Category Archives: Health and lifestyle

At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

July 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Catherine McVay Hughes and the other geniuses of the CB1 have helped make the newly vacated spot south of Ground Zero

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A modern medical wonder finishes second in the U.S. Open golf tournament

June 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD 34-year-old Erik Compton finished tied for second in the United States Open golf tournament. That was a good accomplishment by any standard, but it was also a genuine feat of modern medicine … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green struggles

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We are hearing that the community programs offered by Asphalt Green,

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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location

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Asphalt Green’s Carol Tweedy outrages CB1

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Asphalt Green’s long-time Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, finally, after a year of the BPC Asphalt Green being open, made an appearance before the community. She spoke to the monthly CB1 meeting held at … Continue reading

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Be thankful if your mother is alive

May 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD This week, over the course of several hours, I had to admit both of my parents into hospitals. One was pre-planned. One was an emergency.

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The 23andMe home genetic test kit controversy

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we discuss the 23andMe genetic test kit company and why the FDA made them stop marketing the tests.

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Young women choosing double mastectomy for early stage breast cancer

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD David P. Winchester MD, Medical Director of Cancer Programs for the American College of Surgeons, discusses recent data showing a more than a 100% increase in the rate that young women with early stage … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green swimming programs and scholarships

May 25, 2013- Recent graduate from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Sammy Sherman, and the Director of Aquatics for Asphalt Green, Bryan Beary, discuss the Asphalt Green aquatics programs. Each year, numerous young adults trained by Asphalt Green go on to NCAA … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Stuyvesant pool day passes for $12

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A new medical device to make blood thinners unnecessary

Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed on anticoagulation. However, those blood thinners also carry significant bleeding risks. As a result, various mechanical surgical approaches have been tried to prevent stroke, and obviate the … Continue reading

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Medical Tip: How to get special glasses for computer screen distances, for cheap

Update March 24, 2014- My $35 (plus shipping) prescription glasses arrived. I used the tip below to order them. I can finally see the keyboard and computer screen! March 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With remarkable regularity across … Continue reading

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Designers leave Lincoln Center for Tribeca’s Spring Studios

January 6, 2014- According to the Racked, which is reporting on rumor (so this is highly unreliable, in other words), Michale Kors and other designers are choosing the new Spring Studios in Tribeca for fashion Week, defecting from Lincoln Center.

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Petition against rehab facility at 2 Washington Street

Dear Editor of BatteryPark.TV: We have been enjoying your coverage on the many topics that deeply concern us as residents in this area. Below is a topic that I thought might be of interest to you. As a resident of … Continue reading

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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines credit card records, Internet traffic patterns, and other personal data on individuals, then forms educated guesses about … Continue reading

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New mayor seems to support Bloomberg’s Citi Bikes

January 19, 2014- The Post reports, “The city Department of Transportation doesn’t want to give up bike-share racks at The Plaza hotel — months after the landmark building filed a lawsuit to get rid of them. The attorney for the … Continue reading

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Are you really gluten intolerant?

March 9, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Do you really have a problem digesting gluten? An NPR story recently covered this growing trend of Americans avoiding gluten. One third of Americans claim to be cutting down on products with … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and how to cure it

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Thanks to a few medical doctors, most notably Robert Lustig of UCSF, it is becoming known that humans can develop fatty liver disease even if they do not consume alcohol. Certain foods … Continue reading

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