Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Hiatus Monday

I will be on vacation Monday, December 29th.  Listen to either a great highlight of my show or one of my guest colleagues.   But I will be back on Roshini Raj's show from 8 to 8:30 on Wednesday, December 31st.  We will be talking about colon cancer prevention and answering your questions on new rules of colon preps, the flaws (maybe) of colonoscopy, and pretty much anything else you may want to know about!  Give us a call at


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tommorow, December 22, 2008 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119

Its the first full day of winter tomorrow. In honor of this we have a show full of winter health and travel tips (as well as a little bit about new warning's about colonoscopy preps).

I have been complaining about cold feet since the beginning of my kids ice hockey season. So I am pretty psyched that Dr. Michael Pliskin, DPM, of North Shore-LIJ will be on the show with us to talk about winterizing your feet. We will continue the winter theme when we speak with Thomas Kean Kirsch, MD, who is the national physician advisor for the American Red Cross about Winter Emergencies and how to handle them.

After all of that winter talk, its time for a vacation. I will be heading North to Canada, so I need to hear what my first two guests have to say. But for those of you who maybe want to go somewhere warmer, I am happy to say that Val D'Elia, of, will be live in studio with us. We'll talk about health safety issues on vacation and Val will tell us about some great deals on cruises and other vacations.

Finally its time for ask Dr. Ira. The big issue in my office this week has been all of the studies about colonoscopies, and about new warnings for colonoscopy preps. We'll be talking about that, and I will be answering all of your questions on any medical topic you may have.


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tommorow, December 8th, on the Dr. Ira Breite Show, Sirius 114 and XM 119

Sorry about the late post, I have been on call all weekend and finally snagged a break. So this will understandably be a brief post: YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW: it will be GREAT!

We will be talking with Dr. Laura Smith and Dr. Charles Elliot, the authors of "Seasonal Affective Disorder for Dummies" about this important and misunderstood condition. When I walked out of my office at 4:30 PM Friday into the darkening New York City sky, I knew these guys would be great guests.

CALL US at 1-877-NYU-DOCS if you get blue or depressed during the winter and would like to talk to an expert about some of the things you can do.

If you have a problem adolescent, you need to listen to the show. We are privileged to have Dr. Charles Sophy, who is the edical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the nation's largest Foster Care Operation. He is also the co-anchor of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which is on VH1. If you are having some problems with your adolescent (and if you don't think you there must really be a problem!) he will be there to talk about important things that you can do. You can also call Dr. Sophy at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

We will be talking about blood pressure and blood pressure medications. Did you ever wonder how your physician chooses amongst the vast number of products out there? We'll be ready to answer all of your questions at 877-NYU-DOCS.

And of course, there is ask Dr. Ira, when you can ask me, New York City Internist and Gastroenterologist, any question you want on any medical topic: with no copay and no waiting room! We'll be talking a little about my weekend on call as well.