Category Archives: Pediatrics

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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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

October 18, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Is polio making a comeback?

Update November 13, 2018- Parents of children who died from this “polio-like” illness are accusing the

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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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Book Review: Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD

February 9, 2013- by Steven E. Greer, MD How did our ancient ancestors evolve from being pure meat eating carnivore hunters into grain fed

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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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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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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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The Gluten Crazies are out of control and affecting menus in restaurants

April 26, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was eating at a French restaurant recently, and the waiter asked me if I had any allergies, such as “gluten”.

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Kick your smartphone app addiction in 2018

January 8, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I was one of the very earliest CrackBerry addicts in 2000. That was a term given to people constantly

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NBC begins alarming new series to promote the diagnosis of “mental illness” in children

December 11, 2017

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Book review: “ADHD Does Not Exist” By Richard Saul, MD

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Richard Saul, MD strived to be provocative with his new book ADHD Does Not Exist. He not only succeeded,

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A disease called ‘childhood’

March 31, 2013- by Dr. Allen Frances Do 1 in 5 NYC preteens really suffer a mental woe? A psychiatry expert argues we’re overdiagnosing —

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How ADHD became such a prevalent condition

October 7, 2009- interviewed by Steven E. Greer Authors of “ADHD: medicating children”, Rick Mayes and Catherine Bagwell, discuss the history of ADHD

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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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Robert De Niro gives credibility to vaccine truthers

Update March 27, 2016- Less than 24-hours after our story, this film has been pulled from the lineup. It was our story that got the heads of

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Rand Paul’s secret Looney Tune side revealed

February 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD People have asked me my opinion of the Republican field for 2016 and I have told them that Dr. Rand

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Celiac disease is not reduced by breast feeding or delaying the introduction of gluten

October 19, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Alessio Fasano, MD of Harvard discusses his 10-year-long study in children testing whether the

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Cutting through the hype surrounding gluten

October 19, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Did you know that one out of three Americans think that they are “gluten intolerant”. Of those 100

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Vaccinations that all adults should have

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD William Schaffner, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University

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