Author Archives: Walt Larimore
In a recent consensus statement, diabetes experts defined what it means to become disease-free from Type 2 diabetes.
If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your worries are well-founded as people at high genetic risk for type 2 diabetes are … Continue reading
Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at the start of the study.
Ob-Gyn, Joe McIlhaney, MD, writing for the Institute of Family Studies comments on the trend for couples to delay marriage until they are older and the unintended consequences that they may not be considering.
Moms who work away from the home often find it difficult to achieve home-work balance. A pediatrician has some prescriptions to help.
Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.
It turns out eating walnuts may improve longevity while cutting the risk of premature death.
If you or someone you love is overweight or obese and age 35 or older, there’s a simple, inexpensive, and potentially lifesaving test you need.
If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. There’s a surprising intervention to reduce that risk that diabetics may wish to consider every morning.
What pregnant woman anxiously expecting the birth of her baby would want to purposefully harm that baby? Almost none. And here’s a way to improve the mother and the baby’s health.
There’s a dangerous new trend going viral to kids on social media called the “Milk Crate Challenge.” And it’s not the only one you need to be aware of.
Researchers surveyed over a half-million youths ages 11 to 15 and found that girls who spent an hour a day on devices such TVs, cellphones, computers, and video games, and boys who spent about 90 minutes a day on their … Continue reading
Researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated more than 5,800 foods and their impact on human health and the environment. Among their surprising discoveries was that eating a single hot dog could cost you thirty-six minutes of your life.
The Washington Post reported the Consumer Product Safety Commission “announced … a recall for two brands of high-powered magnet sets [Zen Magnets and Neoballs].”
HealthDay reports research suggesting “that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.”
I’m a Christian, grateful to be a follower of Jesus. This is my tribe. Many outside the tribe call us hypocrites. Today I learned of a sad and glaring example.
According to a report from the Institute of Family Studies, having dinner as a family is an important part of a family routine. Shared meals are a time to bond, talk together, and give children a chance to process the day.
I’ve told you before about the dangers of too much ultra-processed food in your diet. A new study reports that “ultra-processed foods made up two-thirds of the average American kid’s diet.”
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.”
A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reported that “Total sugar intake may affect cognitive function over time, with higher amounts potentially increasing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”
When I began my “Ask Dr. Walt” program on Liftable TV, the production team debated whether I should wear a white coat or not. New research shows we made the right decision.
Do you, or someone you love snore excessively or even stop breathing for seconds at a time while asleep? It could be obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, and that would mean a significantly increased risk for premature death.
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Essential of Spiritual Well Being.”
Light alcohol consumption has been reported to be cardio-protective among apparently healthy individuals; however, it is unclear whether this association is also present in those with cardiovascular disease.
Focus on the Family is planning to re-air an interview with Barb and me entitled, How Your Differences Strengthen Your Marriage, today, August 19, 2021.
Recent research indicates that lonely seniors are much more likely to take opioid analgesics, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs, and other medications potentially putting them at increased risk for drug dependency, attention problems, falls, accidents, and premature mental decline.
The findings from multiple studies made public at an Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest some worrisome overlaps between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s disease.
New research reveals that eating processed or red meats can increase your risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death and disability.
A recent study published in Lancet analyzed the diets of people in 195 countries. Then they estimated the impact of poor diets on the risk of death from diseases including heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes.