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2013-09-23 12:26:15

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and Speaker Boehner for passing a Continuing Resolution to fund the government--except for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). "This law was rammed through without a single Republican vote and over bipartisan opposition," states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. "As implementation proceeds and people learn of its...

2013-02-27 12:24:05

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas legislature has introduced a bill that would "encourage" the teaching of "scientific controversies"--such as "climate science"--in an "objective manner" that presents both strengths and weaknesses of a theory. The bill, H.B. 2306, has provoked a storm of opposition from the National Center for Science Education, which calls such bills "anti-science" or "anti-climate," and states that climate science is "not controversial."...

2013-02-26 12:28:28

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Feb 15, a bus-sized meteorite hit Siberia with the energy of 20 atomic bombs. About 3,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk were damaged, and 1 million square feet of glass was shattered, according to an Associated Press report. At least 1,000 people were injured, primarily by glass. Many had gone to the window to look at the brilliant flash, which was described as being brighter than the sun. A Russian press agency quoted a nationalist...

2012-10-02 10:22:53

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American lifestyle--SUVs, cheap electricity, air conditioning, central heating--is increasingly under attack in the name of Saving the Planet. "Green" alarmists make dire predictions, which are overdue for a reality check, states Jane Orient, M.D., president of Physicians for Civil Defense, according to the September issue of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter. In 1983, they predicted that forests would disappear in...

2012-10-02 06:22:12

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in areas surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear generating station because of fear of radiation exposure. "The stress of evacuation can itself cause death, so it is important not to over-react," states Jane Orient, M.D., president of Physicians for Civil Defense. The question of reasonable criteria for evacuation in the event of a radiation accident was discussed at a...

2012-09-04 10:23:21

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of accused witches were burned at the stake in medieval times in an effort to protect their communities from bad weather, stated Jane Orient, M.D., president of Physicians for Civil Defense. It didn't work then, of course, as Europe continued to suffer greatly during the Little Ice Age. And human beings still do not have the power to control the climate, she said. Orient spoke at the 30(th) annual meeting...

2012-05-09 06:26:54

SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians need to work with their patients to take back medicine--now. This was the message of a number of physicians' groups meeting last weekend in San Diego. "We can't wait for Congress to 'fix' the problems in American medicine," said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). "After all, the government created the problems in the first place." The doctors call for repeal of the...

2012-04-25 10:21:19

TUCSON, Ariz., Apr 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world teeters on the brink of economic chaos, vast new resources offer the prospect of new jobs, revitalized manufacturing, and prosperity. The "Peak Oil" specter is being vanquished in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and other places worldwide by releasing natural gas or oil from shale. "The gap between comfort and chaos in modern civilization is alarmingly narrow and defined by a four-letter word: fuel," writes Jane Orient, M.D.,...

2012-03-17 23:02:43

Jane Orient, M.D., explains why "access to birth control is not the issue, and religious freedom is only part of the picture." Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 In the commentary “It´s Not About Contraceptives,” published by The Atlas Society, Dr. Jane Orient asks: Why should anybody have to buy contraceptives for other people? Old women, women who want to have a baby, nuns, small employers struggling to make payroll–why indeed should any of them be forced to help...

2011-09-13 09:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Affordable Care Act is being implemented, and Americans learn what is in the bill, they are increasingly concerned that it's the wrong solution to the wrong problem. "The problem is not lack of health insurance for the poor-- it is lack of a timely, efficient way for the poor to access medical care without wasting taxpayer dollars," states Dr. Alieta Eck, a New Jersey internist who serves as President-elect of the...