Sunday, April 29, 2012
IBS is awful and difficult to treat. Many people, desperate for relief, have tried numerous unproven therapies. What about acupuncture? Join me and Eric Manheimer, MS, a research associate at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland, as we talk about his new study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology looking at research on whether acupuncture is an effective treatment for IBS.
Integrative treatment questions? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
After this, its time for Gastroenterology Update! Call me with you digestive disease questions and hear about some of the latest and greatest Gastroenterology news! You can also follow me on twitter at @doctorira to find out some of these headlines!
If you've never heard of it, the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the GW Bush Presidential Center. Twenty disabled servicemen recently joined former President George W. Bush on a 100K bike ride. Join me and Doctor Radio Medical Director (and my radio boss) Dr. Marc K. Siegel as we discuss the race. Marc was there...I wonder if he was riding or hanging out in the News Van!
We'll 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. GIve me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
You wouldn't know it by looking outside the window here in New York City, but the warm weather is right around the corner. Risks and pleasures follow.
Meninogoccal Meningitis is a deadly, preventable, disease. Find out about it, and how you can help prevent it. Join Lynn Bozof, the president of the National Meningitis Association and Jamie Schanbaum, a meningococcal meningitis survivor and the founder of the J.A.M.I.E Group, as we talk about their stories, abount menigococcus, and what you can do about it!
Gastroenterology update follows. There is some exciting new basic research on gut mircrobes and how they may play a contributing role in protecting mice from diabetes and fatty liver disease.
Then, its meat time! Join me, Dietician and Doctor Radio Regular Keri Gans, butcher and star of The Food Network's "Meat Men" Pat LaFrieda, and the imported wine director for LOT18 as we talk about healthy ways to combine meat, wine, and yes, health!
Call us with your meat, wine or health questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
We will end the show, as always, with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me any medical question on any topic at all...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I had (another) birthday over the weekend. They seem to be happening a lot, recently. Anyway, while not a particularly vain man, I have noticed a change in my appearance over the years. Should I try to get my old youthful look back? Join me and Dr. Adam Schaffner, an otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center as we talk about plastic surgery in men.
Thinking of having a little work? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After that, its time for Gastroenterology Update, where I will tell you some of the latest news in Digestive Diseases and answer some of your questions on anything involving the liver, pancreaas, stomach, esophagus, or more!
Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
The National Library of Medicine is the greatest repository of medical history and memorabilia in the world! Its so vast that its difficult to even find many of the interesting things located there. Join me and Dr. Michael Sappol, a Curator at the Library and the Editor of "Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine" as we talk about some of the libraries intriguing, weird and fascinating treasures.
We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at all and I will be glad to answer them. Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS with any questions you forgot to ask your doctor!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A short, post holiday posting tonight. Speaking of holidays, for those of us who celebrate Passover, there is an abundance of Matzo in the diet. Matzo, also known as one of the greatest causes of constipation in the Western World. Join me and gastroenterologist Dr. Wes Jones as we talk about this delicate subject. Dr. Jones is the author of "Cure Constipation Now!"
After this, we will expand the digestive discussion to anything in the digestive tract...constipation, diarrhea, reflux or even the liver. Its Gastoenterology Update! Call us with your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
Celiac Disease is awful. Although treatable with diet, it would be great if there were better options. Join me, Dr. Patrick Griffin and Ms. Leslie Williams from ImmusanT, a company that is investigating a vaccine for celiac disease!
Call with your celiac questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira, where you can ask me any medical question at all and I will be happy to answer! Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
I hope everyone has survived April Fool's intact. We are planning a great show for tomorrow, and that, as they say, is no joke. And yes, the preceding sentence was an awful one.
Irritable bowel syndrome is also awful. Although it isn't "deadly," it can lead to significant morbidity and a whole lot of misery. Join me and Dr. David Wolf, a gastroenterologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Find out about the latest research, including a study that I commented on for Reuters!
Call us with your IBS questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After this, we will continue with IBS update, where I will review some of the latest findings in digestive diseases and will be happy to answer any questions you may have on heartburn, constipation, IBS or even the liver or pancreas! Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We are having a GI themed show today. At the top of the hour, join me and Rachel Begun, MS, RD as we talk about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and the difference between the two.
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! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.