MEDIA ALERT – Dr. Walt to be on The Harvest Show on Thursday, 9/16

Marriage and Family Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
I'm scheduled to be a guest on the The Harvest Show (on the LeSEA national cable TV network) discussing my newest health book, "10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy" on this Thursday, September 16, 2010. There are a couple of ways you can catch the broadcast: Watch it live. You can find where to view the program in your area by clicking here. Or you can view it on the web, anytime this week, by clicking here. As far at the book itself: You can order signed copies here. You can read the Table of Contents of the book here. You can read the Forward to the book, by Dr. Paul Brand (his last published words), here. You can read the First Chapter of the book here.…
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AP Surprises With Article Showing Adult Stem Cell Research Far Outpacing Embryonic

Bioethics
The Associated Press surprised me and, I suspect, many other readers with a dramatic story on the contrasts between adult and embryonic stem cell research and a headline indicating what pro-life advocates and readers of this blog have long known: the use of adult stem cell research is helping patients now and far outpacing embryonic studies. Here's a report on this development from the folks at LifeNews.com: "For all the emotional debate that began about a decade ago on allowing the use of embryonic stem cells, it's adult stem cells that are in human testing today. An extensive review of stem cell projects and interviews with two dozen experts reveal a wide range of potential treatments," AP admitted. A few of the examples highlighted include multiple sclerosis, heart damage, juvenile diabetes,…
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Windpipes Made with Adult Stem Cells Help Cancer Patients

Bioethics
In a story coming out of Rome, Italy, LifeNews.com is reporting that Italian doctors have announced the use of patients’ own adult stem cells to fabricate new tracheas for two cancer patients. Long-time readers to this blog know of the many successes of adult stem cells, and the miserable failures in embryonic stem cell research. Here's another exciting report on yet another success for adult stem cell research: The surgical team was led by Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, has used this technique in prior surgeries, though not for cancer patients. The two patients were a 31-year-old Czech woman with a 6-month-old son, and a 19-year-old British woman. The surgeries took place on July 3 and 13, and both patients are in good condition and have been released from the hospital in Florence…
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HHS Dept Releases Funding for Abstinence Education Despite Obama Plan

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Parenting
The Department Health and Human Services has released the federal funding for abstinence education that groups fought for in Congress after President Barack Obama made a request to eliminate it. The funding is one of the few silver linings of the pro-abortion health care bill Obama signed. Here are the details from LifeNews.com: In May, Obama announced he would zero out all funding for abstinence education and replace it with $178 million to “prevent teen pregnancy." The National Abstinence Education Association and others fought the request and members of Congress eventually voted to restore some of the funding. “The bipartisan vote among members of Congress that provided for the continuation of this funding, demonstrates an understanding of the common sense approach that Abstinence Education provides and that a majority of Americans…
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