Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Summer may be fading fast but that doesn't mean its over yet!  We have an interesting and informative show planned for you.  Starting with exercise: or the internal complications of it, at least. David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and Professor at Appalachian State, will be joining us to talk about exercise induced immune dysfunction. We always talk about how good exercise is for you: is it the whole truth (well, it is, but its good to learn how to ameliorate the downsides).

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

After that we will have GI update, where I will let you know the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions on all things gastroenterology related.  Give me a call or send me a tweet!

I have always loved mathematics and, as a doctor, believe that the mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills I learned in school and college have been invaluable in my career.  Join me as I speak with Ms. Cindy Lawrence, the CEO and Executive Director of the Museum of Mathematics right here in New York City.

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!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio



I was eating in a seafood place in Ithaca, New York (yes, I know...no ocean nearby).  Ithaca is beautiful, the seafood was excellent, and absolutely nothing happened to me.  So of course, I started thinking about all the things that could have, and what to do about it.  Fish...scromboid poisoning.  Trees...allergies.  And the Epipen has become ridiculously expensive.  Join me and allergist Dr. Paul Ehrlich as we talk about the perils of histamine!

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

My GI Board review continues unabated. During GI update, I'll tell you some interesting tidbits and answer your digestive disease questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet.

We all know that Jet Lag can mess up your day: those circadian rhythms do not like to be messed with.  Now research shows that how badly you get infected by a virus may be affected by these rhythms as well.  We will be talking with the authors of a paper from Cambridge University about how, in lab and animal models. the circadian rhythm affects how well viruses regulate.  

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

image source from Rachel S. Edgar, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1601895113


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!



While I usually don't think about US Presidents and their wives during the summer, this year has certainly been an exception.  So, when I saw that Mary Todd Lincoln may have been affected by pernicious anemia, a form of vitamin B12 deficiency, I was intrigued.  Join me and Dr. Kenneth Hymes, a hematologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU School of Medicine, as we talk about Mary Todd's clinical issues, how they may be B12 deficiency, and what you should look out for even if you are not going to be the first lady (or gentleman).

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

After that, it will be time for GI Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease as well as answering your questions on all things stomach, liver and colon related at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet!

The lower abdomen.  The pelvis.  So many different organs.  Which one is guilty of causing your pain?  Join me and OB/GYN Dr. Jessica Shepard as we talk about lower abdominal pain: GI or GYN?

Pelvic or lower abdominal issues?  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 on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call or send me a tweet!

photo via library of congress.  found on 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


We are starting off the hazy days of August with a very digestive oriented show.  Starting with Columbia University Medical Center's Armin Alaedini, PhD, who has an appointment in the institute of Human Nutrition and is a member of the Celiac Disease Center.  Dr. Alaedini will be talking about his latest research on wheat sensitivity in non-celiac disease patients.

After this we are going to have wide open phones, gastroenterology update, Doctor's Ira's Three Times the Charm Board Review and more.  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 you forgot to ask you doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me @doctorira!

image source: By Liu, S . Strop, P. (RCSB Protein Data Bank) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio


Summer is in full swing. And so is Zika Virus.  If you've been thinking of going to the Olympics or even the Caribbean, you could be affected.  Find out what you need to know 8AM ET when I speak with Dr. John Alton, OB-GYN, disaster preparedness expert, and the author of "The Zika Virus Handbook: A Doctor Explains All You Need to Know About the Pandemic."

After this, we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease as well as answering your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet!

Hey, it's hot.  I don't want to see my electric bill.  But, the heat can be deadly.  Join me and NYU Clinical Professor Dr. Marc Siegel as we talk about avoiding and beating the heat before it beats you.

Heat questions: 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 questions on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask you doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


I'm moving Tuesday, so this is going to be a short post.  Walt Whitman, American Jock?  Find out about his writing's on fitness with me and Zachary Turpin, a PhD candidate at the University of Houston.

Then we will have GI Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of Gastrointestinal disease and answer your questions on stomach, liver, gallbladder, colon and more at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!  Or send me a tweet to @doctorira.

I could talk about ice cream in a hectoring, its bad for you kind of doctor way. But ice cream is delicious, and I'm not going to do it.  Join me and Dr. Irwin Adam Eydelnant, M.Eng, PhD, the creative director of the Future Food Studio, as we talk about the #MOIC (Museum of Ice Cream) in New York City.  Not sure what it has to do with health, but, really, ice cream and summer, so enjoy!

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions 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, July 10, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 110: Doctor Radio!


I'm back! Enjoyed the vacation and the 4th, but happy to be back on the air for an amazing show Monday.  Starting with anger! Dr. Bernard Golden talk about his new book "Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work." Don't get angry, get knowledge!

Anger management issues in you or a loved one?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that, we will have Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of gastroenterology and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet.

Inflammatory bowel disease can be hard to live with and hard to treat.  Join me and Dr. Karen Lasch, the medical director for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America and Ms. Lauren Erbach, National Team Challenge Manager at the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America as we talk about Crohn's and Colitis, and an upcoming CCFA half marathon in Northern California on 7/17/2016!

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

image via CCFA