Sunday, May 20, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

Food Allergies!  Bad enough when you have some control of them at home.  Much worse in the workplace when the guy in the cubicle next to you is unwrapping his peanut butter and shrimp sandwich!  Join me and Dr. Ellen Epstein as we talk about the importance of food allergies in and out of the workplace!

After that, we are doing double-time "Ask Doctor Ira!"  A half hour now, and a half hour at the end of the show (with a little Gastroenterology thrown in for good measure, of course).  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Metabolic syndrome: we know that it can lead to heart disease and diabetes. But neurological problems?  Find out with me and author of a study looking at how metabolic syndrome in the brain and omega-3 fatty acid deficiency can lead to cognitive decline!  Join me and study author Dr. Fernando Gomez-Pinella of UCLA as we talk about his new study!

Metabolic syndrome questions?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS

End of the show?  Not at all.  As promised, we have more Ask Doctor Ira!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday, May 14th on The Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

A brief note on tomorrow's much as I love Doctor Radio, mothers (and my wife!) come first.

Its Trucker Week on SiriusXM and we are talking about Trucker Health on Doctor Radio.  Join me as I speak with Brett Blowers of the Healthy Trucking Association of America.  We will have Gastroenterology Update, and then speak with Dr. Karen Heaton of the University of Alabama.  Dr. Heaton is an expert on truckers, both professionally and personally!  We will end the show, as always, with Ask Doctor Ira...anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012 on the Doctor Ira Breite Show on SiriusXM 81: Doctor Radio!

Bioterrorism!  Now there is a way to grab your attention.  There is a recent study in Nature showing that it is possible to enhance bird flu virus.  Some experts believe this article could be used as a recipe for bioterrorism.  Join me and Fox News Medical Corespondent and Doctor Radio Medical Director Dr. Marc Siegel as we talk about whether we should be afraid of bioterrorism from this kind or research or this is just legitimate scientific inquiry that should be distributed widely.

Comments about where the line between scientific freedom and helping terrorists is...give us call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.

After this its time for Gastroenterology Update!  Questions about digestive disease...give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.  Thanks to emails and comments at my twitter @Doctorira.  We will try to get to as many of your calls, tweets and emails as we can!

Speaking of terror, what about the murder and mayhem that accompanied the beginnings of the Soviet Union?  Rising to the top of this was Vladmir Lenin, born in 1870 in in Russia.  Lenin died in 1924 at the age of 54...but what killed him?  Join Dr. Philip Mackowiak, MD, the author of 'Post Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries," and Dr. Harry Vinters, a Professor of Neurology at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the expert who examined the medical records of Lenin and presented the results at the 19th Historical Clinicopatholigical Conference at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

We will end the show as usual with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me any questions on any medical topic at does not matter what it is.  Anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me!

Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

(The photo is of a sick Lenin and a young Stalin)