Zika virus: What should we do about it?

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- By Jane M. Orient, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never more…

GOP debates or Laurel and Hardy?

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- By Jane M. Orient, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons The evening of the most recent Republican debates, I was visiting some friends who, like more…

The doctor fired for telling the truth

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- A healing patient-physician relationship depends on mutual trust. Patients need to trust that their doctor is working for them. In the Oath of Hippocrates, doctors swear to prescribe more…

Ted Cruz passes science test -- most others fail

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- In an exchange with a heckler, Sen. Ted Cruz gave a masterful mini-lecture demonstrating his grasp of the essence of science, confounding the major media reports that he more…

Are GOP candidates wrong on vaccines, climate?

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- Instead of an opportunity to discuss issues, debates so far appear to be an effort to trap disfavored presidential candidates into appearing to be on the wrong side more…

No time to wait! GOP, put heat on Congress

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- Typically, presidential candidates say what they will do on their first day in the White House. And the Republican Party keeps to promising to do something – once more…

Now Heather has 2 daddies – and no mommy

by Jane M. Orient, M.D. -- The destruction of the American family is more likely a cause than a consequence of the gay-rights movement. But what began with easy divorce and widespread cohabitation may more…