Sunday, January 29, 2012
Did you ever wonder how they came up with the word "atorvastatin?" Did you wonder even more why they just don't keep calling it "Lipitor?" And aren't you really glad you don't have to call it (3R,5R)-7-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-phenyl-4-(phenylcarbamoyl)-5-propan-2-ylpyrrol-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoate! Join me and Dr. Carmen Drahl as we talk about the how drugs get their generic names. Learn why I was a Chemistry Minor in college and NOT a chemistry major!
If you have any questions about drugs or drug names give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that, we will have Gastroenterology Update! I will take your calls on digestive diseases: any problem you have, be it heartburn, colonoscopy questions or gas, give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Speaking of gas, irritable bowel syndrome is always a hot topic on the Doctor Ira Breite Show. Recently, many gastroenterologists have been recommending probiotics for their patients with IBS. But there is another (although not FDA approved) option: the use of antibiotics to regulate gut flora. Join me and Dr. William Chey, the co-editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, as we talk about the latest study in the Journal on the use of rifamixin in IBS!
IBS? Problems? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topics at all: anything you forgot to ask you doctor, ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Back again! What is it with all of these 3 day weekends! We have a great show planned for you.
We're going to start with something I'm not sure I believe in. Dr. Edward Conley is an alternative medicine expert and has just written “LIFE CHANGERS: 10 Painless High Tech Tests That Can Change Your Life.” Join us as we talk about these tests, and whether they really end up being painless or not!
After this we'll have Gastroenterology Update. So much is new in the world of GI, you are not going to believe it...and call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Being a patient is not easy. Being a caregiver is even harder. Taking care of aging parents and sick spouses is not easy. Join me and clinical bio-ethicist and author Viki Kind as we talk about taking care of loved ones and her new book, "The Caregiver's Path To Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can't."
Need advice on caring for a sick loved one? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question on any topic and I will be happy to answer it: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me!
Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
We are back from vacation! The holidays were quite relaxing, but its time to get back to work here on the Doctor Ira Breite Show. If you've been overindulging a bit, we have a show for you.
Gastroesophageal Reflux! A problem that is not going away. Sometimes, medications just don't quite cut it. Sometimes, people just don't want to take them on a chronic basis. Join me and Dr. Marc Bessler of Columbia University Medical Center as we talk about the surgical treatment of Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease.
Reflux Questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
More Gastroenterology follows! I'll host Gastroenterology Update, where I will answer your questions on any digestive disease question and go over some of the latest and greatest research on the stomach, colon, liver and pancreas!
We are going to start our second hour "kick starting your body" this winter. Join me, Dietician and author Keri Gans and Nutrition and exercise physiologist Dr. Mickey Harpaz. Keri is the author of "The Small Change Diet" and Mickey is the author of "Menopause Reset" and "I Want My Body Back!".
Need to get in shape (heck, bathing suit season is just around the corner!). Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as usual, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!