Sunday, February 24, 2013
Its been 5 years since I started doing this show on Doctor Radio, which didn't even officially "exist" when we started broadcasting...that would come several months later. So how best to celebrate this anniversary than with coffee: a coffee enema? I won't lie: even though I am a gastroenterologist I am not familiar (yet) with this practice. So when Melanie was able to get ahold of Mike and his wife, who were recently on The Learning Channel's "My Strange Addiction," I was intrigued. Learn what made them start this controversial therapy and what medical science knows about this procedure.
Questions about alternative GI therapies? Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
After this we will expand the conversation with "Gastroenterology Update," where I will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of gastroenterology and answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!
Colon Cancer Prevention Month is upon us. And we are going to be talking about it! Joining us will be NYU gastroenterologist Sophie Balzora, MD. We'll be talking about colonoscopy and colon cancer screening in general and also about screening in specific populations, such as certain minority groups. Colon Cancer Prevention Questions? Give us a call 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 medical topic at all: anything you forgot to ask your doctor ask me! Give us a call at 1-8777-NYU-DOCS or follow and send me a message on Twitter.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
While we dodged a lot of snow here in New York City, many people in New England were severely hampered by Friday's snowstorm. But compared to what happens in Alaska, we here in the Northeast are still a bit amateurish in the winter department. Join me and Erin McLarnon, the Spokesperson for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the Norman Vaughn Serum Run as we talk about how those sledding rapidly through Alaska started as Serum Runners, who delivered diphtheria serum.
Valentines Day is coming and we are ready for it here on Doctor Radio! Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller, the co-directors of Mixellany Limited will be joining us again to talk about combining wine, liquor and chocolate. Although I'm not totally sure what this has to do with health, I'm willing to give it a go. And, if nothing else, I will be making my wife happy this Thursday!
Speaking of Valentines Day, what do you do when you don't want your chocolate dark? And you have "problems" with milk? Dr. Julie Wang, an allergist at Mount Sinai and a member of the Jaffee Food Allergy Institute will be talking to us about lactose allergies, lactose intolerance and what it all means.
Worried about lactose or milk: give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS.
We will end the show, as always, with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me about any medical question on any medical topic at all...give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS or tweet me!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Super Bowl is upon us, so this will be brief...we have a great show tomorrow.
We had so much fun talking about Neanderthals last week, we decided to expand the conversation. Chip Walter of allthingshuman.net will be joining us to talk about why Homo Sapiens survived, and those other human like species didn't. His latest book is titled 'Last Ape Standing: the Seven-Million Year Story of How and Why We Survived."
After this we will have gastroenterology update, where I will answer your questions at 1-877-NYU-DOCS and tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of gastroenterology.
Downton Abbey. I won't lie: I've never watched it. But apparently every woman in my life has. Join me and Eleni Tsigas, the director of the Preeclampsia Foundation, as we talk about preeclampsia then and now.
We will end the show with "Ask Doctor Ira," where you can ask me any question on any medical topic at all" anything you forgot to ask your doctor, ask me! Give me a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!