Category Archives: Geriatrics

Are there any medications to treat coronavirus?

(Also: How infectious and lethal is this Coronavirus COVID-19 compared to regular “flu”?) February 27, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD Gilead makes a not-yet-approved antiviral drug called remdisivir and it is being tested right

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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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Once again, daily aspirin is shown to be deadly rather than beneficial

September 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel has been pounding the table for many years pushing back against the drug

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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in

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Steve Bannon and the epidemic of Baby Boomers with mental illness

January 5, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump made news yesterday by issuing a statement firing back at Steve Bannon for allegations

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What 1982’s Blade Runner got right about 2019

September 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched again the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford,

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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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