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!

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