Monthly Archives: August 2008

Pro-Life Groups Excited John McCain Picks Sarah Palin

LifeNews.com is reporting that leading pro-life groups are excited about the prospects of a pro-life woman serving as the nation’s vice president and they are applauding John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin is … Continue reading

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‘Research Miracle’ – Pancreas cells transformed into insulin producing cells

Biologists at Harvard say they’ve transformed one type of fully developed adult cell into another type. They transformed adult pancreas cells into insulin producing cells in mice. Could this be a potential cure for type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes? And, could … Continue reading

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Podcast – Joy 102.5 WOLC

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Podcast – Central Florida’s Morning News with Jim Turner

[display_podcast] Hear Dr. Walt every Wednesday at 8:45 on “Central Florida’s Morning News with Jim Turner” On NewsTalk 580 WDBO, Orlando  , or listen on-line at www.wdbo.com

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Podcast – Moody Radio

[display_podcast] John Blok Host of “Prime Time Florida” Weekdays 4-5 p.m. Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. 91.1FM WKES, Lakeland / Tampa Bay / Orlando 90.9FM WSOR, Naples / Ft. Myers / Cape Coral 91.9FM WHGN, Crystal River / Inverness … Continue reading

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Study Links Herbal Medicines to Lead Poisoning. How can you find safe herbs?

Fox News is commenting on a study published in the August 27 issue of JAMA in which medical researchers say that one-fifth of Ayurvedic herbal medicines sold on the Internet contain dangerously high levels of lead, arsenic and mercury. How’s … Continue reading

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Kids follow parents’ lead on fruits and vegetables

Reuters Health has a story about a new study showing that parents who want their preschoolers to eat their fruits and vegetables should probably practice what they preach. In a study of more than 1,300 families, researchers found that when … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Help Kids’ Concentration in School – How can you help your kids?

HealthDay News is reporting that healthy foods should be included on the list of back-to-school supplies for your children. Dietitian Catherine Kraus explained that a healthy, balanced diet enables neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) to function more efficiently, resulting … Continue reading

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Easy and healthy pre-school breakfasts and school lunches? How to help your kids.

USA TODAY is reporting that as kids are heading back to school, that many parents are scrambling for ideas for quick breakfasts and easy bagged lunches. USA TODAY asked two registered dietitians to give parents ideas for healthful meals to … Continue reading

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How to help your child cope with a bully

CNN has a nice report this week on helping your kids prepare for a battle. The adversary? Preteen and teenage bullies. My Take?

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The Truth about Bullying and How to Protect Your Child

In my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child, I spent the better part of one chapter advising parents on protecting children from bullying. Here’s an excerpt from the chapter.

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Is Spanking Associated with Child Abuse?

MedPage is reporting that a study saying that parents who use more than bare hands in spanking their children are far more likely to beat, kick, or burn them as well. So, is spanking ever appropriate? My Take?

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Study Backs Up Dr. Walt’s Recommendations for Overweight Kids

Reuters Health  is reporting a new study suggesting that children who regularly exercise and limit their time in front of the TV and computer are much less likely to be overweight or obese. My Take?

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Podcast – WOLC2

[display_podcast] Joy 102.5 WOLC Serving Maryland, Delaware, & Virginia with Christ-honoring music & programming Listen live @ www.wolc.org

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California Supreme Court Tramples Doctors’ Religious Beliefs

USA Today is reporting that California’s high court on Monday barred doctors from withholding ethically questionable medical procedures to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs, ruling that state law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination extends to the medical profession. The … Continue reading

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Obama Caught Red-Handed in Abortion Lie

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Barack Obama and National Right to Life went head-to-head over Obama’s abortion record, and the Democratic presidential candidate now has backed off his claims that pro-life advocates were “lying” over his vote to kill a bill … Continue reading

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Obama – An Abortion Extremist

Gary Bauer says, “Senator Barack Obama may be the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever nominated for president of the United States by a major political party.” How extreme? When Pastor Rick Warren asked Obama at this weekend’s Saddleback forum, “Have … Continue reading

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McCain “Trounces Obama” At Saddleback

Gary Bauer, who was on the front row last Saturday at Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California when Obama and McCain were interviewed, concluded, “Senator John McCain outclassed and soundly defeated Senator Barack Obama.” My Take?

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Many believe God’s intervention can revive the dying

The Associated Press is reporting that when it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans. An eye-opening survey reveals widespread belief that divine intervention can revive dying patients. And, researchers said, doctors “need to be prepared to … Continue reading

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Podcast – WOLC

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Three Reasons for pro-lifers to Vote for John McCain

LifeNews.com is reporting that while the contrast between John McCain and Barack Obama on abortion received much of the public’s and media attention after the evangelical forum on Saturday, another divide also emerged. McCain an Obama couldn’t have been further … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Campaign Changes Its Story on Abortion-Infanticide Votes

LifeNews.com is reporting that the Barack Obama campaign is changing its story again about why the pro-abortion presidential candidate voted against a bill that would have required adequate medical care for babies who survive botched abortions.  My Take?

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Barack Obama Repeats False Claim Abortions Haven’t Declined Under Bush

LifeNews.com is reporting that during the presidential forum on Saturday night, pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama repeated the erroneous claim that abortions have not declined under President Bush. The idea behind is the claim is to make it appear that … Continue reading

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Man Turns Blue Taking Alternative Medicine (Subject for Dr. Walt’s Next Book)

ABC News is reporting about a man, Paul Karason of Oregon, whose skin is now a bright shade of blue – the result of a rare medical syndrome known as argyria, or silver poisoning. He began using silver as a … Continue reading

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Democratic Platform is More Pro-Abortion than Ever

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting an article by pro-abortion leader Francis Kissling in which she acknowledging that the new Democratic party platform favors the cause of abortion and sex education, even more so than in previous years. Kissling notes that the new platform … Continue reading

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New England Journal of Medicine: ‘Brain Death’ is not Death – Organ Donors are Alive

In a horrifying report, LifeSiteNews.com is commenting on an article that is sure to rock the world of organ donation. The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published an article which backs up the objections of various … Continue reading

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Researcher on Abortion-Depression Link Says APA Report Ignores Best Studies

LifeNews.com is reporting a New Zealand researcher, who is one of the world’s leading experts on the kind of mental health problems women face after an abortion, who is saying that the new report from the American Psychological Association denying … Continue reading

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Gardasil (HPV Vaccine) is a complicated decision for clinicians and parents.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that although “most medical organizations strongly advocate using” Gardasil, “the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine that may prevent cervical cancer,” a number of clinicians and parents “are asking whether the vaccine’s benefits really outweigh … Continue reading

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Moisturizers Up Skin Cancer in Mice. So what?

WebMD Health News is reporting that four commonly used moisturizers promoted skin cancers in mouse studies. The moisturizers tested in the study were Dermabase, Dermovan (a wholesale-only product discontinued in 2006), Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, and Vanicream. My Take?

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HHS Secretary, Christian Doctors Speak Out on Conscience Rights

For years the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) has been advocating in Washington, DC for the conscience rights of its members and all healthcare professionals, encouraging legal protections and education and reform in the medical profession. The issue took … Continue reading

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