Category Archives: Spine surgery

The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded

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What is Sports Medicine?

March 27, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Larry Nassar is the disgraced former Olympic gymnastic team “doctor” who was sent away to prison

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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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Tiger Woods’ career ended after he bulked up April 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Ten years ago, Tiger Woods hit one of the most memorable shots in golf when he chipped in a birdie on

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Steven Cummings, MD: The denosumab FREEDOM trial

August 11, 2009- Dr. Steven Cummings, director of the San Francisco Coordinating Center and faculty of UCSF, and

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