Sunday, July 23, 2017

Monday, July 24th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Ok, its been a while since we've heard about Ebola.  But the disease hasn't gone away, and it is quite possible that it could come back. Join me and Dr. Steven Hatch, the author of "Inferno: A Doctors Ebola Story" as we talk about his time in Liberia on the front lines of treating this disease.

Questions about Ebola? (Come on, you want to know!)  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that, Gastroenterology Update, where I will answer your calls and tweets on all things digestive.

Lupus.  A mysterious disease of mysterious cause that does great damage to the body.  We know so little that it makes even diagnosing this problem difficult.  Join me and Dr. Betty Diamond of The Feinstein Institute at Hofstra University Medical School and Northwell Health as we talk about Lupus and her new study showing that a lack of Blimp-1 ( a protein, not a floating airship) is seen in women with this disease.

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

We will end the show at 9:30AM ET 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! (or tweet, of course)

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Monday, July 18th, 2017 ont he Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show


We are back for another great show.  Having passed(!) my GI recertification exam, I am rested, relaxed and raring to go! Starting with Dr. Erin McGintee of Asthma and Allergy Associates to talk meat allergies from ticks, summer allergies and so much more!

Allergy questions? Give me 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 diseases and answer your questions on all things GI related at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet!

Dr. John Day, MD joins me at 9AM to talk about his new book, "The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China."  He is a cardiologist and his new book is dedicated to living a healthy life based on his experiences living in a community in China!

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you an 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 or send me a tweet!

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Monday, July 10th, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Greetings from the Eastern Breite House.  We have a pretty amazing show planned for your summer enjoyment.  Starting with Dirt!  Really. Dr. Jack Gilbert, PhD, of the University of Chicago and director of the Microbiome Institute, will be joining us to talk about his new book, “DIRT IS GOOD: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Immune System” (St. Martin’s Press).  (with Dr. Rob Knight and Sandra Blakeslee).  Always wondered about the sandbox? Find out!

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 on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or by tweet!

Millennials.  Some are entering their mid to late thirties, which constantly amazes me. But still, no one thinks of them as in the "sick" part of life.  Despite this, they are getting strokes.  Join me and Dina Fine Maron as we talk about the story she wrote in Scientific American on this topic.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question at all and I will be happy to answer.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


Hot weather, hot medical topics.  Briefly, Dr. Robert Amler, the Dean of the School of Health Practice at New York Medical College will be joining us to talk about legionella. I will be having GI update, answering your questions on the latest and greatest in digestive diseases. Dr. David Shlim of Jackson Hole Travel and Tropical Medicine will be joining us to talk travel medicine.  And, of course, we will end with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any topic at all: anything that you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Yes, another brief Sunday evening update.  Dr. Jerrold Turner, MD, PhD of Harvard Medical School will be joining us to talk about the immune system and its relationship to diarrhea and clearing infections.  Your mother told you thats why it happened...is she right?

After this we will expand the GI conversation with GI 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 me a tweet.

Something about Father's Day got us thinking about Men's Health.  Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh joins us to talk about this delicate subject.  Peeing, Prostate or sex questions? Let us know at 1877-NYU-DOCS.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


A brief update.  Dr. Bob Arnot will join us to talk about his new book: The Coffee Lover's Diet.  We will have Gastroenterology Update (give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me).  Mary Roach will join me to talk about her new book "Grunt." And of course, we will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



A brief update this Sunday on tomorrow's show.  Dr. Caterina Oneto will be joining me at 8 AM and we will be spending the hour talking probiotics, the microbiome, and answering your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We've all been hearing about antibiotic resistance.  Its a huge problem.  But how do you 'design' new antibiotics to replace those we have used and abused? Join me and Dr. Dale Bolger of the Scripps Institute as we talk about his labs new work on the old antibiotic Vancomycin.

We will end the show, as usual with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions on any 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!

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