Category Archives: Harvard

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

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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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Pembrolizumab as Second-Line Therapy for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

February 27, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, PhD, the Director of the Bladder Cancer Center at Dana-Farber,

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

Jeffrey Flier, MD, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine

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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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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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Eluxadoline (Viberzi) to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 20, 2016- Produced, Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Anthony Lembo, MD of The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital to discuss his

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital engages in bizarre PR campaign for daily aspirin

 April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, part of the Harvard University network of hospitals,

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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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A proposal to make the Social History more robust and proactive

October 2, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Joseph Rhatigan, MD of Harvard Medical School published a paper in the NEJM proposing

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Has the ACA law begun to reduce the uninsured, and at what cost?

July 27, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Ben Sommers, MD PhD, from the Harvard School of Public Health has a new article in the NEJM

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Single-pill combo regimens for HIV

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

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NEJM letter casts doubt on original Gawande checklist paper

June 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When the recent Canadian studied published in the NEJM failed to show any benefit from

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Atul Gawande’s surgical checklist fails in real world study

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In 2009, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH and his large international team published in the New England

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Harvard professors feel the impact in their pocketbooks of the ACA law that they helped pass

Update January 5, 2014- This is now being reported in the New York Times, two-months after our reporting.

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Don Berwick, MD: National Coverage Decisions

December 1, 2013- National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) are used by CMS to set guidelines as to

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Don Berwick, MD: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Reasons for permanent slowdowns in healthcare spending growth

May 17, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Since 2010,

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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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