CDC warns of Zika, downplays refugee TB

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Zika virus. The name is in headline news as the latest threat to our health. World Health Organization (WHO) officials declare it a "Public Health Emergency." The U.S. more…

TB: Latest 'invisible invader'
accompanying refugees

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Americans are concerned about rising threats of terrorism following events in the U.S. and overseas, as presumptive nominee for the Republican Party Donald Trump has outlined clearly for more…

Which bathroom? Base it on 'parts,' not self-perception

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Controversial legislation allowing self-selected use of public bathrooms by transgender individuals has sparked much discussion about how we determine policies to protect public safety, yet meet appropriate needs more…

Doc: 'Gender neutral' bathrooms are dangerous

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Federal and state governments have opened a new Pandora's box of dangers to the public, especially for women and girls, with the new push for "gender neutral" public more…

Rubio's immigration policy: Bad for our health

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Sen. Marco Rubio "talked tough" on immigration during the last GOP debate. But how consistent is his stance? The immigration issue is of intense concern to Americans, evidenced more…

Trump, highlight this: Illegals endanger our health

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, appeared on "Saturday Night Live" recently in a comedy sketch including a focus on the problem of illegal immigration. Trump's stand more…

Doctors diagnose Ted Cruz with free-marketism

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- Since 1943, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has led the fight for medical freedom. Our first concern about presidential candidates is what their administration would more…

Defunding Planned Parenthood 'an exercise in futility'?

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- "It's an exercise in futility," said Senate Majority Leader McConnell about the public pressure to defund Planned Parenthood. The Senate majority leader should be challenged to answer just more…

Is Trump right about single-payer?

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -- As an independent physician advocate for patients against restrictions of "establishment medicine," I greatly admire that both Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have been unafraid to speak more…