Monthly Archives: April 2017

Monday Memo — Looking for Truth in Current Events


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Our culture has become more coarse, more divided. What can we learn from the manner in which Jesus responded to the sensational current events of His time? My dear friend, Dr. Gene Rudd, answers this question in a blog post he wrote for the Christian Medical Association.

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Wednesday Ask Dr. Walt — How Can I Lose Weight and Keep it Off?


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Dear Dr. Walt,

I have struggled with my weight again and again. I seem to gain back every pound you lose. How can I lose weight and keep it off? Is there any hope? I admire your advice and hope you can help?

Obese in Oregon
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Monday Memo — Have you struggled with your weight again and again?


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Have you struggled with your weight again and again? Do you seem to gain back every pound you lose? If so—there is hope. Not a “magic pill” hype, but a science-based explanation for “why” this keeps happening…and hope for freedom from your struggle. Continue reading

Wednesday Memo — Pain Points Us to the Cross


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We are now in the Easter season, which emphasizes the suffering of Christ. Dr. Amy Givler has been reflecting on the pain Jesus endured on our behalf. Our natural inclination is to try to shield ourselves from pain, but it has much to teach us. Here’s a copy of her thoughts as initially published by CMDA:

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Monday Memo — How Did Jesus Die?

“Carpe, duh!” you might think. “Everyone knows he was murdered; he was crucified!” And, you’re right. But, once the crucifixion began, what was the actual cause of his death? Many believe, based upon older medical publications, that it was asphyxiation or respiratory insufficiency, and during Easter week across the world this is what many pastors and priests preach. But, are they wrong? Continue reading

Monday Memo — Integrating Spirituality into Practice


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Long-time readers know that the integration of spiritual faith into medical practice has been a subject of my writing and teaching for over two decades. Therefore, I was intrigued when I came across a blog on the topic by Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics). I was also grateful to have been mentioned in the blog. See what you think: Continue reading