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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

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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

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The Weekly Summary

December 2nd – December 8th                                 2019  In the general news, President Trump was in London for the NATO meeting where he pressed the

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Exclusive: Michael Bloomberg took control of Johns Hopkins with his billions. Then, death rates skyrocketed at a children’s hospital.

Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine Paul Rothman December 11, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Ranking colleges and medical centers is a futile, highly subjective, and ludicrous endeavor. Nevertheless,

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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

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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.

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Trying Beyond Meat for the first time

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

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The Weekly Summary

November 25th – December 1st                                 2019 In the general news, outside the U.S., Uber lost its license in London. Also, a convicted ISIS

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What I Did for Summer 2019

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The MusiCorps benefit concert 2015

October 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Founder of MusiCorps, Arthur Bloom, and one of the musicians in the band,

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Books I am reading

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

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The Weekly Summary

November 18th – November 24th                                 2019 In the general news, outside the U.S., Israel’s Netanyahu was indicted on bribery charges.

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The Medical Advocate

Now available on Amazon. The Medical Advocate is an important book on the American healthcare system.

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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

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The Weekly Summary

November 11th – November 17th                                 2019 In the general news, President Trump hosted Turkey’s President Erdogan as the televised

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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

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The Who’s Teen Cancer Lounge at Sloan Kettering opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer MD The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center held a press day for its new teen lounge

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the

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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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Go Vegan?

November 3, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD My diet is much better than it used to be. I eat a lot more plants and almost no red meat. I snack

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