The Weekly Summary

December 4th – December 10th                                 2017

 In general news, President Trump stirred controversy by announcing that the U.S. Would recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. The SCOTUS allowed Trump’s Muslim travel Continue reading

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Is President Trump on amphetamines?

December 7, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

During the campaign last year, President Trump exhibited erratic behavior during unscripted 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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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses

February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

November 27th – December 3rd                                 2017

 In general news, after laying low for seven weeks, North Korea fired a mobile ICBM capable Continue reading

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Osimertinib in Untreated EGFR-Mutated Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FLAURA)

November 20, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Emory University oncologist Suresh S. Ramalingam, M.D. about his NEJM 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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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 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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Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns

September 25, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed author Brad Bushman, PhD of The Ohio State University about his JAMA paper Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

November 20th – November 26th                                 2017

In general news, hundreds of Muslims in Egypt were gunned down by ISIS while in a mosque Continue reading

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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now (Not just with 23andMe)

Google-founder-and-DNA-companiesOpinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines Continue reading

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Mechanical heart valves provide much lower mortality than tissue valves in young patients

November 8, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Off the radar of Wall Street analysts is a new paper in the NEJM that shows mechanical heart valves, both aortic and mitral, impart much lower mortality than tissue valves in the youngest cohort of patients. This paper was not presented at the recent TCT or Euro PCR. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

November 13th – November 19th                                 2017

 In general news, China sent a delegation to North Korea to negotiate a deal on nuclear weapons after Continue reading

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2017 is the Year of the Woman

November 19, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I am actually surprised at the level of controversy that the Senator Al Franken groping picture has created. 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 bionic pancreas data

July 2, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” 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 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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