The Weekly Summary

February 17th – February 23rd                                 2020

 In the general news, the United States and Afghan Taliban regime seem ready to sign a peace agreement at end of month, which would end this nation’s longest war. Yet the media Continue reading

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The Medical Advocate

Now available on Amazon.

The Medical Advocate is an important book on the American healthcare system. Continue reading

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The best hospitals in the country are losing money. Why?

August 12, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

In the course of working on a medical book for the patient population, I just discovered this 2017 Forbes article that explains Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 10th – February 16th                                 2020

In the general news, Larry Kudlow of the Trump administration criticized China for its handling of the coronavirus, Continue reading

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The ISCHEMIA trial PI, Judith Hochman, makes egregiously unfounded statements on national TV

November 17, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The big news from the 2019 American Heart Association meeting is the large trial known by the acronym ISCHEMIA. Continue reading

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The problem of erroneous diagnoses never falling off the chart

February 10, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I discovered a whole new category of problems in the American healthcare system. It is the problem Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 3rd – February 9th                                 2020

In the general news, Antarctica hit 65-degrees for the first time in human history. The U.S. killed the Qaeda leader in Yemen. In politics, the Democrat Iowa caucus was derailed by what Continue reading

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Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

November 22, 2017 – Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Donna Roberts, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina about her NEJM paper Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

January 27th – February 2nd                                 2020

In the general news, BREXIT is official. The Chairman of chemistry at Harvard was arrested for essentially Continue reading

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How human behavior has changed since 1950

January 26, 2020- by Seven E. Greer, MD

What defines the generations? What fundamentally changed the way we behave?

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60 Minutes creates another publicist-paid puff-piece for an unethical medical researcher

December 8, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

CBS’ 60 Minutes featured an extremely unethical PhD medical researcher at Harvard named George Continue reading

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The Breville blender is an essential tool for a meatless diet

November 12, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Trying Beyond Meat for the first time

November 12, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Essay: Opioids coming through the Mexican border are a national security risk

Update January 8, 2019- President Trump quoted from this story tonight during his talk from the Ova Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

January 20th – January 26th                                 2020

In the general news, President Trump traveled to Davos, Switzerland, to avoid the impeachment Continue reading

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The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

January 13th – January 19th                                 2020

In the general news, The US-China trade deal, but only “Stage 1”, was signed with fanfare in The White Continue reading

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The Healthcare Channel hits 10

February 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I don’t recall the exact date, but it was sometime during the summer of 2006, when I was daydreaming Continue reading

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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Cardiology mafia egregiously obfuscates mortality differences between stents and CABG in EXCEL trial

December 10, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

In my recent book, The Medical Advocate, I excoriated the cardiology community, particularly Continue reading

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