Sunday, June 29, 2014
I am back from the Canadian Rockies and ready to get back to work. We have a pretty incredible show planned for Monday.
First, to the plagues. Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, PhD, a an Egyptologist and assistant professor at the Unikore University of Enna in Italy, will be joining us to talk about the Plague of the Cyprian. Plague of the what? Find out how a plague in the third century led to many deaths throughout the Roman Empire and led one saint to declare that the world was ending.
After this, gastroenterology update. While we will hopefully avoid the gastroenterology fates of the ancient Egyptians there are certainly plenty we have to worry about for ourselves. Ask me about yours at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me.
Outbreaks didn't only occur in the ancient world: they still happen. Join me and Dr. Toni Pollin from the University of Maryland as we talk about the Measles outbreak in the Amish Community in Ohio.
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 at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Summer is finally here! I am looking out at a beautiful Connecticut morning and thinking about the trip I will be taking later this week to Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. Of course, being a doctor, I then started thinking about all the bad medical thing that could happen, which leads me to my first guest. Dr. David O. Freedman, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama and travel medicine expert will be joining me to talk about what you need to do to stay safe when you travel this summer.
Travelling? Questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet!
After this we will have Digestive Disease Update, where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news in the world of gastroenterology and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
Speaking of digestive, sometimes it is in your head. A professor once told me that the differences between the analyst and the analist were quite small, and we will find out why. Join me and Dr. Barbara Bolen as we talk about IBS, diet and mental health.
IBS? We have both ends covered. Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us call.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Getting ready for summer? So are we. And what makes summer more summery than diet? We are talking diets medical and lifestyle all show.
Starting with the medical. Dr. Gina Sam of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will be joining us to talk about Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and the Fodmap diet. What's the big deal and what should you do?
Gas, bloat, diet? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or send me a tweet.
After that, we will expand the conversation to all of gastroenterology. Call or tweet me with any questions on anything digestive: stomach, liver, pancreas, colon and even the gallbladder.
I am still not sure what a superfood is. I somehow imagine broccoli wearing spandex and a cape, but I have a feeling that is not quite correct. Also, while I don't mind broccoli, is there really any advantage to eating it (or anything else) raw. Join me and Keri Gans, RDN as we talk about the raw food diet: who benefits and who should avoid it. And the evils of white bread. Come on, you know there is a comic book in there somewhere.
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all..give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
You can buy Superbroccoli as a tee shirt (at least in Canada).
Sunday, June 1, 2014
I am back from Memorial Day and my adventures as a Soylent taster and ready to get back to work on Doctor Radio. Sophie Balzora, MD will be joining me at the top of the show. We will be talking about colon cancer prevention and prevention guidelines. Dr Balzora is an expert at reaching out to minority communities.
Colon cancer prevention questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that, we will open up the conversation with digestive disease update. I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your gastroenterology questions and tweets. Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
In the movies, suspended animation is often used as a gimmick. Where would we all be if Austin Powers had not been frozen in the swinging sixties and come back to save us from the equally frozen Dr. Evil? But what if freezing really helps people who have suffered grievous traumatic injury? Join me and Dr. Samuel Tisherman, a professor of surgery and critical care at the University of Pittsburgh, as we talk about the new study being done on cooling severe trauma patients down to help them survive!
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 glad to answer...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!