Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



Weight loss, your questions and the numbers. That is the short summary of Monday's show.  Starting with the weight.  If you've been struggling to figure out how to eat and get thinner, you have to hear Dr. Holly Lofton of NYU's Weight Loss Program will be coming on to talk about her "New You" program.

After that, its time for 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 liver, pancreas, stomach and colon related at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or just send a tweet.

Numbers, numbers everywhere.  Medicine loves metrics, for better or worse.  Join me at 9AM ET when I speak with Dr. Petra Lukoschek of NYU about cholesterol, BMI, hemoglobin A1c and more!

Number questions from your physical? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will 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 a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite


Ok, I just got in from Chicago and boy are my arms tired.  Bad jokes aside, a brief update on tomorrow's show. We are talking probiotics, sleep and hiatal hernias...three of my favorite topics.  Tod Copperman, MD of ConsumerLab.Comwill be coming on to talk about probiotics, prebiotics and labels on both of them...what to look for and more.  Dr. Lori Lovitz, DO of the North Shore University Health System in Evanston will be coming on to talk about sleep, the lack of it, and what you can do!  Dr. Brian Bosworth of NYU will be talking hiatal hernias.  And 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 me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Fellow Gastroenterologist and NYU Faculty Member Dr. Caterina Oneto will be joining me for a whole hour of microbiome, GI and more!

GI questions: Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send a tweet!

Hemophilia. If you've heard of this bleeding disorder, you may be thinking of early victims of the AIDS epidemic.  But hemophilia is around, and although no longer at huge risk for HIV, the treatments remain suboptimal  Join me and Dr. Barbara Konkle, MD, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine as we talk about My Life Our Future, a nationwide campaign for Hemophilia research.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions at all and I will be happy to answer them: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


March has definitely blown in like a lion here in the Northeast. Cold and windy.  But March is also a month where we celebrate the awareness of many medical problems, including kidney disease and colon cancer.  At 8AM, Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, a nephrologist and Chief Medical Officer of the National Kidney Foundation as we talk about this very important organ.

Kidney questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

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

March happens to be colon cancer prevention month.  One disturbing trend we have been seeing is the rice of colon cancer in younger people than we usually screen for this disease.  Join me as I speak with Gina Neri, a colon cancer survivor and mother of three and Dr. Jerald Wishner, MD, the director of the Institute of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital about what its like to be be young, pregnant, and find out you have colon cancer.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical problem 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, February 26, 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Heartburn.  GERD.  Call it what you will, its not fun to have.  Although medications are great at treating this condition, there is some worry about using them long term and many people would prefer not to take anything at all.  Surgery has been around for over 40 years, and minimally invasive surgery has been performed since the 1990's.  But does it work?  Join us as we speak to Dr. Francisco Schlottman of the UNC Medical Center For Esophageal Disease and Swallowing as we talk about his new research showing that laparoscopic results are just as good as open surgery (and cheaper, too!)

GERD?  Thinking Surgery?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After this we have a very open office.  We will taking your phone calls, tweets,  and emails as we have "Ask Doctor Ira/ GI Update: Expanded Edition."  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!

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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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