Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



It's Digestive Disease Week!  I wasn't able to go, but we will report on some of the hot news from the meeting.  Dr. Catarina Oneto will be joining me to talk about the latest information on C. difficile and will stick around 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 questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Gastroenterologists love talking about how GERD damages the esophagus, and I think most of us envision acid burning the lining of the esophagus.  But what if it's not true.  Join me, Dr. Rhonda Souza and Dr. Stuart Spechler of the University of Texas, Southwest and the Dallas VA Medical Center as we talk about their new research on a possible cause of GERD. Could it be the cytokines?

Give us call with your GERD questions or send me a 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, May 15, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation with your doctor and realized that it didn't go the way that you thought it should have.  Doctors are people too, and most of us are uncomfortable having discussions with patients on things like dying.  Join me and Dr. Bernard Bandman, PhD, the co-founder of the Center for Communication in Medicine as we talk about their "Speak Sooner" initiative.

Have a story about a difficult conversation with a doctor? Let us know at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Then, its the open office!  With an interlude to talk about bariatric surgery, we are going to be answering your questions on all things medical at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Have a little question...send me a tweet!  Gastroenterology Update, Ask Doctor Ira and a bit of small medicine...all in one session!

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



Food glorious food.  As much as we love the taste, its the smell that really gets us going.  What happens when that goes away.  Join me and Dr. Timothy McClintock, PhD of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as we talk about "The Kentucky Assay,' a test that will help build an olfactory roadmap: the flavor version of the human genome.

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

Its an external kind of day here at Doctor Radio.  In addition to smell, we going to have the skin show!  No not that, stop with the dirty minds.  The History of Skin.  Dr. Craig Koslofsky, a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will be joining us to talk about the history of our largest organ.  Skin stories!

We will end the show, 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.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



Quick update on Monday's Show. We will start by talking medical history: specifically Presidential demise. Joining us is unofficial Doctor Radio Presidential Historian, University of Maryland Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Care Clinical Center at the VA Maryland Health Care System Dr. Philip Mackowiak, MD, MBA.  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!

Rachel Begun, MS RD is in NYC and coming to the studio! Join us as we talk alcohol and health (and weight) as the weather gets better and more than a few people's attention turns to a little wine or beer!  Give us a call with you dietary questions.  We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer your questions on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me me or send me a tweet!


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


The pancreas...mysterious and foreboding.  And complicated.  And in two parts both anatomically and functionally.  Join me and Dr. Christopher DiMaio of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York as we talk about the exocrine pancreas, what it does, and how to fix it when it doesn't function like it should.

Pancreatitis? Gallstones? Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that 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.  Or send us a tweet!

As you can see from the meme above, Passover is here.  For those of us who observe, its eight days of eating flour and water and not enough vegetables.  But there is hope!  Join me and my fellow Doctor Radio host Samantha Heller as we talk matzo, gluten and more!

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira,where you can ask 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 or send me a tweet.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Monday, April 18th on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Back from birthday fun and ready to get back to regular Doctor Radio Fun!  Starting with parasitic worms.  I guess we all have our own definitions of fun. Dr. Ken Cadwell, PhD and Dr. P'ng Loke will be joining me to talk about their new study (published in Science) at worms and inflammatory bowel disease.

After that, it will be time for Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.  Call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

April is IBS awareness month.  Join me and Dr. Andrea Shin of Indiana University School of Medicine as we talk about the IBS in America Study.  Dr. Shin is an author of the study.

We will end the show, as usual, 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!

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Colitis tends to flare in the Spring, at least a little bit. Dr David Hudesman, the Director of NYU Langone's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program will be coming on to talk about what's going on in the world of inflammatory bowel disease.

IBD? Crohn's? Colitis? Wondering about the latest cures.  Give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that, it will be time for Gastroenterology Update, 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 or tweet!

All it takes is one trip to a hospital for most of us to realize how expensive medical care has become.  Recently, people have been traveling out of the country for everything from breast augmentation to cardiac bypass.  Is this a good idea?  Join me and I. Glenn Cohen, a Professor of Law and Faculty Director at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School as we talk about his book, "Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics."

If you've thought about leaving the US for medical care, 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: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me....1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

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