Sunday, May 17, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show


Its Digestive Disease Week!  Yes, thousands of gastroenterologists have come down to Washington, DC to talk about the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive health, and we are going to talk about it!  Starting with updates in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Dr. Philip Stein, a gastroenterologist at St. Christopher's Hospital For Children in Philadelphia, will be joining us to talk about what's going on in the world of pediatric Crohn's and Colitis.

Questions?  Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will have digestive disease update, featuring your questions and some of the interesting stories from Digestive Disease Week....emulsifiers?  Give us call or tweet!

Gut Microbiota is a theme of this years gastroenterology meetings.  Join me, and Drs. Erica and Justin Sonnenburg of Stanford University, as we talk about the microbiome and their new book, The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health.

We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any medical topic at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monday, May 11th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


A brief Mother's day version of tomorrow's show.  Keri Gans, R.D. will be joining us to talk about why diet is a four letter word.  This is important, because I am now recovering from massive Mother's Day Chinese Food extravaganza.

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 on all things digestive.  Give me a call or tweet at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will continue the GI conversation at the top of our next hour with Dr. Caterina Oneto, a gastroenterologist affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

The show will end, as usual, 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 or send me a tweet.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monday, May 4th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Loving the good weather.  But the change of seasons always seems to bring a change of diseases.  Allergies and respiratory complaints abound.  Could there be a seasonal relationship between other kinds of diseases?  Join me and Ms. Jacqueline Argamany of the University of Texas Austin as we talk about seasonal variation in C. difficile infection. 

After this we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease.  We will take your calls at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and your tweets as well.  

It turns out May is National Celiac Awareness Month.  Join me and Beth Hillson, the author of The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free as we talk about getting your pantry gluten free for summer! 

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


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Monday, April 27th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


The weather is getting better.  If you're me, this brings to mind travel and heartburn.  Yeah, well, I am a gastroenterologist who does travel medicine.

We will start with the heartburn.  For some people, medication isn't enough.  There are a variety of surgical options available to treat heartburn and GERD.  Join me and University of Chicago Surgeon Dr. Marco Patti as we talk about various surgical interventions for GERD.

Bad reflux?  Thinking surgery?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, we will expand the conversation to include all of Digestive Disease.  During Gastroenterology update I will answer your questions and tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease.

Its sunny outside.  The weather is getting better and its time to start thinking about summer travel.  Join me and Dr. David Freedman of the University of Alabama, Birmingham as we talk about travel vaccines and camp shots.

We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


When I was a second year medical student, my biggest fear was a brain aneurysm.  Every headache (and believe me, second year med students get a lot of those) portended disaster.  And while I was just nervous, aneurysm is a real problem and treatments are not great.  Join me as I speak to Dr. Ali Aziz-Sultan of Brigham and Women's Hospital as we speak about a new clinical trial that looks to treat brain aneurysm.

Neurosurgery questions?  Worried about aneurysm?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

At 8:30 AM ET we will have Gastroenterology update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease.  Give us a call or tweet with your digestive questions!

We continue our brain show in a different sort of way.  Join me and Dr. Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH as we talk about high school students and marijuana, hashish and synthetic marijuana use.  As the parent of two teenagers, I want to know what's going on with this.  You should too.

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, April 12, 2015

Monday, April 13th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


New technology and old constipation.  We have a great show planned for Monday.  Starting with constipation.  We talk about constipation and we talk about Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.  Is it different?  Is it the same?  More importantly, how you should you and your doctor approach these two problems?  Join me and University of Michigan Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey as we talk about his new study looking at the two.

Constipated?  IBS?  Both?  What can you do about it...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 in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets!

Sometimes we have to get the basic science to understand more about the medicine.  Take infections for example.  If you think you have a urinary tract infection, your doctor needs to send a sample of your urine to a lab for culture and sensitivity testing.  What if there was an easier way?  Join me and Dr. Waseem Asghar of Florida Atlantic University as we talk about how they are "developing point-of-care (POC) and microfluidic biosensors for rapid detection of various diseases including Cancer, Candidiasis, and HIV." Really.  On a smart phone.  Wow.

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

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


We are going to be spending a lot of time inside the colon on today's show.  Starting with a capsule.  While there have been many "pill-cams" developed over the years, most of them are only capable of looking at the upper intestine and small bowel.  But a new one may be able to accurately detect polyps in the colon.  Join me and NYU Gastroenterologist Dr. Seth Gross as we talk about this new Check Cap technology.

Wondering about colon cancer prevention alternatives to colonoscopy?  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 diseases and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

One of the interesting things about the gut is not only how it affects your poop, but how it may effect you!  Join me and UCSD Professor Dr. Rob Knight as we talk about his new book, "Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes."  From allergy to your emotions, gut bacteria may be part of the equation!

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!