Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, December 7th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio!

We have a great show planned for Monday! My kids are hockey players, and sometimes I wonder about what is left on that (more than a little odor filled) equipment that they drag around. There have been lots of cases of infections occurring from exposure to all kinds of sports equipment, but the problem runs much deeper than that. Community acquired MRSA has become a huge issue. Join me and Dr. Brad Spellberg, UCLA physician and the author of "Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria and our Dwindling Arsenal to Help Fight Them" as we talk about the growing danger of infections in and out of the hospital.

If you are worried about resistant bacteria infecting you or a loved one at home or in a hospital, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Constipation. A large chunk of my professional life is devoted to helping this common problem. So it really got my attention when a recent study noted a relationship between constipation and Parkinson's Disease. Joining me to talk about Parkinson's disease, including its diagnosis and treatment is Dr. Alessandro DiRocco, the Chief of Movement Disorders and Director of the NYU Parkison and Movement Disorders Center here at NYU Langone.

If you are worried about the diagnosis or treatment of Parkinson's disease in you or a loved one give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

It can't be December on Doctor Radio without a little healthy worry about holiday food! Dr. Paul Ehrlich, allergist and the author of "What Your Doctor May Not tell You About Children's Allergies and Asthma: Simple Steps to Help Stop Attacks and Improve Your Child's Health" will be joining us to talk about keeping it safe from food allergies at the holiday table.

If you have a question about food allergies (it doesn't have to be holiday related!) give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will have a special holiday edition of Ask Dr. Ira, where I will tell you interesting stories from my own office and answer your questions on any medical topic at all.

Call us with ANY medical question at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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