Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday, March8, 2010 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio

What a show! Manuals and lawyers and numbers, oh my! Actually, its all pretty cool.

Before there was the internet, doctor (and many patients) would often consult the Merck Manual. And, despite the internet, the Merck Manuals (yes there are more than one now) continue to thrive in print and on line. Joining me is Dr. Robert Porter, the Editor in Chief of the Merck Manuals. We will be talking about how things have really changed since the manual was first published in 1899.

If you have a story about an old doctor remedy (leeches a favorite of mine) that seems sort of silly nowadays, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

And next, a first on the Doctor Ira Breite Show: a lawyer guest! Don't worry, I haven't gotten soft. Sandra Eskin, JD is the Director of the Food Safety Campaign at the Pew Charitable Trust. She will join us to talk about a very large recall of hydrolyzed vegetable protein: its sounds gross and it turns out its in tons of different foods! Wait till you find out its other name! Food safety is a huge public health and financial problem, and Ms. Eskin will be telling us about the Pew Charitable Trust's efforts in this important issue.

If you have any questions about food safety, give us a call. You have a doctor, a lawyer and an aspiring amateur chef at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Although diabetes is ultimately about people, part of its management involves the following of tons of numbers. From sugar values, to hemoglobin A1c, microalbumin to LDL Cholesterol, there are a lot of digits to keep under control. Joyce Keady, CNP and educator in pediatric and adolescent diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center, will be joining us to talk about all of these numbers, as well as a really interesting new study looking at one number in particular: the hemoglobin A1C.

If you have any questions about your diabetes mangement, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We will of course have Ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any question you want on any medical topic at all. Call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

You can also email me or Doctor Radio directly at for show ideas or specific questions, comments or follow up. Just make sure my name, Ira, is somewhere in the topic line.

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