Sunday, January 27, 2013

Monday, January 28th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

So many Monday holidays!  But they are over for the moment, and we are back on the air with a new, live, show tomorrow at 8 AM ET!  Starting with a Neanderthal moment.  No, not my attempts at dating back in my early twenties, but an actual Neanderthal moment.  George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard, has stated that its possible to clone a neanderthal from available DNA and all he needs is an "extremely adventurous female human" to carry it.  And you thought your brother in law was a bit primitive!  Join me and Dr. Arthur Caplan, the Director of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone School of Medicine and the author  of more than 550 papers, including "Smart Mice, Not So Smart People," as we talk about neanderthal babies, and, more importantly, the ethics of genetic modification as scientists get better at manipulating the genome.

From genetic manipulation to body modification: in recent years, tattoos, body piercings and more have gone mainstream.  But, besides middle aged regret, are there any lasting health concerns?  Dr. Fritz Francois, a gastroenterologist here at NYUL joins us as we talk about his new study showing an increased rate of hepatitis C in those with body ink.  What does it mean for that nephew of yours?  Find out.

Ask Doctor Ira follows this.  Its cold and flu season, and we've been seeing everything in the office.  So, of course, anything goes.  Anything that you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS,

Doctor David Watts is a gastroenterologist, the inventor of the "Third Eye Retroscope" colonoscopy device and the author of "The Orange Wire Problem and other Tales from the Doctor's Office" and  "One Doctor's Reflections on the Oddly Intimate Encounters Between Patient and Healer"  will be joining us to talk about his books.  He too, has seen everything in the office, and will tell us about some of the more interesting patient encounters he has had over the years.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Monday, January 14th on the The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio

Welcome.  Here in New York we have Flu A, Flu B (2 different kinds), norovirus, and whooping cough.  Fortunately, its all clean and good on the radio...and we have a lot to talk about!

First Norovirus.  Dr. Wes Anderson, gastroenterologist and the author of "Cure Constipation Now" will be coming on talk about quite the opposite...stomach issues if you have the flu or norovirus.

We will be expanding the conversation to all issues digestive after this.  Gastroenterology Update is on, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions on your gallbladder, liver, that heartburn, and even the pancreas.  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After the break, we are going to continue the open phones.  We will further expand the conversation with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical questions aon any medical topic at does not matter what it is, anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Dr. Marc Siegel,the medical director of Doctor Radio, where will joining me during the last segment.  The flu has been tough this year....find out why and what you can do about it!  Oh, and was that flu shot he gave me on the air worth it?

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Monday, January 7th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio

I had a great few weeks off, but its time to get back to the radio!  We have a pretty incredible show planned tomorrow.

C. difficile has been a problem in adults for quite some time, and the problem is getting worse.  But kids get C. diff as well.  Join me and Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Disease Expert Dr. Gordon E. Schutze, M.D. as we talk about the new guidelines he developed for treating infants and children with C. difficile colitis!

C. diff quesions?  Give hs a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We are gong to expand the conversation in gastroenterology with GI Update after this!  Any questions about you digestive issues, from heartburn to constipation, and even the liver and pancreas.  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me directly at @doctorira.

Food allergies are on the rise.   Although we usually talk about kids and allergies, there is a lot going on in the world of adult food allergies as well.  Join me and Dr. Julie Wang of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute as we talk about the latest in oral immunotherapy.  Oral what?  Well, just listen and find out!

Food allergies?  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 any medical question on any topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! 

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