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!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show


Its Digestive Disease Week!  Yes, thousands of gastroenterologists have come down to Washington, DC to talk about the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive health, and we are going to talk about it!  Starting with updates in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Dr. Philip Stein, a gastroenterologist at St. Christopher's Hospital For Children in Philadelphia, will be joining us to talk about what's going on in the world of pediatric Crohn's and Colitis.

Questions?  Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will have digestive disease update, featuring your questions and some of the interesting stories from Digestive Disease Week....emulsifiers?  Give us call or tweet!

Gut Microbiota is a theme of this years gastroenterology meetings.  Join me, and Drs. Erica and Justin Sonnenburg of Stanford University, as we talk about the microbiome and their new book, The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health.

We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any medical topic at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monday, May 11th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


A brief Mother's day version of tomorrow's show.  Keri Gans, R.D. will be joining us to talk about why diet is a four letter word.  This is important, because I am now recovering from massive Mother's Day Chinese Food extravaganza.

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

We will continue the GI conversation at the top of our next hour with Dr. Caterina Oneto, a gastroenterologist affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

The show will end, as usual, 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 or send me a tweet.