Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio


Happy holidays to everyone. With the upcoming Easter and Passover seasons, many people have food on their minds. With that in mind, we have a great show, revolving around Irritable Bowel Syndrome, in store for you.

Before getting to IBS, we are going to start with stroke prevention. Dr. Mark Adelman, the Chief of Vascular Surgery here at NYU, will be joining me to talk about surgical ways to prevent stroke, and how a new study shows that a less invasive procedure, carotid stenting, is safe and effective for the same thing. But there are differences, and before deciding which one is right for you learn the facts.

If you have any questions about surgical stroke prevention, carotid surgery or stenting, give us a call. Our phone number is 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Passover celebrates when the Jews left Egypt: and they left in a hurry! Because of this, they had no time to bake bread, and therefore had only flat dry wafers to eat; otherwise known as matzoh. Unbeknownst to the ancients, matzoh is one of the most constipating foods on Earth, and every year I get a slew of visits because of this. But you don't have to be Jewish to have constipation: its one of the most common reasons that people see a doctor. Dr. Wes Jones, author of "Cure Constipation Now: A Doctor's Fiber Therapy To Cleanse and Heal" will be joining me to answer all of your constipation questions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from constipation, give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and we will be happy to help!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is sometimes used synonymously with constipation, and while patients with IBS often have constipation, they are not the same. Join me and world IBS expert Dr. Douglas Drossman of the University of North Carolina and the Co-Director of the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders as we talk about IBS, functional GI disorders, and an interesting new study showing that shift workers may be at increased risk for this potentially disabling disorder.

If you have been suffering from IBS, now is an opportunity to speak with one of the world's experts on this condition! Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Of course, we will end the show with Ask Dr. Ira, where I will tell you stories from my own office (this is an always exciting "Post Call" Ask Dr. Ira) and answer any medical question you may have at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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