Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday, May 17 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on Sirius 114 and XM 119: Doctor Radio

Spring is here! The weather is getting better, and people are heading outdoors. This weekend was the first that we used our grill and ate outside. Unfortunately, better weather Lways seems to bring with it a plethora of food outbreaks. This is made worse this year because of the big oil spill in the Gulf. Join me and Glenn Morris, MD, MPH, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, as we discuss food safety in everything from romaine lettuce to oysters.

Call us with your questions about safe food handling at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Speaking of food, heartburn is back In the news. There have been reports for years about the possible side effects of strong heartburn medications, many of which are now available over the counter. Dr. Michael Howell, the Director of Critical Care Quality at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School as we discuss his recent study showing the relationship between the use of PPI medications such as Prilosec and C. difficile infections, a serious cause of diarrheal illness.

Call us with your heartburn and heartburn medication safety questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Continuing on with our food theme, our next segment deals with whether all that stress at the office can make you fat. Dr. Diana Fernandez, a nutritional epidemiologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester will be joining us to talk about her new study showing the relationship between workplace stress and weight gain. We'll also touch on some other health hazards of the workplace, including a recent study showing that, at least in England, overtime may kill you! Join the conversation with your own tales of workplace woe at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

Our last segment will be, as usual, Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions that you forgot to ask your own doctor. Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

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