Category Archives: Emergency medicine

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

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Avoid ER’s attached to tertiary care hospitals

August 17, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Why Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down

April 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have long been a critic of the overuse of CT-scans due to the dangers of radiation. I’m not sure why,

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Did Hillary Clinton really faint from “dehydration” or does she have a chronic neurological condition?

September 12, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Once again, the Hillary Clinton campaign is on defense after another health scare from their

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Review: Walk-in urgent care centers are the way to go

January 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A patient asked for my help yesterday with a sinus infection that was lingering. I referred him to

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Reliable gun violence statistics

February 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of 20 first graders and six brave adults,

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior

March 30, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD A recent JAMA paper connects the dots between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

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How Boston medical centers prepare for unconventional weapon attacks

May 3, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Paul Biddinger, MD, Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General

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How Boston medical centers prepare for unconventional weapon attacks

May 3, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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