Author Archives: Dr. Walt

About Dr. Walt

Award-winning Medical Journalist, Best-Selling Author, and Family Physician Educator

Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite dishes or make a simple turkey sandwich. Here are a few healthful alternatives from the Eating Well magazine. I hope you try them out:

  • Cream of turkey and wild rice soup
  • Creamy carrot and sweet potato soup
  • Greek salad pitas with feta spread and turkey Continue reading

An Independence Day Remembrance of My Father – A True Hero

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate our country’s 241st Independence Day. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and the firecrackers, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Independence Day is really about – remembering the sacrifices of our American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsman who have given their service (and some their lives) to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted.  Continue reading

Why has God SO blessed America?

Today and Tuesday, at the ball field, or at a party or fireworks celebration, a concert or pops performance, or while watching one of these on TV this evening, as we all celebrate the 241st birthday of America, we’re likely to sing a song that was written by Irving Berlin in 1918, God Bless America. Perhaps it will lead you to ask the question, “Why has God so blessed America? Continue reading

A Memorial Day Remembrance to My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. Continue reading