Sunday, December 14, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



A brief rundown on tomorrow's show.  Dr. Wes Jones, the author of "Cure Constipation Now" will be joining us at 8 AM to talk about, well, you know.  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 as well as answering your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  After that, it will be time for Small Medicine.  Small Medicine?  You know, bunions, knee sprains, ear wax: all that stuff that won't kill you but you want gone.  Give us a call with your small medical issues!  We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can call me with any medical topic: anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me.  Give us a call or a tweet!

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday, December 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio



More GERD and more technology. That pretty much sums up our first hour on Monday.  Now that the President has GERD, find out about the latest potential ways to treat this problem.  Join me and Dr. Mark Noar, the Director Of Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates in Towson, Maryland, as we talk about the President, reflux, medications and their dangers, and the Stretta procedure as a possible treatment for chronic GERD.

Call us with your reflux questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, Corey Powell, an editor at large at Discover Magazine will be talking to us about the biggest medical stories of the year: whether its Ebola, medical marijuana or contact lenses that help manage your diabetes, we will be talking about it!

We then have an hour in the office.  A combined Gastroenterology Update and Ask Doctor Ira...just like my real office...give me a call or a tweet at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio



Did you eat too much this weekend?  I did.  And, as I am still at a hockey tournament in Delaware and Pennsylvania, it looks like the eating is not stopping anytime soon.  No wonder I can't get any sleep. Dr. Ronnie Fass of Case Western Reserve University will be joining us to talk about those particularly difficult to manage cases of GERD and the problems of sleeping with GERD.

Reflux?  Not just from too much turkey?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After that, we will expand the conversation with GI Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets.

Tha Hip Hop Doc is back!  Dr. Rani Whitfield joins me to talk about getting the gift for the holidays that he really needs: health!

Can't even get your guy to get a flu shot?  Give us a call.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer it...give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Happy Thanksgiving.  I'm dieting as we speak getting ready for the day.  But what did the Pilgrims and Native Americans eat at the first Thanksgiving?  Join me and Sandy Oliver, Food Historian and the co-author of "Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, From Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie," as we talk about the first holiday menu, health in the 17th Century, and of course, your holiday favorites!

After all that talking about food it will be time for what else: gastroenterology update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! You can also send me a tweet.

One of the things that I give thanks for is that I am a member of Homo sapiens.  Sure beats being a Neanderthal.  Why?  Find out from Drs. Anthony Pagano, Samuel Márquez and Dr. Jeffrey Laitman as we talk about their new research on whether Neanderthals were a sub-species of modern humans.

We end the show with a special holiday Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any topic at all. You can also ask me food safety tips!  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, November 17th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Yes, it flu shot season.  But, with new vaccines introduced all the time and mumps devastating the NHL, there is a lot more to talk about in the world of vaccines.  Join me as I speak with Dr. William Atkinson, who, after 25 years at the CDC is now the Associate Director for Immunization Education at the Immunization Action Coalition. Find out about Prevnar 13, hepatitis B and A, and all those other vaccines that you thought you were done with when you were 15.

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 at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Thanksgiving is coming.  Everyone says they like to cook but I live in New York City, where ovens are used for more storage than baking.  So I was really excited to find out that Shira Berk of Goodie Girl Cookies (gluten free cookies) will be joining me, with samples, at 9AM.  What the heck, lets indulge!

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


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Monday, November 10th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


The Flu has arrived in New York City.  Not loving this, but at least you can vaccinate against the Flu.  What about hepatitis C?   Join me and Dr. Lisa Ganjhu as we talk about some exciting (and complicated) research describing a successful early trial in a vaccine against this deadly scourge.  We'll talk about all kinds of prevention of liver disease as well!

Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that, we will expand the conversation to all thinks gastroenterological.  Give me a call or tweet with your questions!

My hair. I love it.  Well, what's left of it.  Every now and then, Melanie has to remind me that there's something I can do about my balding pate.  Join me and Dr. Marc Dauer as we talk about hair replacement: and not just for the head.  And check out his website, if only to see the impressive head of hair Dr. Dauer himself has!

We will end the show, as usual, 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, November 2, 2014

Monday, November 3rd on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


We've been talking about the gut for a long time on the show, and the possible positive implications of the human microbiome. Join me tomorrow as Dr. Raphael Kellman joins me.  Dr. Kellman is the author of Gut Reactions and the The Microbiome Diet: The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weight Loss.

We'll go from talking about the gut to answering questions about your gut at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Its Digestive Disease Update!

We will start our next hour by talking medical history: specifically Booker T. Washington and Eleanor Roosevelt.   Joining us is unofficial Doctor Radio Presidential Historian, University of Maryland Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Care Clinical Center at the VA Maryland Health Care System Dr. Philip Mackowiak, MD, MBA., who has just written a new book called Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World.  It's an official Doctor Ira Book Club selection of the month!

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