Category Archives: Z Medical centers

Bending the cost curve of cancer care

May 25, 2011- Since the approval of Genentech’s costly Avastin in 2004, prominent oncologists have warned that

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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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Osimertinib in Untreated EGFR-Mutated Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FLAURA)

November 20, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Emory University oncologist Suresh S. Ramalingam, M.D. about his NEJM

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The Miami Summit on Healthcare Spending Reduction

June 29, 2010 Produced and interviewed by Steven Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel and The University of Miami Health System hosted a roundtable discussion

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

Update February 27, 2018- Well, they used my idea from two-years ago. Amazon, Warren Buffet,

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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Placebo in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

January 31, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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CT-scan screening for heart disease fails to show benefit

March 23, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Principal Investigator of the PROMISE trial, Pamela Douglas, MD from Duke.

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Mepolizumab or Placebo for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

May 23, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed polumonologist Michael Wechsler, MD about his paper in the NEJM testing mepolizumab

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Maybe my brain was spared

July 26, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Last week, I sat next to an Ohio State University offensive lineman while attending a Roger Waters

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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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Review of combination immunotherapies seen at ASCO 2016

June 22, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma,

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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD

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The bionic pancreas data

July 2, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas”

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Changes in plastic surgery training programs

March 3, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with the new Chairman of Plastic Surgery at NYU, Eduardo Rodriguez,

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Aerobic or Resistance Exercise, or Both, in Dieting Obese Older Adults

June 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Dennis Villareal, MD, the author of the NEJM paper “Aerobic or Resistance

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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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Early stoppage of clinical trials

April 16, 2009– Dr. Guyatt explained in a previous post why early stoppage of clinical trials results

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Insurance companies are not paying for Repatha and Praluent

March 8, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed cardiologist William O’Neill, MD about his personal need for the cholesterol-lowering, large-molecule, antibody drug from Amgen, branded as Repatha. Despite

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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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CheckMate 026: Why did Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in NSCLC?

September 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the news-making failure of CheckMate 026 of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in

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