Category Archives: Harvard

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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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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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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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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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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How Boston medical centers prepare for unconventional weapon attacks

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

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Questionable comments by Atul Gawande after the Boston Marathon bombings

April 20, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Only two days after the April 15th Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, Harvard surgeon Atul

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