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The Medical Advocate

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September 9th – September 15th                                 2019  In general news, The U.S. claimed that Iran was behind a bizarre “drone strike” on Saudi

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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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September 3rd – September 8th                                 2019 In general news, Hurricane Dorian literally leveled the Bahamas. The death count is unknown.

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August 26th – September 2nd                                 2019  In general news, Hurricane Dorian made the TV hypsters look like fools and liars, once again,

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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 23andMe TV ads are misleading

April 22, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Under new leadership, Johns Hopkins creates a disaster at the Tampa 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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August 19th – August 25th                                 2019 In general news, the anti-immigration party in Italy continued to make strides, forcing the government

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I can’t get no satisfaction (from TAVR)

Update April 6, 2019- An expert source told us that Mick Jagger did have genuine aortic stenosis.

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August 12th – August 18th                                 2019  In general news, Russia seems to have accidentally allowed two-separate small nuclear bombs

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Major disruption coming to hospitals in 2020

August 2, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump recently signed

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A proposal to screen for mass shooters

August 5, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump today announced plans to have the Department of Justice create guidelines

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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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Angela Merkel’s standing leg tremors

June 18, 2019- Angela Merkel seems to

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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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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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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

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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How did a small academic lab succeed where big medical device companies failed?

July 5, 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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