Category Archives: – Policy

Exclusive: Michael Bloomberg took control of Johns Hopkins with his billions. Then, death rates skyrocketed at a 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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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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Don Berwick, MD: Waste in the American Healthcare System

Dr. Berwick, former Director of CMS and former President and CEO of IHI, discusses the percentage

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Is Vitamin-D deficiency overdiagnosed?

November 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine,  Brigham

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Benjamin Sommers, MD PhD: Expansion of Medicaid and impact on mortality rates

September 7, 2012

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The 23andMe TV ads are misleading

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

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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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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

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

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the

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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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Newsmax discussion of The Medical Advocate

October 14, 2019- This is my appearance today on Newsmax.

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Images from the Trump Medicare rally

October 3, 2019

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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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Major disruption coming to hospitals in 2020

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

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CMMI Director leaves after Healthcare Channel investigates

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD In June of 2012, The Healthcare Channel published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing

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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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Angela Merkel’s standing leg tremors

June 18, 2019- Angela Merkel seems to

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President Trump talks about plans to make hospital pricing transparent

July 10, 2019

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Senator Ben Cardin discusses antidepressants in the military

Update: July 29, 2010- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Steven E. Greer, MD, on CNBC discussing antidepressants

June 8, 2018– In the news recently are the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

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