Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monday, October 4th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio


Abnormal Duodenum in Celiac Disease (photo)

Greetings from West Chester, Pennsylvania, where I am staying for a hockey tournament. Go Cyclones! Regardless of my travels, we have a great show planned for you Monday.

Our first hour can only be called the eating hour...starting with Celiac Disease. We commonly think of this disease as something that starts in childhood, but in fact the biggest number of new diagnosis are in older people who either never knew they had it or in whom the disease "developed" because of a genetic issue! Join me and Joslin Diabetes Center Registered Dietician and Doctor Radio Regular Laurie Higgins as we talk about Celiac disease in adults! In case you have Celiac and wondered if you could ever eat anything tasty, we have a special guest for you! Joy Pierson of Candle 79 and the Candle Cafe, restaurants in NYC to talk to us about her gluten free menu items! You will not want to miss this!

Its funny. My kids are in that strange in-between age where Halloween means neither trick or treating or going to parties you wish they wouldn't go to (thanks for that!). But the holiday is right around the corner: my wife just bought "pumpkin" shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Join me and registered dietitian Keri Gans as we talk about "good" eating for halloween...ha! We will also talk about eating with gastrointestinal reflux...this has become a huge issue as many studies show that the medications we give for reflux disease often don't work as well as patients would like.

Call us with your Halloween treats and heartburn tricks at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We are starting our second hour on a more serious note: experiments done in Guatemala by the US and Guatemalan governments to give unwitting people, often prisoners, syphilis and gonorrhea in the years following World War II. The United States formally apologized for this last week. Join me as I speak with Susan Reverby, PhD, who uncovered this study and Vanessa Gamble, MD, PhD a University Professor at the George Washington University who chaired the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee that led to President Clinton's formal apology for this series of experiments.

This story has major implications on how we do research nowadays as well..you are not going to want to miss it.

We will end the show with ask Dr. Ira, where I have had a busy week answering all kinds of questions in my office but eagerly await any questions that you may have on any medical topic at all...give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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