Sunday, January 26, 2014

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

Teenagers and the evolution of modern medicine.  What do these two topics have in common?  They are interesting, hard to understand (especially teenagers) and featured on this Monday's show.

Jill Grimes, MD will be joining us first to talk about those teenagers.  We will talk about current teenagers and also about teenagers past: in other words, us.  Find out about how some of the things we did then can come and haunt us now.  And find out how you can try to help the next generation from being as dumb as some of us were.

Teenagers?  Were a teenager?  Stupidity?  Give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

After that we will have Gastroenterology Update, where i will tell you some of the latest and greatest news from the world of digestive disease and answer your questions and tweets on all things digestive.  Whether its heartburn, constipation, abdominal pain, or even the pancreas, give us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

Medicine.  We like to think of ourselves as physician-scientists and as a profession honor the memories of our greatest predecessors.  We like to forget the hydropaths, phrenologists, blisterers, and vertebrae knockers.  But some of these nineteenth century physicians practices laid the groundwork for some of the things we now recognize as extremely important to health: exercise, hygiene, and women's health.  Join me and author Erica Janik as we talk about her new book: "Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine."

We will end the show, as always, 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 us a call at 1-877-NYU-DOCS!

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Anonymous said...

Dr B- Let me paraphrase you at approximately 9:30am:
IB- ".....testosterone.....but I'm reminded of the estrogen story where the women all got breast cancer!"
Really Dr B? The WHI showed a minimal increase in breast ca if the women took estrogen plus progesterone and a minimal DECREASE over placebo if they took estrogen alone. Hardly 'all'. Dr B, please do not use your show to irresponsibly scare people.
BTW- about a minute later you went back to testosterone and stated that with advancing age men find it hard..........Perhaps you mean they find it soft?

Unknown said...


anonymity does suit the internet. but here is a non-anonymous answer.

the point was that doctors and others have sold wonder cures, including HRT to post menopausal women, without having good long term data and then regret it when that data finally shows. We don't have long term data on testosterone and many 'borderline' men are being treated.

Max Chorowski, MD said...

Would you take back the words 'women on estrogen ALL got breast cancer'?
Check with the Reproductive Endocrinologists at your institution.
They will tell you that the subsequent papers, written by many of the original authors, have been taking back major parts of the WHI. They will tell you that the average age of starting PremPro in the original study was an amazing age 63!
Who would do that? Who even uses PremPro anymore. Please do not scare 50 y.o. women with data from 63 y.o. women. Again, what set me off was the use of the world ALL.

Unknown said...

yes. Not everyone. But enough that I wouldn't recommend it routinely