Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday, August 11 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor R


Is it to early to start thinking about allergies.  No.  At 8 AM, Dr. Erin McGintee will be joining us (from the Hamptons, no less) to talk about meat allergies, pollen allergies, and heck, allergies all around.  Its a question and answer kind of show and we will start with Dr. McGintee.

After this, we will have extensive office time!  Ask Doctor Ira and Gastroenterology Update for the rest of the show.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me.  We will also go over some of the latest and greatest news in the world of Digestive Disease and medicine.  Some topics:

1) New genetic markers for pancreatic cancer
2) a little bit on excessive belching (yes, we really study that)
3) the role of carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide in colonic function (it turns out you need a little of both)

Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Need your coffee in the morning?  I won't lie: I need mine.  Its the caffeine.  Did you know that there is a whole journal devoted to caffeine research.  Join me and Patricia Broderick, PhD, the editor of the Journal of Caffeine Research, as we put up a cup of joe and talk about the latest research in the world of caffeine.

After that, we will have gastroenterology update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease. Find out about the latest research and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Is having a cup of chocolate milk really that good for you after a workout.  What happened to a glass of water and some celery?  Join me and Keri Gans, RD as we talk about the science and reality of nutrition before, during and after a workout.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira.  Anything you forgot to ask you doctor ask me! Give a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me!



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



A quick rundown of Monday's show.  Dermatologist Doris Day, MD, will be joining me to talk about skin care in men.  Yes, you, men.  We know you really do care.  Call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Gastroenterology update will follow.  Learn about Rugby players and their microbiomes and have your digestive disease questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

There has been a lot of news in the diet front recently.  As more people are concerned about what they eat, there is a lot of excitement about Gluten Free labeling going into effect on August 5th, 2014.  Join me and dietician Rachel Begun, MS as we talk about this.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topics 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 20, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Although summer often means picnics, barbecues and interesting cocktails, there are a lot of digestive issues that can come up.  Joining me to talk about summer digestive issues, particularly in those with Crohn's and Colitis, is gastroenterologist Dr. Sophie Balzora.  We will be talking about symptoms and treatment, and answering all of your calls at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We are going to expand the conversation after that to include all of digestive disease: it Gastroenterology Update at 8:30 AM ET.  Find out about the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or on Twitter.

Even more expansion on the calls after this.  Ask Doctor Ira comes on at 9 AM ET.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give me a call.

What is Food Protein Induced Enteroclysis Syndrome?  Find out at 9:30AM with me and Dr. Julie Wang, an allergist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monday, July 14th 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Despite Argentina's defeat, we have an excellent show planned for tomorrow.

Dr. Lisa Ganjhu will be joining me Monday to talk about summer related liver problems at 8 AM Eastern Time.  We will be talk about liver disease in the summer.  Its not just about drinking too much beer on a hot day: many people with chronic liver disease can get worse in the summer because of dehydration, salt and potassium intake and more.  In addition, summer seems to be prime hepatitis A season.

Liver disease questions?  Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will have 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 at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Tod Copperman, MD, the President of Consumerlab.Com, will be joining me to talk about some of the latest testing they have been doing.  One thing we will talk about is whether the supplements you are taking contain such things as hidden caffeine and diuretics!

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all.  Tweet them if you want!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monday, July 6th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


I hope everyone had (is having) a great Fourth of July. We have a pretty incredible showed planned for this Monday.

Starting with IBS.  I am every excited to be joined by Douglas Drossman, MD, a renowned expert in the field of gastroenterology and irritable bowel syndrome.  We will talk about those difficult to manage "functional" GI disorders and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After this we will be expanding the conversation with Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease.  Almost keep up with Joey Chestnut this weekend and feeling the pain?  Give me a call or a tweet and I'm ready to help!

Every summer it seems that we here in the United States and Canada are worried about some emerging virus such as West Nile.  But what about the incredibly scary epidemics of Ebola virus causing Lassa fever that are going around?  Do we need to be worried here.  Join me as I speak with Dr. Bob Garry, Jr. PhD, Professor at Tulane University and Dr. Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD, a professor at Scripps Research Institute, as we talk about what going on in Africa and what it might mean to you.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question at all and I will be glad to answer it: anything you forgot to ask your doctor as me!  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Monday, June 30th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM81: Doctor Radio!


I am back from the Canadian Rockies and ready to get back to work.  We have a pretty incredible show planned for Monday.

First, to the plagues.  Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, PhD, a an Egyptologist and assistant professor at the Unikore University of Enna in Italy, will be joining us to talk about the Plague of the Cyprian.  Plague of the what? Find out how a plague in the third century led to many deaths throughout the Roman Empire and led one saint to declare that the world was ending.

After this, gastroenterology update.  While we will hopefully avoid the gastroenterology fates of the ancient Egyptians there are certainly plenty we have to worry about for ourselves.  Ask me about yours at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me.

Outbreaks didn't only occur in the ancient world: they still happen.  Join me and Dr. Toni Pollin from the University of Maryland as we talk about the Measles outbreak in the Amish Community in Ohio.

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!



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