Category Archives: Primary care medicine

Vagal nerve stimulation for weight loss

January 22, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, bariatric surgeon from UCLA, discusses the newly FDA-approved weight loss device called

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Is Vitamin-D deficiency overdiagnosed?

November 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham

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CBS promotes outrageous pro-coffee research, again

Update May 8, 2016- HBO’s John Oliver focused on this problem of TV news misrepresenting the

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New treatment paradigm for C. Diff colitis

March 31, 2010- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD New drugs

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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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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

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Robert De Niro gives credibility to vaccine truthers

Update March 27, 2016- Less than 24-hours after our story, this film has been pulled from the lineup. It was our story that got the heads of

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Preventing HIV infection

July 28, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Rajesh Tim Gandhi, MD of the Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the NEJM review paper he co-wrote

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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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The PCSK9 LDL drugs do not cut heart risk in half

March 18, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer, MD The American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting is underway, and the main Late Breaking data

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Rand Paul’s secret Looney Tune side revealed

February 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD People have asked me my opinion of the Republican field for 2016 and I have told them that Dr. Rand

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Football head injuries down after rules change

Update January 20, 2015- The PBS news show Frontline has been tracking the number

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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Ezekiel Emanuel pens essay urging Americans to skip the annual physical exam with their doctor

January 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, the brother of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm, and of Hollywood

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Using Afrezza inhaled insulin with a CGM

November 3, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Inhaled insulin will make a comeback when Mannkind’s drug, Afrezza, goes on sale in early 2015.

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Celiac disease is not reduced by breast feeding or delaying the introduction of gluten

October 19, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Alessio Fasano, MD of Harvard discusses his 10-year-long study in children testing whether the

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The CDC discusses Gardasil HPV vaccine safety

September 6, 2009- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Dr. Barbara Slade of the CDC discusses her recent JAMA article on the safety and adverse event reports for Merck’s HPV cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. Back in 1976, a … Continue reading

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Steven Cummings, MD: The denosumab FREEDOM trial

August 11, 2009- Dr. Steven Cummings, director of the San Francisco Coordinating Center and faculty of UCSF, and

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