George Lundberg Bio Page

 
 
  • What Socialized Medicine Is and Isn't   When it comes to national healthcare, 'open your eyes' to international models and 'be not afraid to change,' advises Dr George Lundberg.
  • How to Fix the 'Ailing' VA Health System   Dr Lundberg shares a letter written to then-Under Secretary Dr David Shulkin by the late Dr Richard Horowitz, describing his concerns about the Veterans Affairs system and suggestions for improvement.
  • When You Teach Prescribing, Also Teach Deprescribing   Don't ever get into something unless you know how to get out of it, cautions Dr Lundberg.
  • Cannabis Testing: Sometimes Less Is More   Do we know enough about the effects and metabolism of cannabis to interpret lab values meaningfully?
  • How NAM Would Fix the Broken American Healthcare System   The US healthcare system is a mess. The National Academy of Medicine has proposed a substantive plan to improve it. Congress should pay attention, says Dr Lundberg.
  • American Healthcare Is an American Sickness   Many books have been written about healing the American healthcare system, but as yet, we have no cure.
  • Gaslighting the Medical Literature   How predatory publishing can make you doubt the facts (and your sanity), and a potentially revolutionary solution.
  • Is Precision Oncology Really Precise?   Without a gold standard for myriad parameters, precision oncology is imprecise, at best, argues Dr Lundberg.
  • Trumpcare at Time Point Zero   Measuring the effectiveness of healthcare pre-Obamacare and again 7 years in shows improvement in most areas. January 20, 2017, is time point zero for sizing Trumpcare's impact on these same areas.
  • Did Carrie Fisher Die From Chronic Magnesium Deficiency?   Wake up, people! Time to take a serious look at magnesium deficiency and its potential role in sudden death and other conditions.
  • Is Global Warming a Greater Threat to Health Than Nuclear War?   How will global warming kill billions, and how soon will it happen?
  • A Good-News Story in the Substance Abuse Field   The 2016 "'Monitoring the Future" ' survey shows that substance use is down among teens, Dr Lundberg reports.
  • Healthy Holiday Eating for All, Ho, Ho, Ho!   Dr Lundberg offers his list of healthy dietary habits to counter the stubborn obesity epidemic.
  • Trumpcare, Revisited   Before the election, Trump promised 'great' healthcare, with few specifics. But, asks Dr Lundberg, which of the many and varied interest groups get to decide what is great?
  • Who Do You Trust?   With roughly 30,000 medical journals available today, and systematic reviews outpacing actual published research by huge percentages, what medical information can you trust?
  • Sciatica: A Love Story   It may be anecdotal, says Dr Lundberg, but this treatment worked!
  • Preventing Sudden Unexpected Death on a Massive Scale   Physicians should work to assure that the leaders who could authorize the use of nuclear weapons be mature, sane, capable of exercising self-control, and crisis-tested, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Clintoncare or Trumpcare?   Dr Lundberg urges everyone to take a look at a new analysis that compares healthcare plans in Clinton and Trump administrations.
  • One More Reason to Love Algorithms: Reducing Diagnostic CT Scans   A new algorithm to diagnose appendicitis in children can cut radiation exposure in this vulnerable population, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Molecular Testing of Cancers: 'Let's Try to Get It Right'   Use of molecular diagnostics in cancer can be tricky, but Dr Lundberg says the pathologist can ask important questions to help guide the process.