Sunday, December 16, 2012
Happy Holidays! Its been busy in the office and its busy at home. The holidays are a great time to have a great time, but, as they used to say on "Hill Street Blues," be careful out there.
It wouldn't be the holidays without gastroesophageal reflux. Join me and Dr. Seth Gross, the Director of Endoscopy here at NYU, as we talk about new endoscopic technology for the treatment of one of the more serious complications of GERD: Barrett's esophagus.
Heartburn? Barrett's? Worried? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
But it can't be all about sickness on Doctor Radio! Join me and the folks from Mixellany as we talk about the history of alcohol. Yes, learn the science of the martini, the chemistry of caprihana and the physics of the Long Island Iced Tea (it proves gravity correct!).
Dietician Rachel Begun will be joining us after that. The holidays provide vast opportunities for eating...and, unfortunately, sickness. Although we think of the summer as the time for food born illness, it can happen anytime.
Holiday food prep questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all...whatever you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012
The weather today in New York is dreary, but our show tomorrow is anything but. I am sitting in a hockey rink, looking at churros. The holidays are here. And heartburn abounds. And sinus infections. Related? Maybe. Join me and Dr. Jaime Koufman, otolaryngologist and the author of Dropping Acid, The Reflux Cookbook. Reflux tips, tricks and questions...we want to hear at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that we will exand on the conversation to all digestive disease topics! During Digestive Disease Update I will tell you the latest and greatest in Gastroenterology and answer your questions about constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and ulcers: even the pancreas. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Ok, its the holidays. Frankincense, myrrh, and all that. I'll be honest, if it wasn't for spell checker I never would have gotten those words out. At least I can spell gold. But what does this have to do with medicine? Find out with Dr. Jim Duke, PhD: ethnobotanist and author of more than thirty books as we talk about Biblical Herbs and Modern Day Medicine.
We will end the show 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!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
December 1 was World AIDS Day. Although AIDS isn't on our minds as much as it was in the past, but the disease still kills millions worldwide and infects 50,000 new people here in the United States every year. Find out what's going on right now in the US, and find out how you, and your loved ones, can avoid and help prevent others from getting this disease.
After that, we will have Gastroenterology Update! Find out the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease (I am very excited about some new treatments for hepatitis C coming out on the horizon) and have your questions answered by calling us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Now, when "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter," came out, I thought it would be a great idea to tie in the great president with blood bank drives or some such thing: I was told that it might not be the greatest idea. But now that Daniel Day Lewis is in "Lincoln," my producer Melanie has decided that its OK to have a Doctor Radio-Presidential Tie In. Join me and Dr. Robert Lahita as we talk about the hidden illnesses of US Presidents!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where we will take your calls on any medical question at all...anything that you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!