Sunday, April 27, 2014

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

A somewhat brief review on tomorrow's show (there is just too much playoff action between the NBA and the NHL).  First, family history.  Dr. David Mittleman, PhD, a geneticist, professor and Chief Scientific Officer for Family Tree DNA, will be joining us.  Find out about all those genetic tests being offered, and why family history is important.  Also, find out who you're related too...maybe we're cousins!

Call us with your genetic questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this we will have digestive disease update.  I am headed off to Digestive Disease Week at the end of the week and am psyched about some of the new research and discoveries in Gastroenterology!  You can tweet me any questions you may have.

Fecal transplants have become an important part of the treatment of C. difficile colitis and there is ongoing research on its usefulness for a variety of other GI diseases.  The question has been raised (by the FDA) as to whether the stool is a drug or not.  If it is, then all kinds of regulations apply to it.  If it is thought of as a "transplant organ," think a gross version of bone marrow, then a totally different set of regulations apply.  And what do you or a loved one do while everyones trying to figure this out?  Join me as I speak with Mark Smith of MIT about Openbiome, an organization devoted to making fecal microbiota transplant more available to everyone.

We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be happy to answer it.  Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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