Sunday, June 30, 2013
Its July already? Hot weather brings out the plants, and can also make us a little bit wild and strange. We are going to be covering both topics as well as digestive and medical questions. First the plants. The power of plants to heal is being celebrated by the New York Botanical Garden, which has opened a new exhibition: Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden (through September 8, 2013)Join me and Dr Michael Balick, the Vice President for Botanical Science and the curator of the exhibit as we talk about the relationship between plants and people.
Plants? Questions? Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
After this, we'll have Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of digestive disease and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
First the wild, now the strange. Join me and author Nathan Belofsky, as we talk about his book "Strange Medicine: A shocking history of Real Medical Practices Throughout the Ages." The next time your doctor gets a little bit puffy, tell him or her about the perfectly acceptable practices that Mr. Belofsky describes in this book.
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me anything you want on any medical topic at all: it doesn't matter what it is. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me at 1-877-NYUDOCS or tweet me @doctorira.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
We receive so many pediatric questions during Gastroenterology Update that we thought it would be a great idea to have Dr. Joseph Levy, the Director of Pediatric GI here at NYULMC, to come in and speak about childhood abdominal pain and so many other digestive issues that affect kids. Give us 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: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give me a call or tweet me @doctorira!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Father's day is coming. Graduations are here. And its time to talk about men and allergies (not that we're allergic to men here at Doctor Radio).
Starting with men. Father's day is coming. And, while I will surely appreciate the tie or cufflinks that I will likely receive, what about health? Why does almost every father who walks into my office come because his wife made him? What is is about us men? Joining me to talk about this is Dr. Rani Whitfield, 'Tha Hip Hop Doc.'
Dads and other guys: let us know your secret doctor fears. Ladies, let us know your tricks for getting your man to go to the doctor @ 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will follow this with Gastroenterology Update...call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS with your questions about anything digestive! or your can tweet me short questions to doctorira.
Here in NYC, its been alternating between wet and allergy, with both seemingly winning over just nice spring weather. How do you enjoy graduations, proms, and the desire to spend the day outside when allergies are getting to you? Join me and allergist Dr. Arthur Lubitz as we talk about surviving the spring summer blitz. Call or tweet us your allergy questions.
We'll end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any topic at all...it does not matter what it is. Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me.
Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS, or follow and tweet me on Twitter!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I enjoyed the day off on Memorial Day, but I am glad to be getting back on the radio. During Gastroenterology Update, one of the little lines I use is "any digestive question...even the pancreas!" After enough pancreas questions, I figure its time we get back to pancreas basics. Join me and Mount Sinai Chief of Endoscopy Dr. Christopher Dimaio as we talk about this long misunderstood organ! Or at least the exocrine part of it (yes, a little doctor joke right there)
Pancreatitis? Gallstones? Pancreas Cancer? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that we will expand the conversation with Gastroenterology Update. Call me with all of your questions on anything digestive at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We've all heard horror stories about patient's who have had, for lack of a better work, stuff left in them. Sponges, forceps and even scalpels. Despite sponge and instrument counts, x-rays, checklists, nervous circulating nurses and worried surgeons, the problem persists. Join me a New York Hospital Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Port as we talk about this problem and some new high tech ways that are being developed to help stop it!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions you have on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.