Sunday, March 2, 2014
Can't sleep? Well, then you are going to want to hear our first guest on Monday. Dr. Ana Krieger of New York Hospital will be joining us to talk about the relationship between sleeping disorders and gastrointestinal reflux disease.
Can't sleep? Heartburn? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
After that, we'll have GI update. I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of Gastroenterology and answer your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. Or tweet me!
Continuing our sleep week show, we will be talking about caffeine. Most of know that that 9 PM cup of coffee may not be the best idea if you want to get to sleep: but what about all of those supplements that people take. Join me and Dr. Tod Cooperman of Consumerlab.com as we talk about caffeine in all kinds of supplements.
Caffeine/supplement 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 medical questions on any topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Medicine. Science. Professionalism. And rules and guidelines... so many of them that there appear to be an veritable army of people making sure we are on the straight and narrow. And two things happen sometimes. First of all, sometimes regulations seem to make no sense from a clinical point of view. And sometimes, clinical guidelines seem more confusing than guiding. We are going to talk about this today.
Starting with fecal transplants. These have become an important part of the treatment of C. difficile colitis and there is ongoing research on its usefulness for a variety of other GI diseases. The question has been raised (by the FDA) as to whether the stool is a drug or not. If it is, then all kinds of regulations apply to it. If it is thought of as a "transplant organ," think a gross version of bone marrow, then a totally different set of regulations apply. And what do you or a loved one do while everyones trying to figure this out? Join me as I speak with Mark Smith of MIT about Openbiome, an organization devoted to making fecal microbiota transplant more available to everyone.
Questions about FMT? Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will then expand the conversation with GI Update. I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! Or tweet me at @doctorira.twitter.com/doctorira.
Cholesterol. We've been told its the devil's product (except for the good kind of course) for many years. And then new guidelines came out and it became even more confusing. For younger people, cholesterol may not be so bad. For older people, apparently bad even if its perfect. So confusing. Join me and cardiologist Dr. Seth Baum as we talk about cholesterol.
Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question you want on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give me a call or tweet.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Today we are going to talk about high science and basic health. Improving our health requires both.
First, high science. Dr. Daniel Leffler, MD MS of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School will be joining us to talk about celiac disease and about a new study that is investigating how effective a new investigational drug is at improving damage to the lining of the colon and reducing celiac symptoms.
Give us a call with your Celiac Questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that we are going to expand the digestive disease discussion with Gastroenterolgy Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. You can also tweet me a question at @doctorira
Physicians should represent a broad swath of who we are as Americans. Join me as I speak with Dr. Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, as we talk about the 5th 'Tour for Diversity in Medicine,' an initiative that brings pre-med enrichment activities to minority high school and undergraduates across the United States.
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 that you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Superbowl mania has hit New York City. Ok, not really; more like fear of Superbowl traffic. I have been particularly inconvienenced by the "Bud Light Hotel," a large cruise ship docked on the Westside Highway. Which got me thinking about Norovirus, which is NOT on the Bud Light boat but is on several cruise ships at the moment. Norovirus in particularly contagious, and you don't need to be on a cruise ship to get it. Find out more with me and Dr. Marc Siegel, Fox News Channel medical correspondent and the Medical Director of Doctor Radio.
After this we will have gastroenterology update, where I will tell your some of the latest and greatest innovations in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Or, tweet me at @doctorira!
Lobotomy. The word is now mostly hurled by teenagers to each other as an insult, but at one time it was a standard part of medical practice. Find out about "The Lobotomy Files: the story of the VA lobotomies of veterans during and after World War II," from Michael Phillips, a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal.
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.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Teenagers and the evolution of modern medicine. What do these two topics have in common? They are interesting, hard to understand (especially teenagers) and featured on this Monday's show.
Jill Grimes, MD will be joining us first to talk about those teenagers. We will talk about current teenagers and also about teenagers past: in other words, us. Find out about how some of the things we did then can come and haunt us now. And find out how you can try to help the next generation from being as dumb as some of us were.
Teenagers? Were a teenager? Stupidity? 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 from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets on all things digestive. Whether its heartburn, constipation, abdominal pain, or even the pancreas, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Medicine. We like to think of ourselves as physician-scientists and as a profession honor the memories of our greatest predecessors. We like to forget the hydropaths, phrenologists, blisterers, and vertebrae knockers. But some of these nineteenth century physicians practices laid the groundwork for some of the things we now recognize as extremely important to health: exercise, hygiene, and women's health. Join me and author Erica Janik as we talk about her new book: "Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine."
We will end the show, as always, 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, January 12, 2014
Let us talk Digestive Disease. Having finally finished recertifying in Internal Medicine, I am now off to re-up in Gastroenterology. One of the more interesting questions that many gastroenterologists and their patients have to ask is whether pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen is digestive or gynecologic. Joining me to help discuss this is NYU Gastroenterologist Dr. Lisa Ganjhu. Call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
After this we will expand the problems to the upper abdomen (and to men). I will host Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions. Call or tweet me!
DNA. The human genome. Lots of cool science, but what can you learn about yourself by looking at yours. Join me and journalist and DIY videographer and scientist Boonsri Dickinson as we talk about her own experience getting her DNA tested. Is it a good idea to do so? Find out and call us 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 at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
We are back! New Year, new show, and good times. We have a very gluten free show planned for you on Monday.
Nicole Hunn, the author of Gluten-Free On a Shoe String Blog, will be joining us to talk about what to eat, pack and make for the New Year (gluten-free of course). She is also the author of the book "Gluten Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well On the Cheap."
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. New Year, New medicines, new treatments! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me at @doctorira!
More Gluten Free to Follow. Many of us have made resolutions to lose weight (I won't even start with how I have resolved to lose the 10 pounds I need to get rid of). Join me and Rachel Begun, MS, RDN, CDN as we speak about the difference between gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease. We are also going to talk about using a gluten free diet to lose weight?!
Call us with your GF weight loss diet questions 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 me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
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