The Weekly Summary

14th – May 20th                                 2018

In general news, the U.S. opened a new embassy in the controversial location of Jerusalem Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

May 7th – May 13th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal forged by Obama. Continue reading

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The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded Continue reading

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the Continue reading

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What is Sports Medicine?

March 27, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Larry Nassar is the disgraced former Olympic gymnastic team “doctor” who was sent away to prison Continue reading

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Crystalloid “Balanced Lactated Ringer’s” IV solution is safer to the kidneys

March 1, 2018- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Vanderbilt’s Todd Rice, MD about his NEJM papers that showed crystalloid, or Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 30th – May 6th                                 2018

In general news, The Robert Mueller special investigation suffered multiple setbacks. The judge Continue reading

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Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band, Continue reading

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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The MusiCorps benefit concert 2015

October 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed the Founder of MusiCorps, Arthur Bloom, and one of the musicians in the band, Continue reading

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May 4, 2018- A Utah court released this video of a handcuffed drug addict in special addiction Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 23rd – April 29th                                 2018

In general news, Toronto suffered an ISIS-inspired van attack on pedestrians, in the same style as the attacks in New York and Europe. Mike Pompeo was confirmed as Secretary of State. Continue reading

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Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

November 22, 2017 – Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Donna Roberts, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina about her NEJM paper Continue reading

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The Daltrey Townshend teenage and young adult cancer center at UCLA

May 4, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer

More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage Continue reading

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The Who’s Teen Cancer Lounge at Sloan Kettering opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer MD

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center held a press day for its new teen lounge Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 16th – April 22nd                                 2018

In general news, North Korea announced that it would cease testing of missiles and nuclear weapons Continue reading

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An emerging safety problem for TAVR patients

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) valve. The products have been approved by the FDA for several years, and we asked him to update us on the real-world usage and safety. Continue reading

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CBS News not happy at all that cancer warning added to coffee

March 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I have been critical of CBS News for years because they have been in bed with the coffee industry, Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 9th – April 15th                                 2018

In general news, overseas, the U.S., France, and Britain sent cruise missiles into Syria targeting Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 2nd – April 8th                                 2018

In general news, the Bashar al-Assad Syrian government provoked the U.S. again by gassing Continue reading

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