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Dr. John Abramson

Biography:

John Abramson, M.D., has worked as a family doctor in Appalachia and in Hamilton, Massachusetts, and has served as chairman of the department of family practice at Lahey Clinic. He was a Robert Wood Johnson fellow and is currently on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches primary care. He was twice voted best doctor in his area by readers of the local newspapers and three times selected by his peers as one of a handful of best family practitioners in Massachusetts.

Past Shows:

Egypt & Zahi Hawass

Engineer & Egyptologist Robert Bauval discussed the recent revolution in Egypt, the fate of Antiquities Director Zahi Hawass, and some of the mysteries of the pyramids at Giza, and the Sphinx. Interestingly, while civilization has its roots in Egypt, the country has never had a democracy before, he noted, adding that pharaonic rule lasted for 3,000 years. First hour guest, Dr. John Abramson addressed the growing problem of prescription drug abuse (the Obama administration has just unveiled a plan to fight the epidemic). ... More »

Host: George Noory

Perceptions & Healthcare

During the first half of the show, head of the Lab for Perception and Action at Baylor College, Dr. David Eagleman talked about how he's reshaped the debate of creationists vs. evolutionists with a third option called "possibilians." In the latter half of the progam, Dr. John Abramson discussed healthcare reform. One of the main problems with healthcare in U.S. is that it is among the most costly in the industrialized world, yet Americans rank poorly compared to other countries in overall health-- so we are not getting a good value for our money, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

American Medicine & Psychic Predictions

During the first half of the show, Dr. John Abramson discussed the commercialization of American medicine. The pharmaceutical industry is geared towards maximum profit rather than maximum health, he commented. Appearing in the latter half of the program, psychic Joseph Jacobs shared his predictions and intuitions for 2009 and beyond. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Suspicious Drug Studies

Dr. John Abramson discussed the breaking scandal of ghostwritten drug trials which puts the actual efficacy of many new drugs into question. He also talked about other ethical issues surrounding the pharmaceutical industry, such as the medication of children and the misuse of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Abramson detailed the systemic problem of reputable doctors being paid to be named as authors of studies that are really written by drug company employees. He explained that the endorsing doctors are not allowed to see the data cited in these studies and must, instead, depend on the results put forth by the in-house authors. According to Abramson, the drug companies then use the self-written reports to help market the medicines to physicians who trust the doctors' endorsements. "We're seeing the typical modus operandi of the drug industry 'informing' doctors about the scientific research," he said. On the subject of medicating children in America today, Abramson said, "w ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Health Care & Drug Companies

Dr. John Abramson of Harvard Medical School addressed issues surrounding health care, medical studies and the pharmaceutical industry. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Numerology Review

Professional numerologist Glynis McCants returned to review her 2005 forecast, present some highlights for 2006, and offer readings for callers. She had correctly predicted Michael Jackson's acquittal as well as storms and water disturbances taking place in 2005. The new year is an "8" (2+0+0+6 = 8) and will deal with the fiscal side of things. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Biaviians

Alien contactee Riley Martin shared his experiences aboard a mothership near Saturn, where he learned about a race called the Biaviians (BE-AH-VEANS). Martin claims to have been taken to the Biaviian spacecraft as a small child, though for 35 years he did not remember this childhood encounter, he explained. While aboard the mothership, Martin said the Biaviians downloaded "digital-neurological scenarios" from their alien archives into his brain, which gave him knowledge of the secrets of the universe, as well as the ability to relieve pain with mere touch.Having lost their capacity for "extreme emotions," Martin said the logic-bound Biaviians admire mankind's passionate nature, which he noted as one of the reasons they continue to interact with humans. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

History of Giants

Steve Quayle discussed the origins and historical accounts of giants. In the first hour, Dr. John Abramson, a clinical instructor at the Harvard Medical School and author of Overdosed America, called the state of America's health care system a "national emergency." ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Nuclear Plant Safety

Nuclear safety engineer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, David Lochbaum, discussed the status and safety of the 103 nuclear plants in America. A lot of safety features were built into the plants, he noted. But at a number of the now aging facilities the "weakest link" is "too close to the surface," and complacency and neglect have become common place, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Health Scare

Dr. John Abramson, a clinical instructor at the Harvard Medical School, discussed his book Overdosed America, which explains how the American health care system has been hijacked by pharmaceutical companies searching for increased profits. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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