Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119, Doctor Radio!

A very brief post today, not because the show is not great (it is), but simply because I sent both of my kids off to sleep away camp today: a long day indeed!

We are starting off the show with TMJ: Joined by Dr. Mark Wolff, we will discuss this extremely important cause of headaches. Difficult to treat, we will answer your questions about this miserable and common condition. Call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

After this, we get to Michael Jackson. Although the fan in me remembered his music, the physician in me really wondered what was going on with him. I will be Joined by Dr. Marc K. Siegel, the Medical Director of Doctor Radio, and we will discuss how some of these things which we associate with "oddness" may apply to all of us!

Today was hot. Even riding my motorcycle resulted in serious loss of fluids. Imagine if I actually exercised. Joining me to talk about the summer heat, exercise, and what YOU can do about it is Dr. Dogulas Casa, PhD, of the University Connecticut and the National Atheletic Trainers Association.

We will finish up with Ask Dr. Ira, where I will gladly answer any of your questions on any medical topic at all. Remember, when you forget to ask your Doctor, ask me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119, Doctor Radio!

Happy Summer! A wet one here in New York, but you still have to enjoy the daylight and the warmer than winter weather!

We have a great show lined up for everyone on Monday. As everyone knows, I consider myself the consummate professional on all things stool related. I understand why good bowel habits are important and I understand why so many of us are afraid (or just disgusted) to talk about it. So it is always a pleasure to have a guest on the air with a similar mindset. Dr. Anish Sheth, a gastroenterologist and the author of What's Your Poo Telling You will be joining me to talk about everything you ever wanted to know about your stool, but were afraid to ask. If you have any questions about stool that we don't talk about, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and we'll answer it!

Most of us don't take the physical punishment that NFL players do, but, if you are active, you are likely to start having some injuries (Did I tell you about my shoulder recently...owww!). And we may have a lot to learn from former NFL players. Joining us to discuss his research is Dr. Andrew Hecht, a spine surgeon, who will talk to us about what the NFL is doing for its former players as well as what you can do for your aching back!!

If you have back pain, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

And what about Zicam. For years, people have been telling me in the office that they take stuff for a cold and it works. As a physician, I had no cure (else I would be on an Island in the Carribean) and often said "sure! If it works for you!" Joining us will be NYU Assistant Professor and Head of ENT at North Shore University Hospital Todd Schaeffer to talk about Zicam, other over the counter remedies, and what you can do for the common cold, your sinuses and allergies!

If you have any questions about over the counter remedies for colds, the flu and allergies, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!!

Of course, we will end the show with "Ask Dr. Ira," where I can answer all of the questions that you forgot to ask your own doctor. When your doctor doesn't have the time, we do!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Doctor Radio: Sirius 114 and XM 119!

If you've ever wondered about what to do to help achieve regularity, you have to to listen to us at 8AM Eastern! Joining Dr. Ira will be Dr. Wes Jones, who has written a book about fiber and colon cleansing for constipation. Hear contrasting points of view on regularity and make sure to call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After this, I will be spending the next hour talking about two important issues in Men's Health: male infertility and prostate issues. Dr. Stanton Honig, a urologist and the President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Scott Willams, of the Men's Health Network will be joining me to talk about male infertility. If you have any questions about this sensitive issue, please call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Regarding the latter, we have Dr. Geo Espinosa, the director of Integrative Urological Center here at NYU-Langone joining us to talk about some of the NON-MEDICAL things that you can do to improve your prostate health!

If you have any questions at all on any medical topics, please call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS from 9:30 AM Eastern. As an internist, its my passion to help answer medical questions on anything from an abscess to a zoonosis! Remember, when your doctor doesn't have the time, we do!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tomorrow, June 8th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show: Sirius 114 and XM 119

Did you ever wonder what 10,000 diabetes specialists would talk about if they all got together in New Orleans? The latest advances in diabetes and possibly a way to make a low-cal Hurricane would be my guess, but you can out find for yourself tomorrow on the Doctor Ira Breite Show! We'll be joined by endocrinologist Stuart Weiss who will tell us about all of the important things going on at the American Diabetes Association Meetings!

Recent studies indicate that holding your cellphone can lead to elbow pain...we'll be talking to an pain expert Dr. David Kloth on pain about repetitive stress injuries and what you can do about them.

Sports isn't just about exercise: its about getting in the frame of mind to play: whether you are a world class athlete, a child on a sports team, or even out for a weekend round of golf. Doctor Ira will be joined by psychologist Marianne Engel, PhD of NYU's Child Study Center to talk about the importance of getting your head (and the head of your kid) in the game.

If you have any medical question at all give Doctor Ira a call from 9:30 -10:00 Eastern! As an internist, he can answer your questions on any medical topics including carpal tunnel syndrome, heart disease, and digestive issues. Doctor Ira has the time to answer the questions that you forgot to ask your own doctor!

We would love to hear from you on ANY of these topics. Please call us at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!