Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monday, September 20th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio

Fall is almost here! I know this because 1) the sunlight hurts my eyes as I drive and 2) I am at a hockey rink writing this while one of my kids gets dressed and ready. Interestingly enough, sitting at the rink and looking around reminds me of our four topics for tomorrow's show.

The first is teenage obesity. While there's not a lot of it around a competitive hockey rink, there certainly is throughout the country. Join me and bariatric surgeon Dr. Thomas Inge, an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens and Director of the Center of Bariatric Research there. We talk a lot about surgical weight loss in adults, but how young should somebody be to consider this option? Find out, and ask any questions about whether bariatric surgery is reasonable in your teenager at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

I have left hockey rinks a few times in my life to head to the emergency room. Sports can hurt! While many of these injuries heal up completely, many American's suffer from chronic pain, and we, as physicians, are entrusted to treat them as best we can. Join me and Will Rowe, the CEO of the American Pain Foundation, to talk about their recent survey about physician attitudes towards opioid pain killers. If you've ever wondered what physicians think when you walk in with a pain problem, you will not want to miss this segment.

Share your stories about speaking to your doctor about pain issues at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Now people who don't play may not know, but hockey equipment appears to be a phenomenal place to live if you are a Staph Organism. So when I found out the Drs. Marc Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio, and Ian Lustbader, my gastroenterology colleague, would be joining me to speak about a hospital acquired infection that makes Staph seem easy to treat. Learn about Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenamase, or KPC, and how it is spreading throughout nursing homes and hospitals throughout the United States. We will also talk about the latest salmonella out breaks and some of the things that you can do to prevent it.

Call us with your infection prevention stories (or horror stories!) at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I've now reached the age where I can't be anywhere without somebody I know stopping to ask me a medical question or two: even at the hockey rink! And you can, too! Ask me any medical questions on any topic at all at 1-877-NYU-DOCS during "Ask Dr. Ira." Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!

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