Sunday, July 26, 2009
Although you wouldn't know it in the North East, summer is well on its way (as I write this, it raining yet again). Continuing our summer theme of prevention and health, we have a whole slew of great guests for tomorrows show ready to talk with me and answer all of your questions.
Celiac disease has been in the news recently. A recent study shows the incidence of this disease going up significantly since the 1950's. We have Laurie Higgins, a registered dietician at the Joslin Diabetes Center (and an expert on Celiac), will be joining us from 8 to 8:30 Eastern.
Call us with your questions on Celiac disease at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After this we have the one-two punch of prevention and cardiology. First, we have Dr. James Underberg on: he is an expert on cholesterol and we will be talking about that as well as the trickiest of those numbers: the triglyceride! Then we will have Dr. Dennis Goodman, who will talk about preventitive Cardiology and Complementary Medicine (don't know what it is....then listen!)
Call us from 8:30 to 9:30 with your cardiology questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Dr. Ira, where I will answer any question on any medical topic at all...just like my real office. If you forgot to ask your own doctor, give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Chronic pelvic pain is a miserable problem with very few good treatments available. So it is with some excitement that natural Doctor Geo Espinosa of the NYU-Langone Medical Center will be with us again to talk about NOT using medication to treat chronic pelvic pain, chronic urinary tract infection, and interstitial cystitis. If you have been suffering from these problems you are going to want to call and hear Dr. Espinosa's advice on an "alternative" view!
Call us with you pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Michael Jackson may be gone, but the problems he suffered from continue. Join me and pain expert Doctor David Kloth to talk about addiction issues: from who can become an addict after using pain medication legitimately to doctor shopping and worse.
If you have any questions about the safety of pain medications or anesthesia, or are worried about a loved ones use of pain pills, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Then its the hives!!! Doctor Alan Kaplan an allergist at the Medical University of South Carolina will be on the air to discuss hives, rashes and lumps: learn to why that type IV hypersensitivity reaction may be worse than you think (and what it is, of course!)
Call us with your allergy and skin rash questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Of course, we will have ask Dr. Ira, where I will answer all of your questions on any medical topic at all...call me with any question you forgot to ask your own doctor at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here I sit, recovering from a night of barbecue and homemade bread, while in a lab somewhere, rhesus monkeys that were starved are living longer than those that ate a "normal diet." What does this mean. Join me tomorrow and hear about this latest research and call with your questions for me and Keri Gans, Dietitian, about this interesting issue!
As a gastroenterologist, I spend a lot of time thinking about gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), but my practice consists of adults. GERD is increasing as a problem in younger people as well. I'll be discussing this problem with Beth Anderson, of the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Association.
If you have a baby, a child, or a teenager with reflux and need practical questions answered, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Do you know someone who keeps pulling at her hair? Eat it even? Yes, this is a serious problem for some people (wait till you hear about one of my patients and how she almost ended up in surgery from it!). Join me and Dr. Jon Grant of the University of Minnesota, the author of "Stop Me Because I Can't Stop Myself" to talk about hair pulling and other impulse control issues.
If you or a loved one pulls their hair or has other problems with hair pulling, we have one of the world's experts to help answer your questions! Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Of course, we will have Ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all: as a primary care doctor and gastroenterologist, I love to help you with your medical problems! Give the show a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
PHOTO CREDIT: University of Wisconsin-Madison, photo by Jeff Miller
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I hope your Fourth of July was great. Mine was, and we just returned from a long weekend of exercise (sort of), eating too much (for real) and eating too much sweet stuff (ditto). Do I have a show for me!
We are going to start off talking about grilling and try to answer a question that seems to afflict some of my guests: What about all the vegetarian food. Keri Gans will be joining us to talk about this issue, and we'll be happy to answer any of your summer grilling questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Can exercise kill you? Although its something I often tell my wife in an effort to get out of it, there is a rare symptom of something called exercise induced anaphylaxis, which very well might. Find out about this scary disorder, and have your summer allergy questions answered by my guests Courtney Roush, who wrote an article about this in Running Times Magazine and Dr. Allen Kaplan, an allergist. Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
You may have thought that you lucked out after that exercise segment (sorry, you still have too), but our third segment promises to be extremely interesting for those of you worried about sugar. Nancy Stedman from More magazine will be here to talk to me about the worrisome relationship of sugar with a variety of diseases.
We will end up the show with "Ask Dr. Ira," where you can call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and ask me about any medical problem at all and I will be happy to answer you. When you forgot to ask your own doctor ask me!