive Director of the National Coalition of STD directors and Dr. Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH, the Chief of the STD Control Branch for the California Department of Public Health, as we talk about new STD treatment guidelines.

A little curious? Send us a tweet or give us a call!

We will end the show 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!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Monday, June 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81:Doctor Radio!


Supplements and twins.  What do they have in common.  This show.  Starting with supplements. What (if any) supplements should you give your kids? For that matter, what's really in them?  Join Sarah Erush, PharmD, BCPS, the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Residency Director of the Pharmacy Residency Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as we talk about dietary supplements in kids.  

Wondering about supplements and your kids?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After this we will have Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in Gastroenterology and answer your questions and tweets at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Have you ever seen a set of twins, swore they were identical, and then be told by the parents that they weren't.  Well, it turns out you may have been right.  Join me and Dr. Jeffrey Craig, PhD of the University of Melbourne's Australian Twin Registry as we talk about a new study showing that, if the sex is the same, identical twins should be considered.  Conversely, just because twins look alike doesn't mean that they are.

We will end the show 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, May 31, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM Doctor Radio


A brief update on tomorrow's show as the rain pounds us here in New York City.
Dr. Gerry Mullin of Johns Hopkins will be joining us to talk about his new book, "The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Energy, and Lose the Weight for Good!"  From Fodmaps to Super Foods, learn it all!

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

Doctors often tell patients life altering news, and, well, then we go home.  Learn about someone who overcame some tough news.  Join me and Rebecca Zamolo as we talk about her new documentary, Inside/Out, My Battle with IBD.

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