Sunday, February 26, 2012

Monday, February 27th on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

Its been a big week in gastroenterology. We can not wait to talk about it on the Doctor Ira Breite Show.

Well, at least not until our second segment! Our first segment involves a growing problem: addiction to pain killers after their legitimate use for post-operative pain. Join me as we are joined by Dr. Mark Kraus, an addiction medicine specialist in Connecticut and his patient "Mike B." as we talk about Mike's struggle after root canal surgery.

And then, colon cancer prevention. When I was a fellow (too many years ago to count) in Gastroenterology, I trained under the team that ran the "National Polyp Study," which showed that removing colon polyps prevented the progression to cancer. Now, the same folks have shown that polypectomy leads to a reduced mortality other words colonoscopy makes you less likely to die! Join me and lead study author Dr. Ann Zauber as we talk about this important study and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

We doctors of Doctor Radio are, of course, master communicators! But what about the rest of those doctors. Join me and Dr. Yoon Kang of New York Presbyterian Hospital / Cornell Medical College as we talk about using actors as patients!

Wonder why your doctor can't communicate with you? 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 medical questions on any topic at all and I will be happy to answer. Anything that you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monday, February 13th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

Believe it or not (and I'm not sure I do), this week is my FOURTH ANNIVERSARY on Doctor Radio! I would like thank Sirius XM for giving me the opportunity to have a show and all of my listeners for helping to make this happen. We have a great show planned for you tomorrow!

We've talked about the dangers of nail salons with former ACG President Dr. David Johnson before. But it turns out that the hepatitis B risk we spoke about is just the tip of the iceberg! Find out about other risks. Learn the dangers of home piercing and tattoos (yeah, for your kids. Whatever). And find out if those lawyers on late night TV claiming there are problems with drugs such as Prilosec have a point.

Call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

I will be continuing our gastroenterology conversation in the next segment with Gastroenterology Update. Call me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS with your questions about your liver, pancreas, that heartburn or constipation. And remember, Colon Cancer Prevention Month is coming!

Kim Deore, MD will be joining me from Germany to start our second hour. As you know, Kim was one of the other five original hosts on Doctor Radio (along will me, Billy Goldberg, "About our Kids," and Roshini Rajapaska). Find out whats going on with her as we talk about the early days of Doctor Radio, some medical stuff, and so much more!

We will end the show with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can call me with any medical question at all: it does not matter what it is...anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

You can also tweet me questions to @DoctorIra!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Monday, February 6th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio

I admit this will be a short post...I am exhausted after watching the NY Giants wind Superbowl XLVI! But come tomorrow, I will be ready for the show!

Dysautonomia. Dysauto-what! Find out about the autonomic nervous system, and the problems that people can have with them. Join me and Dr. Horacio Kaufmann of NYU's Dysautonomia center as we talk about this set of diseases and find out what can be done about them!

After this we have GI update!

At 9 Am we have the Hip Hop Doc: Dr. Rani Whitfield! Find out how he uses music and entertainment (comic books?) to help educate people about health!

We will end the show 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!