Author Archives: Dr. Walt

About Dr. Walt

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

Monday Memo — How to Tell the Difference Between “News” and “Advocacy”

You may, like me, have become increasingly aware of stories in newspapers and journals, as well as on the radio and television, from supposed “objective” writers that are nothing more than editorial advocacy … and no where close to true journalism. Recently D. Joy Riley, MD, MA (Ethics) wrote and informative blog on the topic that I thought you might enjoy. Continue reading

Monday Memo — Helping Those Who Grieve

Romans 12:15 tells us to, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” The latter can be the hardest to accomplish effectively. To help you in this area, I thought this blog would be a blessing to most of my readers. It’s written by Amy Givler, a family physician in Monroe, Louisiana, who works part-time at an indigent-care hospital.

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Protecting Your Family from Holiday Fires or Burns

Dear Dr. Walt,

As a first responder, I know that the risk of burns increases over the holiday season because people are cooking more, putting up potentially flammable decorations, and using fireplaces and candles.  Can you remind your many readers what they can do to reduce your family’s risk? I don’t want to be called to their house this holiday season.

Fireman in Fargo

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