Category Archives: Primary care medicine

Insurance companies are not paying for Repatha and Praluent

Update November 2, 2018- Amgen slashed the annual cost of this drug to $6,000.

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Essay: Opioids coming through the Mexican border are a national security risk

November 30, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The U.S. life expectancy has dramatically dropped according to a new report. This type of demographic

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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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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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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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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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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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Told you so: the NEJM Mediterranean diet was junk science

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Back in 2013, I pounded the

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Why are suicide rates increasing along with increased usage of antidepressants?

June 8, 2018- Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed author Johan Hari about his book Lost Connections and the

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Is President Trump on amphetamines? (Yes, he is)

Update January 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump’s doctor confirms my diagnosis made in the story below, which was that the slurred

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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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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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Football head injuries down after rules change

Update January 20, 2015- The PBS news show Frontline has been tracking the number

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Vagal nerve stimulation for weight loss

January 22, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, bariatric surgeon from UCLA, discusses the newly FDA-approved weight loss device called

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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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New treatment paradigm for C. Diff colitis

March 31, 2010- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD New drugs

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CBS News Promotes More Pro-Coffee Junk Science

July 11, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD How does one become a successful TV medical doctor pundit? First, you have to leave your medical ethics

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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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