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.