Category Archives: – Opinion

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

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines

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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

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The Gluten Crazies are out of control and affecting menus in restaurants

April 26, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was eating at a French restaurant recently, and the waiter asked me if I had any allergies, such as “gluten”.

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Paul Gigot’s Op-Ed section disgraces the Wall Street Journal, yet again

February 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On February 20th, Paul Gigot, the editor in charge of gatekeeping the letters published in the

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We need intelligent doctors, not memory savants

February 15, 2014- Opinion, By Steven E. Greer, MD The ability to get a joke, or comprehend that a sarcastic comment was meant as humor, requires

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Letter to the Dean of Harvard medical school about conflicts of interest

Jeffrey Flier, MD, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine

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Doctors complain to Columbia about Dr. Oz

Update April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD As a direct result of our posting of the letter, below, the New York Times then national TV news

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Victory for America

May 3, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD On the same day that the corrupt Democratic establishment of New York was symbolically admonished

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The egregious athletic coaching most kids receive

March 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD In 2005, at age 37, I got some good PGA golf lessons at Muirfield Golf Club in Ohio: Jack Nicklaus’

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A second blow to Atul Gawande (and Obamacare)

December 15, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Atul Gawande, MD, a surgeon working at one of the Harvard affiliated hospitals, wrote an influential essay in the

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Man who oversaw one of the biggest academic research frauds in medical history is poised to become the next FDA Commissioner

Update February 7, 2016- Key senators, including Bernie Sanders, are now threatening to filibuster

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A personal medical mystery solved

January 30, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have been told since I was a surgery resident that I have a peculiar style of writing patient chart

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The Biggest stories of 2015

December 31, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD 2015 was the year of ISIS. The radical jihadist group started the year with an attack in France,

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I just shook hands with a face transplant patient and did not know it

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was in the process of being given a personal tour of the new facilities of the NYU Institute of

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American state-sponsored media

January 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The American media is becoming as bad as Russian state-sponsored media, literally. The national

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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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Why are Google, Facebook, and Twitter allowed to promote ISIS?

Update November 19, 2015- The mastermind of the ISIS attacks on Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud,

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The similarities between Cuba and Syria

November 18, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched a PBS documentary of Fidel Castro called The Fidel Castro Tapes. The similarities

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The first ever use of Facetime to receive help from an Apple store team

November 13, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Today was an historic day. I became the first person ever to use Apple Facetime to receive assistance

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All of a sudden, gadgets from Sci-Fi movies are a reality

October 4, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD These electric unicycles, and other designs like them, are now only $300, thanks to factories

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