Sunday, October 19, 2014

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


We have a very digestive day planned for Monday.

Yogurt to detect colon cancer?  Maybe.  Join me and Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT as we talk about her research on how yogurt and a simple urine test may provide a low cost way to screen for colon cancer.

We will have gastroenterology update, where in addition to answering your questions on all things digestive I will tell you some of the latest and greatest stories in the world of digestive disease.

Dr. David Rubin of the University of Chicago will be joining us at the top of our second hour to talk about the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease from the American College of Gastroenterology Meetings.

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


Sunday, October 12, 2014

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



The World is a scary place.  Sometimes, you just wish you could leave.  Which brings us to our show Monday.  Dr. John Bradford, the President of Spaceworks Enterprises, and Dr. Douglas Talk, MD, a staff physician and Departmental Director of Surgical Services at the Naval Air Station at Lemoore in California and the medical team liaison for the Torpor Project.  Find out how we might finally get some human beings to Mars!

And Mars is where you might want to be going given all of the Ebola news we've been having.  Marc Siegel, MD, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio, will talk to us about what's going on in Texas and what to do about Ebola going forward.  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

We have a complete hour of open phones coming up at 9 AM.  Its a combined Ask Doctor Ira and Gastroenterology Update...just like my real office.  Give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Monday, October 6th on the Internal Medicine Show with Doctor Ira Breite on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


High tech decision tools and your questions.  We are continuing our longer question and answer periods during the show.  

Starting with blood thinners.  Many people have been told to take aspirin by their doctors, and many people need to be placed on stronger blood thinners because of blood clots, heart arrhythmia, and surgery.  It used to be easy: there was only one strong blood thinner available for oral use.  But now there are many.  Join me and Dr. Marc Carrier of the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and his patient Jamie Dossett-Mercer as we talk about picking the right blood thinner for the right patient.

On a blood thinner?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will continue with Gastroenterology Update after this.  Find out about the latest and greatest news in the world of gastroenterology and have your questions and tweets answered.

Banks and retailers are being hacked all the time.  Doctor's are being asked to enter data into confusing EHR's.  Will Apple save the day?  Find out a little bit about HealthKit and some of the things it can do.   Hear about the apps and decide if its something you would want.  And give me a call

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions you want and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 29th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



The fall has begun and its time to talk medicine!  We have a show devoted to your problems.  Joining us in our first hour is Dr. Seth Gross, the head of Endoscopy and Gastroenterology at Tisch Hospital of the NYU-Langone Medical Center.  Whether its difficult gallstones, weird pancreatic stuff, or draining stuff.   Give us call with your GI questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will continue the GI conversation after that with Gastroenterology update, where I will update you on the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions.  Give us a call or send us a tweet.

At the top of our second hour we'll have one of my favorite segments: Small Medicine, where I'll answer your questions on all of the small things you might be embarrassed to ask your doctor.  Hemorrhoids, balding, hangnails: you name it, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We'll 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!


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiirusXM 81: Doctor Radio.


Yes, its the Fall already.  Back to work and school.  Getting the house together. Flu shots and Check ups.  Fall is the time when we stop relaxing and start planning.  For those people with End Stage Liver Disease, its never too early to plan.  Join me and Dr. Lisa Ganjhu as we talk about what end stage liver disease means, what to do to avoid complications and how to treat this difficult to manage disease.

Anyone in your family with cirrhosis.  A liver transplant pending?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will expand the discussion with Gastroenterology Update:  call me with any questions you may have on any digestive disease topic: from the liver, gall bladder and pancreas to the small intestine and colon!  If you have a short question send me a short Tweet to @doctorira

We'll continue the open phones and expand them even further with Ask Doctor Ira at the top of the hour.  Anything you forgot your doctor as me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

The LifeVac guys are back.  Some months ago, we featured a segment of LifeVac, a device created to help choking victims who are alone.  I thought it was a cool idea, but was worried that clinical trials had not been done to establish its effectiveness.  Many of our listeners were intrigued by the device.  We have some pretty interesting follow up to our initial story.  Find out what happened!







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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday, September, 15th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


I just returned from the wonderful city of Providence, so a brief review of tomorrow's excellent show.  Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, award winning writer of "Words in Your Face: A guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam" will be joining us to talk about her new book titled "Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine."

We will then 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!

Asthma, allergies and gut bacteria.  No way!  Well, it turns out, way.  Join me as I talk to Dr. Dan Littman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Hlen L and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology at the NYU Langone School of Medicine about his research on how the intestinal micobiota influences the body's inflammatory response, particularly related to the development of asthma.

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


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday, September 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!


Never thought I'd have to remember Shakespeare.  But, here we are, on Doctor Radio, where I seem destined to repeat high school past.  Join me and Dr. Jane Evans of the University of Hertforshire as we talk about how new studies she conducted with her colleagues at the University of Leicester, looking at the bones and teeth of Richard III, uncovered some fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet King (probably also find out what a Plantagenet is too!)

Then we'll have gastroenterology update.  Find out the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and have your questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Or send me a tweet for a short question (which sometimes needs a long answer!).

Remember when we had Boonsri Dickerson on the air to talk about her experience as a user of 23AndMe? Well, Emily Drabant of 23andMe will be coming on to talk about their new study (with Pfizer) looking at the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease!  Have IBD or know someone who does?  Find out how to participate!

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'll be glad to answer.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU DOCS.