Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monday, March 2nd on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


As a parent, I am constantly amazed at the vastly different advice that my friends receive from various health care professionals when their kids have a concussion.  From even agreeing on what the symptoms of concussion are to figuring out when its ok to return to sports, there seems to be four opinions for every three professionals.  I am happy that Dr. Steven Broglio of the University of Michigan will be coming on to talk about the new National Athletic Trainers Association guidelines for sports related concussions.  Dr. Broglio is the lead author of the guidelines.

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

We will continue the gastroenterology conversation when Dr. Caterina Oneto joins us to talk about her research and answer your questions and tweets.

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

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 on The Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Its Oscar night, so a brief update on tomorrow' show.  Tod Copperman, MD of Consumerlab.com will be joining us to talk about the latest on supplements...what you need to know both medically as well as some recent legal updates.

Then we will have Gastroenterology 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!

What to eat?  Join me and Samantha Heller, MS, RDN as we talk about everything from artificial colors to getting ready to lose some weight for spring.  Samantha, my fellow Doctor Radio Host is the author of GET SMART: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power & Optimizing Total Body Health.   Give us a call or tweet!

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 us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.




Sunday, February 8, 2015

Monday, February 9th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM: Doctor Radio


There has been a lot of legitimate hullabaloo about vaccines recently.  I will leave the screaming to others (although I am happy to scream as well if necessary).  I thought it would be interesting to talk about the history of vaccines themselves.  Join me, Karrie Youngdahl, the Director of the History of Vaccines Project at the College of Physicians of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Thomas Fekete, the section chief of infecious diseases at Temple University, as we talk about the over 1000 year history of vaccinations.

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

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.

Speaking of controversial, bariatric surgery for weight loss remains popular and controversial.  Join me and Dr. Violeta Popov, now of NYU-Langone Medical Center, as we talk about what to do when the bariatric surgery just isn't cutting it.  Please forgive the last joke as I couldn't help myself.

Obese.  Post surgery? Questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira....anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call or tweet.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monday, February 2nd 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Super Bowled out?  Not football wise, but foodwise?  Why is it that so many of us seem to gain a few pounds every winter?  Join me and Keri Gans, RD. the author of "The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner Healthier You" as we talk about winter eating.  And yes, I plan on making it into the studio tomorrow no matter what the weather is!

Winter diet questions....give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, we will have Digestive Disease Update and Ask Doctor Ira.  One hour of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and your questions and tweets answered.

Why do I route for the New York Giants? They are a bunch of professional athletes who play for a team owned by someone else.  Other than the fact that I am a New Yorker and my Dad is a huge fan, there is no connection between me and what is in effect a corporate entity.  Yet root for them I do.  Find out why when I speak with Eric Simons, the author of "The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession."  Find out why those sports guys and gals act like they do.

Call us with your tales of sports zaniness at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday, January 26th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81, Doctor Radio



Back from a little holiday and ready to go!  Starting with heart disease and women.  Dr. Kevin Campbell, a cardiologist in private practice and at UNC, will be coming on to talk about his new book, "Women and Cardiovascular Disease."  There are differences between how men and women are affected by this most common cause of death in the United States: learn what you need to know!

Heart questions: give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest stories in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets!

Kidney disease.  We don't talk it about that much and it is important.  Join me and UPenn Nephrologist Dr. Jeffrey Berns, who is also the President of the National Kidney Foundation as we talk about how common kidney disease is  and how it may affect you!

Worried about your kidneys?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

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 us a call or tweet!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Monday, January 12th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



Did you ever see that episode of Seinfeld where the doctor marks something in Elaine's chart and for the rest of the show she is a pariah to any other physician?  Well, we don't really have that mark. But it turns out that Seinfeld, the TV show, can be used for the good when it come to medical education.  Join me and Dr. Anthony Tobia,  from Rutgers-RWJ Medical School as we talk about how Seinfeld can be used to teach delusional disorder subtypes.

After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

Speaking of Gastroenterology, there has been a lot of talk about the use of fecal microbial transplant for everything from C. diff infection to colitis to IBS.  And then there is the poop-sickle.  Find out with me and Dr. Caterina Oneto, a gastroenterologist at Concorde Medical here in NYC.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer any questions on anything medical: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


We are back!  New Year.  Great Show.  I don't know if any of you follow hockey, but if you do, then you know that there have been a ton of players who have come down with the mumps.  Didn't they get vaccinated for that? And what about this years flu shot: didn't we all get vaccinated for that?  Join me and Dr. William Atkinson of the Immunization Action Coalition as we talk about mumps in hockey players, the flu in all of us and specific vaccine recommendations for those with liver disease.

Vaccine questions?  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 news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.

So many cholesterol questions, so few answers.  Join me and Dr. Neica Goldberg as we talk about new cholesterol guidelines and what you should do.

Cholesterol 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 question on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call or tweet.