Sunday, January 31, 2010
It is freezing here. And the Pro Bowl will be played before the Superbowl this weekend: which is kind of more silly than the Pro Bowl already was. So forget sports and weather and think Doctor! We have an excellent show planned for you guys this week.
I have been on an exercise kick for the past 10 months. Personal trainer, more gym time, all that stuff. I hope it keeps me alive and healthy because I'd rather be listening to the radio. But now Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz, PhD, of the University of Michigan Kinesiology Institute and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, will come on the air and explain his new study that shows, when it comes to weight, calories and exercise, its not only how much, but when. You might want to workout before every meal after hearing what he has to say!
If you have any questions on exercise, diet or how the two interact, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
One of things that I really like to do on the show is talk about how basic research (test tubes, labs, stuff like that), besides being sort of cool, opens the door to many of the cures and treatments that we have in medicine. Dr. John White of McGill University in Montreal, who is an expert in gene regulation and the possible anti-cancer effects of vitamin D, will be joining us to talk about his latest research. This shows that Vitamin D use may actually cut the inflammation that occurs in Crohn's disease! We'll also talk about the potential uses of vitamin D for anti-cancer and other preventative purposes.
If you've wondered about vitamin D levels and a wide variety of health problems, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Its Superbowl week! New Orleans and Indianapolis are getting ready to play, and, as soon as I write this, I'm heading to Costco to buy paper goods, chips and other stuff for my Super Bowl Party. Keri Gans, registered dietitian, Doctor Radio will be coming on to talk to us about a healthy Super Bowl. I will tell her about my giant cold cut sandwiches. She may tell me about lettuce that is not actually on a sandwich. This should be fun. Call with your Super Bowl Party Tips (healthy and otherwise) at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Of course, we will have Ask. Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any medical or gastronetrological question at all: we answer them all! at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I have just returned from the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in New York, where, despite the fact that not a single thing reminded me of anything on our show Monday, I had a great time. I am very happy that Triumph made a comeback to the show, even if it was as a dealer. I'll make sure to add in some of the great things that I saw for "medical reasons" when we do trucker's health on Doctor Radio! Please, no ER jokes; I get enough of those.
Onto the show. We have an excellent show planned, complete with multiple gastroenterology topics with a little pain thrown in. We are going to start off by talking a little bit about eosinophillic esophagitis and related disorders. Sometimes, its not heartburn! If you've had a problem with food allergy, hard to control reflux symptoms, or even narrowing or strictures, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS. An expert from the American Partnership for Eosinophillic Disorders will be joining me.
Dr. David Kloth of Connecticut Pain Care will be joining me after this. As we all know, the abuse of pain medications is a difficult and growing problem. Recently, a woman in Colorado was arrested for using patient's injectable pain medications herself. Unfortunately, the patients then received her dirty needles and some of them came down with hepatitis C. We will talk about a new law being proposed called NASPER – or National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act. Find out about this, and also find out what you can do if you are worried about a loved ones use (or abuse) of pain medications...give uys a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Ian Lustbader, MD, my fellow gastroenterologist from NYU, will be joining me to talk about a new blood test that may help to detect colon cancer early. Also joining me will be Dr. Nadir Arber of theIntegrated Cancer Prevention Center at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Find out about CD24, a possible new marker in the fight against colon cancer! Also, have your colon cancer questions answered (on two continents) at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Of course, we'll have ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Hello All. Happy Martin Luther King Day. We have an incredible holiday lineup planned for the show on Monday! Dr. Ronald Kotler, a pulmonologist and the author of "365 Ways to Get a Good Night's Sleep," will be joining us on the line to talk about some of the things you can do to sleep better every night. Dr. Kotler on diseases such as narcolepsy. If you've ever had a problem getting, or staying, asleep, you are going to want to hear what he has to say!
If you have any questions at all about how to sleep better, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Making sure everyone has appropriate healthcare is extremely important. Lynya Floyd, senior editor for health and relationships at Essence Magazine and Maimah Karmo, a founder of the Tiger Lily Foundation and the author of "How Breast Cancer Saved My Life," will join me to talk about some health problems that disproportionately affect African Americans: including breast cancer, colon cancer, and hypertension. You will want to hear Maimah's inspirational story.
Call us with any questions you may have on appropriate screening for any health issue at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Last week, my child managed to break his wrist (in two places!) Ah, the joys of basketball. Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedist who is the author of one of my favorite books, "Fitness After Forty," will be joining me to talk about the hard knocks, sprains and occasional indignities of sports. Learn what to do if you hurt yourself and how to avoid injury in the first place!
If you have any questions about various aches or pains that you forgot to mention to your own doctor, give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Of course, we will end the show with Ask Dr. Ira. Call me with any of your questions on any medical topic at all at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We have quite the literary show planned for Monday! Over the years, we have interviewed many people on presidential health issues. Dr. Steven Lomazo, the author of "FDR's Deadly Secret," is coming in to tell us all about his new book. While we currently know perhaps a bit too much about our politicians, in those days a man could run a war, be in his fourth term and still not have anyone really talk about the fact that he couldn't walk. What else didn't the American People know? You'll have to find out!
Turning from the historical and interesting to the current day and a bit scary and gross, Dr Renee Godard and Amy White, both of Hollins University will be joining us to talk about soda fountains. If you haven't thought much about them, you will when you discover what Dr. Godard grew out of them!
If you have any questions about food born disease, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Then onto the big! Dr. Garth Davis, a bariatric surgeon featured on Discovery Channel's "Big Medicine" will be on the air to talk about his experiences as a surgeon and to answer your questions about surgical weight loss! Dr. Davis is also the author of the "The Expert's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Is it Right For Me?"
If you have any questions at all about weight loss surgery, give the show a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Of course, we will end the show with a special "post-call" edition of Ask Dr. Ira. Call me with any questions on any medical topic at all! 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Happy New Year! Monday, January 4th, 2010 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio
Hello all. After a little vacation we are back on the air and ready to go. We are getting 2010 off to a great start with our show this Monday. I had a week off from hockey (although we went skiing, so there was no break from the cold for me), but the omnipresent thoughts of concussions never leave my mind as I watch my children slam into other children in the pursuit of scoring or stopping a goal. Therefore I am very excited to have Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, a professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Director of the UNC Sport Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center will be joining us to talk about concussions in kids and adults. Dr. Guskiewicz is also a spokesperson for the National Athletic Trainers Association.
If you have any questions about preventing sports injuries in yourselves or your children give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We have had a lot of questions from listeners about celiac disease, and have two experts coming on to discuss this. And we have had some of the world's experts on the line. Dr. Peter Green, an expert on Celiac Disease at Columbia University will be joining us to talk about important clinical research, including new genetic tests that are widely available. He can also answer any questions that you may have on the clinical symptoms and signs of celiac disease.
If you are worried about your digestive issues, give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After Doctor Green, DR. Bana Jabri, MD, Ph.D.from the University of Chicago and the Co-Director of the U of C Digestive Disease Research Core Center and a Member of the Universities Celiac Disease Center will be joining us. Her research aims to find pre-clinical markers for people with celiac disease before symptoms even develop. As up to 1/3 of people have the "celiac" gene, her research is extremely important in trying to figure out who is at risk for this disease.
If you have an autoimmune condition such as diabetes or thyroid disease and are worried about your GI tract, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will of course end with Ask Dr. Ira. Fortunately, I have no great tales of winter rescue, but I do have some great stories from the office. We'll also be talking about some of the things that I learned from being a host on Doctor Radio that I use all the time as a physician!
If you have any medical question at all, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!