Sunday, April 28, 2013
Spring? Allergies. And so it goes. But its not just pollen. And its not just sneezing. Oral and food allergies are on the rise. Julie Wang, MD of the Jaffee Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai will be joining us to talk about oral allergies and the rise in food allergies! We will talk about what the symptoms are, what testing can be done, and what you can do to treat it!
Food allergy questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that, we'll have Gastroenterology Update, where I will answer your questions on any gastroenterology related topic. Liver, pancreas, heartburn and even the gallbladder....give us call! or tweet me at @doctorira.
General Surgery! No, its not a rank, it a specialty. And it encompasses both common procedures such as colon cancer and gallbladder removal as well as antireflux surgery, solid organ removal and achalasia (acha what??? find out!) . Join me and Mount Sinai Surgeon Dr. Edward Chin as we talk about all kinds of minimally invasive abdominal procedures.
Do you or a loved one need surgery. Find out your best options by callin 1-877-NYU-DOCS from 9-9:30 AM Monday!
We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. Jamie Koufman, the author of "Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure" as we talk about silent reflux, laryngeal reflux, and all of those other non-heartburn related reflux symptoms!
Call us with your "silent GERD" questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will then expand the conversation to all of digestive disease. During Gastroenterology Update I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS! Tweet me as well.
As much as I love treating digestive disease, I can not lie: treating irritable bowel syndrome can be difficult. Alternative therapy is just that: but for IBS it may be a reasonable option if more routine measures don't work. Join me as I speak with Dr. Mark Weisberg and Dr. Gregory Plotnkioff as we speak about their new book Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs. Find out what they have to say about trusting your gut, and give us a call with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can call me with any medical questions you may have. Anything your forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
image source (microbiome in kids with and without IBS)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
April 15th. Tax day. But, also the day after my birthday! Between my roller derby birthday party, taxes, preparing for this show and maybe a wee bit too much to eat I have a bit of heartburn this morning. Although I'll probably just take a histamine blocker and call it a day, may people suffer from more than occasional stress/overindulgence reflux. And not everyone wants to take pills. Joining me and talk about some of the non-medication options for reflux!
Reflux: wondering about non-medication treatments? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After this it will my birthday edition of Gastroenterology Update. Give us a call with you digestive disease problems: not just reflux but any digestive issue you may have: constipation, IBS and even the gallbladder or liver. 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me!
What would a birthday be without a bit of overindulgence? Join me, registered dietician and author Keri Gans and Heather Lauer, the author of "Bacon A Love Story - A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat" and the blog "Bacon Unwrapped," will join us. Did you know there was a bacon diet? I can't even begin with this segment...just listen.
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me medical questions on any topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
I hope everybody is well. I am still recovering from last weeks "roller derby and the microbiome show last week." Two results. First, I am planning on seeing the Manhattan Mayhem play next week. Second, I have become even more fascinated with the human microbiome. To that end, we are going to talk about some of the ways it can be passed from one person to the other. If you've gone to the dentist recently, it sort of feels like you've entered a biohazard area. Gloves, masks, gowns and sterilizers abound: my dentist's office feels more like an operating room than many operating rooms I've been in...but is it clean? Join me and Dr. Bruce Paster of the Forsyth Institute as we talk about bacteria on the dental bib....
Then down the mouth to Gastroenterology Update where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of gastroenterology and answer your digestive disease questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
While I am going to the Roller Derby this weekend, it is not uncommon to find me at a variety of sporting events, and baseball season has just started. Its a long game, and there is an ever growing list of menu items available (yes, I have had the sushi at a game. But I've also had the fried cheese curds in gravy). Join me and registered dietician Rachel Berman as we talk about Baseball Season and Serious Stadium Eats: Counting the Calories!
Give us a call with your favorite stadium eats 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...it does not matter what it is. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give us a call at 1-877NYU-DOCS. And, a brief swine flu update!
PNC Park has introduced the Brunch Burger this season. The recipe calls for sprinkled-donut (sorry, sprinkled-glazed-donut) buns along with beef, maple bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried egg in the middle. Orders have exceeded expectations and customers seem pretty satisfied, according to the video.