The Weekly Summary

August 6th – August 11th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump reinstated sanctions against Iran, as that economy teeters, Continue reading

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CDC data on increasing suicide rates

August 2, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH of the CDC, Branch Chief of Surveillance, Division Continue reading

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The Healthcare Channel hits 10

February 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I don’t recall the exact date, but it was sometime during the summer of 2006, when I was daydreaming Continue reading

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Does President Trump have “heart disease” based on his Coronary Calcium Score?

January 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

President Trump made news this week by having his doctor, Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, answer 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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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in 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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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attempts to debate gun control with Annals of Internal Medicine Editor Christine Laine, MD

March 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The puppets of the NRA on Fox News react predictably after each mass shooting in a school or 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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Told you so: the NEJM Mediterranean diet was junk science

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Back in 2013, I pounded the Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

July 30th – August 5th                                 2018

In general news, NASA announced the astronaut crew to fly the first American rockets into 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

Posted in - NEJM, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Emergency medicine, General surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Orthopedic surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic surgery, Sports medicine, Trauma Surgery, Urology, Vanderbilt, Vascular Surgery | Leave a comment

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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How to establish a face transplant team

March 3,  2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD In Part 2 of our interview with Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS, Chairman of Plastic Surgery at 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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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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The Weekly Summary

July 23rd – July 29th                                 2018

In general news, North Korea repatriated the remains of more than 50 soldiers killed during Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

July 16th – July 22nd                                 2018

In general news, Presidents Trump and Putin met for secret discussions in Helsinki. The U.S. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

July 9th – July 15th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump was overseas visiting the UK, where he was met with Pro-Trump Continue reading

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