The Chicken or the Egg—and the Rooster

Dr. Jane Orient: Could we get rid of natural, complementary sex, and strong men, without getting rid of humanity?

New Year’s Thoughts from a ‘Boomer’ Doc

Dr. Jane Orient: To this Boomer, it appears that the younger generation is blaming us for all the Evil in the world, from their perch of “woke” moral superiority.

Medicare for All—No Care for You

Democrat presidential candidates are sparring over how much to expand Medicare. Who will it cover and what benefits could it realistically provide?

Psychiatrists, Impeachment, and Justice

Dr. Jane Orient: Regardless of one’s opinion about President Trump, a self-appointed “Independent Expert Panel for Presidential Fitness” should concern all Americans.

The Stethoscope Is Not Just a Prop

Dr. Jane Orient: High tech is wonderful and increasingly capable, but if the stethoscope is dying, so is the art of clinical medicine.

Parents Storm State Capitals over Vaccines

Dr. Jane Orient: Parental outrage might cause a reexamination of vaccine orthodoxy. It also raises the question of where to draw the line against the encroachment of our freedom.

Medicare for Bernie

Dr. Jane Orient: Bernie Sanders’ plan does not look like Medicare at all and it appears that he hardly knows anything about Medicare at all.

The Green New Deal: What It Means for Medicine

Dr. Jane Orient: The Green New Deal is not primarily about greening the planet or controlling the climate. It’s about socialism.

Numbering You Won’t Stop the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Jane Orient: The Unique Patient Identifier is ideally suited for government tracking and control of all citizens and would be the end of privacy.

Money Can’t Buy You Health

Dr. Jane Orient: Healing the sick is what medicine is about. The politicians who promise to “fix healthcare” can only destroy medicine—while bankrupting the country.

Should We Panic over the Measles Outbreaks?

Dr. Jane Orient: Outbreaks have occurred in populations with a near-100 percent vaccination rate. Was it vaccine failure?

Who Is Your Doctor?

Dr. Jane Orient: If you disagree with your private doctor, you can fire him or simply decline to follow his advice. But what if the government is your doctor?

Sacrificing Freedom to Vaccination

Dr. Jane Orient: If government can dictate what you must inject into your own children, what limits can be placed on its power?

American Medicine and The 2019 State of the Union Address

Dr. Jane Orient: After his inspiring call to greatness, the Democrat opposition and its allies in the media have virtually declared war on the President and all who support him or his principles.

So What If ACA Is Unconstitutional?

Dr. Jane Orient: All of ACA, which imposes a straitjacket on a previously diverse, state-regulated industry, needs to be declared unconstitutional.

Epidemics, Fear and Denial: How Every American Is Threatened

Dr. Jane Orient: Our nation faces real threats that produce genuine body counts from violence and disease. We need an outbreak of common sense.