Saturday, March 5, 2011

Monday, March 7th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio!

Happy Monday! We have a pretty amazing show scheduled for this Monday:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Like many gastroenterologists, I spend a lot of time dealing with this difficult condition that leads to so much misery, work loss, and social discomfort. Treatment is difficult, and physicians really don't have an effective "toolbox" of remedies. Join me and Dr. Christine Frissora of Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine as we talk about IBS. Find out about clinical trials that are going on to treat this common problem.

Call us with your IBS questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

The Playboy Mansion is not something that we usually talk about on Doctor Radio: few physicians (besides plastic surgeons, I guess) end up there. But this next story is just too good, and too important, to pass up. Legionella! At the Playboy Mansion! But its also places where the rest of us go, too. Find out about this disease, how it spreads, and how to know if you have it! Join me and NYU Microbiologist Dr. Phillip Tierno, the author of the Secret Life of Germs, to talk about this disease.

Call us with questions about Legionella (not how to date playmates!) at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

We start our second hour with a talk about another famous ladies man: King Henry the VIIIth. Six wives, two executions, and no living sons. Also, Henry became not only fat, but had difficulty moving and perhaps became psychotic as he got older. Could he have had the genetic disease McLeod's syndrome? Or the Kell Antigen? What is McLeod's syndrome? Heck, what is the Kell antigen? Find out with one of the authors of the study, Dr. Catrina Banks Whitley, PhD. Dr. Banks did this work at SMU and is now a research associate in the Office of Archaeological Studies at the Museum of New Mexico. Also joining us is Dr. David Araten of NYU Medical Center's Division of Hematology, and Mount Sinai Neurologist Dr. Ruth Walker as we talk about this medical mystery.

Motion disorders? Weird blood stuff? Too many wives and too much to eat and drink? 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 medical topics at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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