Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tomorrow, September 28th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119

Do you constantly run to the bathroom after every meal? Has your doctor told you it’s NOT inflammatory bowel disease? Tuesday at 8am, join me when I get to the bottom of what it means, to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease.

Plus, how high are your triglycerides—and what does that REALLY mean? And, if heart disease runs in your family, you can be “heart smart” by taking pro-active steps to keep your heart healthy through diet, exercise… and vitamin supplements. Find out which ones some doctors are recommending… and why!”

On this "best of" show, hear some great questions that I received on ask Doctor Ira on a whole variety of interesting medical topics!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio!

Monday morning. New work week. No more weekend. Kids whining about school. But there is a bright side, and that is the excellent show that we have planned for this Monday!

Celiac Disease. We talk about it all the time on the show. And we have had some of the world's experts on the line. There is a new study out talking about Celiac Disease and its effect on Mortality. The results of the study may surprise you, so you'll have to listen. Joining me to talk about this is Dr. Peter Green, an expert on Celiac Disease and the author of an editorial that accompanies the study.

If you are worried about Celiac Disease, its diagnosis or treatment, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Can exercise make you smarter? I hope, as I've been trying to do more of it recently. Joining the show to discuss this is Dr. Charles Hillman, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the end of this segment you may be asking your doctor if they exercise before allowing them to treat you!

Germs!!!! I have a healthy respect for them, but is the rest of the media going a little nuts on the subject. Phillip Tierno, PhD, the Director of Clinical Microbiology here at NYU and the author of "The Secret Life of Germs" will weigh in on this topic.

Wondering whether an air filter will protect your family. Feel you need to shower after taking a shower? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Of course, we will have a full segment of Ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all and I will be glad to answer you. Call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday, September 14th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show: Sirius 114 and XM 119, Doctor Radio

Although having a Monday morning radio show guarantees that I'm up early every Monday, I have to admit to enjoying the 3 day holiday weekends even more. Labor Day was great! Summer is ending however, and its time to get serious, about school, work and health. Starting at 8AM EDT, we have a great show planned!

Listeners have had a tremendous interest in cholesterol and heart disease, and I would like to thank all of you for your calls to 1-877-NYU-DOCS and your emails to either or The topic is interesting, the information important and fortunately we have Dr. Dennis Goodman, Cardiologist, coming in at the top of the show to go over this incredibly important fact all of us.

Did you know that the "optimal" cholesterol number is different depending on what country you live in? How is that possible. Find out this, and have all of you cholesterol questions answered at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Osteoporosis? Bad! Osteopenia? Not as clear! Doctors and patients love numbers to describe their medical conditions, but how useful are the numbers in question? When you have a bone density test, what is really being measured? Join me, rheumatologist Bert Agus, MD and Nelson Watts MD, who is the Chair of the FDA Advisory Committee for Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs and a Professor at the University of Cincinnati to talk about what these numbers mean and what you and your physician should do about them!

If you have any questions about osteoporosis, osteopenia, calcium and vitamin D, or the large number of prescription medications used to treat osteoporosis, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

One of the most dreaded diseases of older age is dementia: the thought of losing the essence of you is scarier than death itself for many people. NYU-Langone Medical Center is a leader in the field of dementia research, and I am thrilled to have Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, the Director of the Memory and Dementia Disorder Center at NYU in studio with us to to discuss some new research, including a study showing that infections may speed the memory loss is Alzheimer's Disease!

If you are worried about dementia in you or a loved one, this would be a great time to call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Of course, we will have a full segment of Ask Dr. Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic and I will be happy to answer.

If you have any questions for me on any medical topic at all, give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!