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Manny Alvarez

Trump’s power of negotiation will save lives in the future

Dr. Manny Alvarez, I believe that President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in bringing down health care costs, and tackling soaring drug prices will be at the forefront of his battle. This may have come as a shock to the industry, who likely believed that they’d be given a free pass under a Republican presidency and

Why Dr. Ben Carson’s voice is vital in Trump’s health care plan

Dr. Manny Alvarez,  Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate who was appointed vice chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, is on the shortlist of potential candidates for Health and Human Services Secretary and will undoubtedly be a key player in shaping Trump’s health care plan (THP). Carson, who

Ruling against Texas abortion law may put patients at risk

Dr. Manny Alvarez, I never saw the Texas abortion law as a means to restrict services available to women or put limitations on a patient’s right to choose. I saw it as a way to ensure that quality standards were being met at the clinics and centers offering this complicated, delicate procedure. It seems to

First baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly in New York tri-state area

Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey confirmed Tuesday the birth of a child suffering from Zika-linked microcephaly, a condition wherein the child’s brain and head are partially developed. The mother, who is 31 but whose name was not disclosed, contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency

Trump is the right candidate to tackle America’s drug problem

Dr. Manny Alvarez, America is in the midst of a drug and mental health epidemic. The crisis before us has spiraled completely out of control under the Obama administration, and the numbers are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled between 2002 and

Hey Hollywood, a comedy about Alzheimer’s is not funny, it’s cruel

Dr. Manny Alvarez, I am disgusted by today’s Hollywood. I don’t mean the talented men and women who truly create art, and are pillars in the cultural foundation of our country and the world, I mean the attention-seeking stunt artists who pick a movie subject purely based on shock value. Today’s target: movie writer Mike