Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday, March 30th on the Internal Medicine Show with Doctor Ira Breite on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!




Monday's show could pretty much be called the "Sum of All Fears...:" at least my fears.  Starting with sudden death in young athletes.  Now, while I'm not young, I do have young, athletic children.  And although I know its rare, it does sort of freak me out a bit when I hear about some kid in high school or college collapsing on the field.  Join me and Dr. Kevin Campbell as we talk about this rare, but scary issue.

Then onto flying.  Now, I fly a decent amount, but the whole process is something I could live without.  From getting to the plane anxiety, to getting through security anxiety, to did they give my seat away anxiety, to what if all that physics stuff is wrong anxiety, to did they lose my luggage anxiety (well this one is usually true), I find flying an anxiety provoking experience.  Join me and Dr. Reid Wilson, PhD of the University of North Carolina as we talk about fear of flying.

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


Next anxiety: cancer.  We always talk about alcohol and heart health.  But what about cancer? Join me and Dr. Mitchell Gaynor as we talk about how much alcohol it takes to turn you from pleasantly toasted to cancer victim.  Is red wine better?  How about quitting?

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



Does that cranberry juice really help a UTI? How about aloe for GERD? Keri Gans, RD will be coming on tomorrow to talk about health benefits of proper foods?

Ever wonder if what you are eating is healthy...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Twins. Twins.  Yes, it sounds so nice I had to say it twice.  But what can twins tell us about health?  Join me as we discuss a new study looking at pairs of physically active versus physically inactive twins.  Even with the same genes, exercise really matters!

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

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Monday, March 9th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!



A quick rundown of tomorrow's show.  First taxes.  Join me and Wolter Kluwer Tax Accountant Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA as we talk about how it may be possible to deduct a gluten free diet for medical reasons. (please do not use this blog for tax advice...the doctor stuff I know but taxes? no).  If this works, maybe we can do an hour of "Accountant Radio...real accountants helping real people."

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 and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Am I old enough to complain that all those musicians and other creative types are just plain crazy?  Should I tell them to stay off my lawn?  This is a topic for another day.  For Monday, we will be talking with Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, the author of Ungifted, Intelligence Redefined, as we talk about how maybe Eminem wasn't so off when he sang about keeping up with the voices inside his head (wasn't that Rhianna's part though?)

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where I will answer any questions you have 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, March 1, 2015

Monday, March 2nd on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


As a parent, I am constantly amazed at the vastly different advice that my friends receive from various health care professionals when their kids have a concussion.  From even agreeing on what the symptoms of concussion are to figuring out when its ok to return to sports, there seems to be four opinions for every three professionals.  I am happy that Dr. Steven Broglio of the University of Michigan will be coming on to talk about the new National Athletic Trainers Association guidelines for sports related concussions.  Dr. Broglio is the lead author of the guidelines.

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of Gastroenterology and answer your questions on all things digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will continue the gastroenterology conversation when Dr. Caterina Oneto joins us to talk about her research and answer your questions and tweets.

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

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 on The Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Its Oscar night, so a brief update on tomorrow' show.  Tod Copperman, MD of Consumerlab.com will be joining us to talk about the latest on supplements...what you need to know both medically as well as some recent legal updates.

Then we will 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!

What to eat?  Join me and Samantha Heller, MS, RDN as we talk about everything from artificial colors to getting ready to lose some weight for spring.  Samantha, my fellow Doctor Radio Host is the author of GET SMART: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power & Optimizing Total Body Health.   Give us a call or tweet!

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, February 8, 2015

Monday, February 9th on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM: Doctor Radio


There has been a lot of legitimate hullabaloo about vaccines recently.  I will leave the screaming to others (although I am happy to scream as well if necessary).  I thought it would be interesting to talk about the history of vaccines themselves.  Join me, Karrie Youngdahl, the Director of the History of Vaccines Project at the College of Physicians of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Thomas Fekete, the section chief of infecious diseases at Temple University, as we talk about the over 1000 year history of vaccinations.

Vaccine questions?  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 disease and answer your questions and tweets.

Speaking of controversial, bariatric surgery for weight loss remains popular and controversial.  Join me and Dr. Violeta Popov, now of NYU-Langone Medical Center, as we talk about what to do when the bariatric surgery just isn't cutting it.  Please forgive the last joke as I couldn't help myself.

Obese.  Post surgery? Questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira....anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call or tweet.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monday, February 2nd 2014 on the Doctor Ira Breite Internal Medicine Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio


Super Bowled out?  Not football wise, but foodwise?  Why is it that so many of us seem to gain a few pounds every winter?  Join me and Keri Gans, RD. the author of "The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner Healthier You" as we talk about winter eating.  And yes, I plan on making it into the studio tomorrow no matter what the weather is!

Winter diet questions....give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, we will have Digestive Disease Update and Ask Doctor Ira.  One hour of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and your questions and tweets answered.

Why do I route for the New York Giants? They are a bunch of professional athletes who play for a team owned by someone else.  Other than the fact that I am a New Yorker and my Dad is a huge fan, there is no connection between me and what is in effect a corporate entity.  Yet root for them I do.  Find out why when I speak with Eric Simons, the author of "The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession."  Find out why those sports guys and gals act like they do.

Call us with your tales of sports zaniness at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!