Category Archives: – Opinion

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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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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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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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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What I Did for Summer 2019

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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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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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Senior VA cardiologist, William Boden, smears most VA patients as “treasonous”?

September 27, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Anyone watching the “news” knows that the establishment, in the form of the Democrat party,

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Ken Burns series on FDR helps me discover my own history

September 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I watched with fascination all of the episodes of the Ken Burns PBS series about the lives of Teddy, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt when, midway through the series

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What is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s prognosis?

December 21, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburd underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Essay: The real villain in the New Zealand massacre is the video game industry

March 20, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD I normally protect my soul by not watching grotesque videos. I have never seen the films of people jumping

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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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“You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical of statins and antidepressants

Opinion: February 19, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD The CBS news show “60 Minutes” made waves with a story asserting that the antidepressants

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Did antidepressants cause the Germanwings pilot to commit suicide and mass homicide?

March 30, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD The facts are now becoming known in the Germanwings Flight 9525. The co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, was being

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Elizabeth Holmes uses a fake low voice to be taken seriously

April 20, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Why Americans should care deeply about the loss of freedom in other countries

June 9, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Making the news today is how a Canadian man was actually arrested for the crime of grossly

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Essay: How Google accidentally invented surveillance capitalism

March 24, 2019- by Steven E. Greer I read a few more pages of Surveillance Capitalism (it will be a tough slog to finish this). As

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The New York Times has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first

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Google’s Larry Page wants your medical records to be public for “research”

March 20, 2014-By Steven E. Greer, MD Charlie Rose interviewed Google founder Larry Page at the 2014 TED conference. During the talk, Mr.

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Google wants your DNA now (Not just with 23andMe)

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines

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