Sunday, July 31, 2011
Yes, I did push us into August a little early last week. I apologize for that, and have corrected the blog.
A quick rundown of tomorrow's show. Former Doctor Radio Host Kimberly Deore, MD will be calling in from Germany. We will be talking about a variety of general medical topics, including the possibilty of a "universal" flu vaccine. We just received notice that we will be getting our standard run of the mill not universal vaccine soon, which made my whole office wince at the idea of another flu shot season. So it can't come to fast.
We will be having another "Gastroenterology Update," where we review some of the latest findings in gastroenterology and answer your questions on a variety of digestive issues.
Call us with your questions about digestion, constipation, gas, and abdominal pain at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
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Our third segment is very exciting. Earlier, I interviewed Natalie Cole and Gregg Allman about their struggle with Hepatitis C! We are playing that interview, and after that I will be talking about hepatitis C and answering your questions about this deadly and common disease. There are new treatments available.
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all, and I will be glad to answer...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me...
give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Hopefully, you are doing well enough in the heat. We have just returned from Maine, where it was over 100 degrees (Maine!?). We have a hot summer show planned for you tomorrow.
Summer means bugs. And bugs means ticks. And ticks may mean Lyme disease. Every year I see it as my New York City patients return from their vacations. What do you do about it? How do you know if you have it? And what are your treatment options. Join me and Lyme Disease Doctor Dr. Daniel Cameron as we talk about this persistent problem.
Worried about Lyme Disease: Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
In our second half hour we will have gastroenterology update: where you can ask me any digestive disease problems that you have and I will tell you about some of the exciting new discoveries in digestive and liver disease! Some points we man cover:
- Folate supplementation does not increase the risk for colon cancer.
- Celiac disease and its relationship to IBS symptoms.
- The use of Plavix and Proton Pump inhibitors together.
Continuing on with our Gastroenterology theme, we are going to explore Celiac Disease next. Dr. Daniel Leffler, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the author of "Real Life with Celiac Disease: Trouble Shooting and Surviving Gluten Free," will be joining us to talk about what to do when you have celiac disease.
Call us with your celiac questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!
Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I hope everyone is doing well. We have a great show planned for this Monday, as the summer continues to heat up!
Allergies! Now that we have survived hayfever season, its food and insect allergy season! And it doesn't have to be spicy peanut shrimp basted in glutenous batter and covered by honey and bee stingers: even a small amount of an allergen can lead to a severe reaction. Join me and Gwen Smith, the editor of Allergic Living Magazine, as we talk about safe ways for those with food and insect allergies to enjoy summer living!
Call us with your allergy questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Then, its time for gastroenterology update. I'm not sure why (maybe its all that outdoor living), but the summer always brings with it a fare share of reflux and ulcer disease. We will be discussing (amongst other things):
MtnMD Dr Kelly Sennholz
No evidence supports the common advice to avoid nuts and seeds to prevent diverticulitis, but do eat high fiber diet JFP 2009
doctorira Ira Breite
Lifestyle Changes work in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: its another reason to watch weight and exercise (sigh)
doctorira Ira Breite
RT @reuters: Do tea, coffee drinkers have lower superbug risk? reut.rs/q3Ejvu More excellent #coffeeisgreat news!
Call us with your GI questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Tweet me @doctorira with any other questions or tips you may have
Have you ever wondered about artificial sweeteners. I have. Like, why do I always seem to gain weight when I drink them? Join me and Dr. Diane Stadler of the Oregon Health Sciences University as we talk about this interesting problem. Dr. Stadler also studies diets such as Atkins.
Call us with your diet and artificial sugar questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Then its time for Ask Dr. Ira, Where you can ask me anything you like about any medical topic at all! Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!