Saturday, February 26, 2011
The end of February. You can almost smell the spring coming (through the cold, ice and wind that still blankets our area). New beginnings are a theme of the show today.
Craig Pinto was a Division I athlete who was sidelined after being diagnosed with Crohn's disese and Celiac left school. After resolving his dietary and health issues he returned to the Arena Football League, where he signed with the New Jersey Revolution. He is now a high school coach and has started a new non-profit group called Kicking 4 Celiac. His kicking has gotten him into the Guiness Book of World Records...find out why!
Call us with any questions you may have about Celiac or Crohn's disease to 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
The end of winter is also a time to think about, well, the beginning of allergy season. Join me and Dr. Paul Ehrlich as we talk about whether being too clean may lead to allergies! Dr. Ehrlich is also the author of "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Child’s Allergies and Asthma."
Allergies? Worried about the hygiene hypothesis? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Its also time to think about the future. Lots of people have been asking me about personalized medicine...but what is it and where is t going. Join me, Paul Livingstone, the senior editor of R&D Magazine, and Boonsri Dickinson, who had her DNA tested by three different companies, to find out what's going on in the world of Personal Genomics.
Questions about YOUR DNA? Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We will end the show with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me question on any medical topic at all. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS with any question you forgot to ask your doctor!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Happy Valentines day everybody! We have a special show Monday, where I will broadcast from Sirius Central!
How can you have Valentine's day without candy? Join me and Beth Kimmerle, a chocolate and candy expert and the author of two books on the history of candy, as we talk about the history of candy. Did you know that research from 1928 showed that 1) candy was a food and that 2) you could lose weight with it?
If you have any questions about the history candy (I want to find out who created those little hearts with sayings on them) call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We are continuing are candy theme for our second half hour as well! I will be joined by The Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, who hunts the world looking for traditional, plant based medicines. He is the author of 14 books and the host of the TV show "Medicine Trails." Chris will be talking to us about the new science of cocoa therapy. Is eating chocolate good for you? If so, how much? Listen and find out!
If you have any questions at all about staying healthy with chocolate...or any other natural compounds...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
What happens when someone decides to leave medicine? Dr. Maggie Kozel the author of “The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine," will be joining us to tell about her journey from Georgetown Medical School, to a Naval Pediatrics practice, to private practice, and then to being a high school chemistry teacher. Find out what she enjoyed about being a practicing physician, what she didn't like, and why she chose to leave.
If you've ever wondered about what your doctor is "really thinking" give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We will end the show with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me any medical questions on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!"
Call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
The chocolate heart pictured above is actually for sale here!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I hope every enjoys their Superbowl. We have a great show planned for tomorrow.
Starting with...social media. Kevin Pho, the blogger known as KevinMD will be joining us. Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) is starting to change how medicine is practiced. Find out how all this computer stuff is starting to change how we interact as doctors and patients, and what its all going to mean soon.
Wondering if Twitter is really going to change your relationship with your doctor? Want to tell us a story if it has...give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Did you see those guys shoveling snow before the Superbowl? In Texas! Even watching it gave me back pain. If you've had back pain you are going to want to hear what my next guest has to say. Dr. Preston Phillips is the Section Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma will be talking to us about his book: "Your Aching Back: A Doctor's Guide to Relief," which was recently updated! Find out how to avoid back pain, and if you have it, how to make it better!
If you have any questions about back pain or back surgery, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
I have to admit: I spend most of my time on the "Doctor Ira Breite Show" thinking about medicine today: after all its what I do all day, and a big part of practicing medicine is helping people with the best tools available today. But what about tomorrow? Dr. Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and featured in the new National Geographic TV Documentary "Explorer, How to Build a Beating Heart," will be joining us to talk about the future of medicine. Find out if its possible to regrow a finger!
If you have any questions about where medicine is "going" give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We're going to end the show with Ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any question you want on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor...ask me!
Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
The Doctor's and staff of Westside Medical Associates wishes everybody a happy and safe Superbowl today!