Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tomorrow, March 30, 2009, on the Dr. Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114/XM 119

Welcome back to me! After a great trip, I've settled back into my practice and tomorrow, I will settle back into another great show on Doctor Radio. We have an excellent show planned: with three great guests scheduled to appear.

We are going to start off talking about my sub-specialty: Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Joining me will be Kimberly Fredrick from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. We will be talking about some new initiatives to help people affected with these diseases, as well as answering any of your questions about this (admittedly delicate but clearly important) subject.

If you have any questions at all concerning your bowel habits or abdominal pain about you or a loved one, now is a great time to call. Give us a ring at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Then, we will be talking with hematologist Bruce Rafael, MD about the blood....we all know its important, but did you know how many things can go wrong with it. Get all of you questions about anemia, leukemia and even polycythemia answered by a man who uses the word thrombocytopenia with ease!

If you have any questions at all about anemia, or if vitamin or mineral deficiencies may be causing your problems, please call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will also be having on Mr. Jörd Blech, a science journalist and the author of , "Healing through Exercise: Scientifically-Proved Ways to Prevent and Overcome Illness and Lengthen Your Life". We'll find out if my Meditarranean diet, vacation and new exercise program will help me and of course we'll be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Finally, we will have ask Dr. Ira, where I will answer any questions on any medical topics at all that you may have. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Monday, March 16, 2009

On Vacation!!

Hi All.

I will be on vacation today and next week.  I will return March 30th on Sirius 114 and XM 119, Doctor Radio!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tomorrow, March 9th 2009, on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio

We have a great show planned for tomorrow. There's an old phrase in medicine, "when you hear hoofbeats think of horses, not zebras. I religiously ascribe to this practice, and it has served me well. But what if you live in Africa? Then it could be both. With that in mind, we are going to deal with some less common (but more common than you think) medical problems.

We're going to start off with the pituitary: the little gland that sits between your eyes and controls a ton of stuff in your body. A lot can go wrong with it: and its not as uncommon as you think. I will be talking with Dr. Ramesh Babu, a neurosurgeon at NYU, about this gland: what it does, what goes wrong and how it can be fixed (hint...he is a surgeon!).

If you have been having pretty much ANY vague medical problem that can't be clearly diagnosed, it might be your pituitary..give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After that, we are going to be talking about Celiac disease... the inability to digest gluten. Although one of my jobs as a GI doctor is to diagnose and treat this disease, I am excited to have one of the world's experts on the disease, Dr. Peter Green, to talk about this disease. Even if you think you know something about Celiac, Dr. Green can always teach you something new: I think I'm looking forward to this more than the audience!

If you have any questions about your digestion, or you are worried about celiac disease in either yourself or a loved one, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Then, onto the heart. Stephen Siegel, MD, cardiologist will join us to talk about stress and the heart. We will also be talking a little bit about the recent rash of celebrity aortic valve problems (Robin Williams and Barbara Bush).

If you are literally worried that your marital problems may literally be killing you, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

As usual we will end the show with a full half hour of Ask Dr. Ira, our open phone segment, where you can ask me any problem on any medical topic at all. This is what I do all day, and I love to do it on the air, too.

Call me with any medical questions at all at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tomorrow, March 2, 2009 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114/ XM 199: Doctor Radio.

I had a great time Friday as a guest on Samantha Heller's Nutrition Show on Doctor Radio (12 PM Eastern Time on Friday's). We spent an hour talking about colon cancer and colon cancer prevention. Hopefully, she will have me back real soon! As I write this, the weather is starting to take an ugly turn here in New York City.

Snow or not, Sirius Doctor Radio will be open for business tomorrow, and we have a great show planned. I am starting off my talking with my boss, Dr. Marc Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio as well as a columnist for the LA Times, a contributor to Fox News and many other things. We'll be talking about new developments in the Flu, which along with the weather, has hit us here in the East. We'll also talk about bird flu (remember bird flu...well you should!)

If you have had the flu this year, or are worried about what to do if you think you have it, give us a call at Doctor Radio at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After this, Doctor Radio Regular and Cardiac Rehab Doctor Dr. Jonathan Whitson will join me. We'll be talking about whether anger can actually kill you! There has been a variety of research that has come out showing that stressful events may increase the death rate (my favorite being soccer matches in Europe) and a recent study seems to show this even more!

Has your spouse ever told you that you were so angry you looked like you could die? Maybe s/he's right. If you have any questions about this give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Then, from anger to cholesterol...its a cardiology day here on the Doctor Ira Breite Show! We'll be talking with Dr. Lawrence Phillips, Cardiologist, about this important topic and answering all of your cholesterol questions!

As usual, we will have a segment of Ask Doctor Ira, where I will happily answer any questions you may have on any medical topic whatsoever.

I look forward to hearing from you at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!!!!