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Women hurdlers win top 3August 15th – August 21st                                 2016                  

In the general news, concerns over Hillary Clinton’s health made the mainstream press after the blogosphere covered it first. Continue reading

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green pools in RioAugust 8th – August 14th                                 2016               

In the general news, the summer vacation virtually halted all business news. Meanwhile, Continue reading

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Donald Trump has Tourette’s Syndrome

Update August 14, 2016 Per my observations 12-months ago, Continue reading

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2012_Summer_Olympics_closing_ceremonyAugust 1st – August 7th                                 2016

In the general news, two Belgium police officers were attacked by a machete in yet another ISIS-inspired Continue reading

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Review of combination immunotherapies seen at ASCO 2016

June 22, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, 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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Obama and HillaryJuly 25th – July 31st                                 2016

In the general news, a Syrian refugee, refused asylum, blew himself up outside of a music concert 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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Early stoppage of clinical trials

April 16, 2009– Dr. Guyatt explained in a previous post why early stoppage of clinical trials results Continue reading

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Vaccinations that all adults should have

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

William Schaffner, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Continue reading

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Review of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

June 17, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, to go over the 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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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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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

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

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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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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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Post cover of terrorist attacksJuly 18th – July 24th                                 2016

In the general news, Europe was hit with a third major terrorist attack within a month when a jihadist shooter in a Munich, Germany McDonald’s murdered at least eight children 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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Bastille day attacksJuly 13th – July 17th                                 2016

In the general news, France suffered a third major ISIS attack within 18-months as a mad Continue reading

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FBI ComeyJuly 4th – July 12th                                 2016

In the general news, the nation lapsed into lawlessness. First, FBI Director Comey refused to recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton for break laws involving classified information and Continue reading

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