Monday, October 27, 2008
I will be on the Oncology Show (Sirius 114-Doctor Radio) from 12 to 1 PM EDT this Wednesday, October 29, 2008 talking about colon cancer prevention. We'll be talking about colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy and even the new DNA test. If you are listening in the afternoon, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and ask any question you want on colon cancer prevention!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Halloween. Not necessarily my idea of a great time, but the kids, and a fair number of adults really seem to love it. As do candy companies. I will be talking with two nutritionists about this: Laurie Higgins who is registered dietitian at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. She is also specializes in celiac disease and food allergies. I will also be talking with Roberta Anding, who in addition to being the Sports Dietician for the Houston Texans is also a Clinical Dietician in Adolcecent Sports Medicine at Baylor University in Texas. My family routes for UT, but we will all be civil!
You can call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and ask me and my guests any questions you may have about candy and kids, particulary those with diabetes or a nutrtional disorder. This would also be a great time to ask about your young athelete and the training table!
Its flu shot season, again. We've been tortuing you on Doctor Radio, trying to get you to get one. However, I haven't gotten one yet! But I will tommorow, LIVE ON THE AIR! You never know what will happen when my boss, Marc Siegel, MD, the medical director of Doctor Radio and an associate professor of Medicine here at NYU, gives me my shot. Marc is an expert not only on the flu, but on the bird flu (he wrote a book about this).
Finally, we will have a whole hour of ask Dr. Ira. Call me with your questions on any medical topic at all (at 1-877-NYU-DOCS) and I will tell you about some of the interesting things I have seen in my own office (and there is some weird stuff going on here in NY) as well as answering your emails!!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Stay tuned! Tomorrow's how promises to be a great one. We have two really interesting guests, who will be happy to answer your questions, and of course, I will answer questions on any medical topic at all: just give me a call and I'll give you an answer...no copay required! All times are Eastern, and the show is repeated throughout the week.
If you have ever worried about concussions and your children (or husband, if you are my wife) you will not want to miss my first guest, Dr. William Barr, the Chief of Neuropsychiatry at the NYU comprehensive Epilepsy Center here at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Barr will answer all of your questions about the risk of concussion with competitive sports, the risk of reinjury, and the risk long term brain damage. We will also discuss an interesting experiment that will involve some NFL football players, hopefully in the far future...
Call me and Dr. Barr at 1-877-NYU-DOCS for any questions you may have on head injuries involving you or your children (8 to 8:30 AM EDT)
I am honored to have Dr. Nancy Snyderman booked onto our show from 8:30 to 9 AM EDT. Dr. Snyderman is a medical correspondant for ABC News and the author of several books, including Medical Myths That Can Kill You: And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life. We will be talking about some of the truths (and myths) that may lead to some serious problems down the road.
Call me and Dr. Snyderman at 1-877-NYU-DOCS for any questions on any routine medical fact you think you know and find out if it is truth or myth! (8:30 to 9 AM EDT).
In our second hour I will be taking your questions on any medical topic at all (the best ones are when truth and myth are still an open question!). In addition to answering your calls and emails, we will talk a little bit about some of the interesting things I have seen in the office, including pneumonia (its always interesting if its you!), a weird rash in a woman who just gave birth, and a fracture that someone got on vacation and managed to avoid getting treated until getting back!
ASK DR. IRA (9AM to 10 AM EDT:: 877-nyu-docs)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Happy Columbus Day! In honor of Columbus Day, I will be having on Frank Arnett, M.D., professor of internal medicine and holder of the Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology at the University of Texas in Houston. He has a fascinating theory as to how Columbus died...tune in from 8 AM to 10 PM Eastern and hear him discuss it with me. He'll also be able to answer any questions that you may have. Call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. (8:30 AM EDT)
There has been a lot in the news recently on Colon Cancer Prevention. The short answer is yes you should! but it gets a little complicated after that. Join me and my guest Michael Macari, MD as we talk about the latest advances in CT colography, recent studies on this subject and a new position paper by the United States Preventitive Task Force! And both of us will be happy to answer colonoscopy or virtual colonosocpy questions you may have. (8AM EDT)
From 9 AM to 10 AM Eastern, its time for another hour of Dr. Ira. Hear what your fellow listeners are worried about and learn something! You of course are free to call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and I will be happy to answer any questions YOU may have.
Remember, when your doctor doesn't have the time, I do!!