Saturday, November 24, 2012
I am writing this in a hotel room in Philadelphia. Nonetheless, I am surrounded by the trappings of leftover Thanksgiving: rolls, pieces of cake, and a 3.5 ounce chocolate bar containing 1050 calories. And the only thing I've avoided so far is the chocolate. And its early. Join me and nutritionist Keri Gans as we speak about Getting back on Track after Thanksgiving and staying that way all the way through the holidays!
Diet questions, tips or tricks? Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
Heartburn? Who doesn't have it after Thanksgiving? Call me about that, or any other gastrointestinal problem you may have on GI Update...1-877-NYU-DOCS
Woman have irritable bowel syndrome more often than men. The problem is hard to treat, and there is usually no easy cure or treatment. Join me and gastroenterologist Dr. Jaqueline Wolf as we talk about her book "A Woman's Guide to a Healthy Stomach."
We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Gastroenterologists love doing colonoscopies. But how many of them do you really need? Join me and Dr. Mark Pochapin, the Director of Gastroenterology here at NYU Langone Medical Center, as we review some latest findings saying that you may only need one colonoscopy, and if that’s negative, something else less invasive in the future. Or, of course, these may be studies more excited with statistics than the facts on the ground. Either way, its an important issue and one that you will not want to miss.
Do you have questions about colon cancer prevention? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that, we will expand the digestive disease conversation and have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive diseases and answer your questions on heartburn, liver disease, the pancreas, and pretty much anything else. Tweet me any topics or short questions you want me to talk about!
When you live in New York City, your major “road” concern is not getting run over by the cabdrivers! But, for people who drive on a regular basis, that hard driving 18-wheeler in the lane next to you is clearly a cause for concern. There are over 4000 fatal crashes a year involving trucks. While people tend to think about lack of sleep and tough schedules as a potential cause for accidents, Dr. Stefanos Kales of Harvard has discovered a new cause: obesity. Hear what he has to say, and truckers, I want to hear what you have to say to him! Give him a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
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 happy to answer you…give me call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Of the many problems caused by Superstorm Sandy, one of the more minor ones seems to be the five pounds many of us tacked on living on a diet of potato chips, warm beer, and greasy goodness. But while losing 5 pounds isn't impossible (but its not easy), how about losing 50? Or more? Join me and NYU Langone Medical Center Bariatric Surgeon and Doctor Radio Host Dr. Marina Kurian as we talk about some of the benefits of weight loss surgery. We'll also tap about some of the GI complications, such as dumping syndrome, gallstones and nutritional deficiencies.
Had weight surgery and having a problem? Considering weight loss surgery? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After this, we'll have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions. Call me or tweet at @doctorira!
All of a sudden, the allergies and asthma are back here in New York: in fact its pretty much all I saw in the first few days since I reopened my office. Join me and Allergist Dr. Ellen Epstein as we discuss the impact of weather on allergies, and answer your questions on allergy and asthma! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as always, 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 at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
No hurricane can keep us down at NYU, SiriusXM and Doctor Radio. We are back on the air tomorrow with an excellent show planned from SiriusXM Central while NYU continues to repair and rebuild.
Dr. Billy Goldberg of the Emergency Show (and the author of "Why Men Have Nipples") will be joining me with some tales of the storm here in NY. One of them piqued my interest both as a gastroenterologist as well as someone who has recently rediscovered the need for some basic survival techniques. We'll be joined by Mr. Joseph Jenkins, who by day is a purveyor of roofing and other materials and is also the owner of Humanure: a store devoted to the use of human poop as fertilizer. Yes, its gross. But there are significant waste and health issues worth talking about and we will have no problems doing it!
Feeling a little survivalist. Emergency medical and first aid type questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We are continuing the phone calls after this. We will have a special combined Ask Doctor Ira / GI Update in our next segment. Find out about the latest and greatest in the world of digestive disease and call us with your medical questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
But save your eye questions! Its hard to believe that it was Halloween just last week, and that the weather in NY was just lovely. Dr. Lisa Park, NYU ophthalmologist and co-host of the monthly Doctor Radio Ophthalmology Show will be coming on to talk about the hassles of decorative and other contacts...we'll also be taking your questions on any and all eye issues...give us a call!
We'll end the show with a special encore presentation of Ask Doctor Ira!