Category Archives: Emergency medicine

The New York virus death rates are too high. Why?

March 29, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have been following closely the death rates from this SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19,

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Tony Fauci is purely guessing when he estimates up to 200,000 people could die

April 1, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD I wrote an essay early on in this non-pandemic that Anthony Fauci, MD of the NIH shut down

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I discuss the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak on The Joe Piscopo radio show

March 23, 2020- I updated Joe Piscopo today, focusing on the new drugs to treat coronavirus.

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The only thing we have to fear…is fear itself

March 13, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD Holy cow. The PGA Tour cancelled the Players Championship due to fears over the coronavirus.

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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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Crystalloid “Balanced Lactated Ringer’s” IV solution is safer to the kidneys

March 1, 2018- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Vanderbilt’s Todd Rice, MD about his NEJM papers that showed crystalloid, or

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Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns

September 25, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed author Brad Bushman, PhD of The Ohio State University about his JAMA paper

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attempts to debate gun control with Annals of Internal Medicine Editor Christine Laine, MD

March 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The puppets of the NRA on Fox News react predictably after each mass shooting in a school or

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Reliable gun violence statistics

February 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of 20 first graders and six brave adults,

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CDC data on increasing suicide rates

August 2, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH of the CDC, Branch Chief of Surveillance, Division

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What is Sports Medicine?

March 27, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Larry Nassar is the disgraced former Olympic gymnastic team “doctor” who was sent away to prison

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior

March 30, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD A recent JAMA paper connects the dots between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

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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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Avoid ER’s attached to tertiary care hospitals

August 17, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Review: Walk-in urgent care centers are the way to go

January 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A patient asked for my help yesterday with a sinus infection that was lingering. I referred him to

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Why Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down

April 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have long been a critic of the overuse of CT-scans due to the radiation risks and costs. I’m not sure why,

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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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