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McCain Appears Cancer-Free, Healthy Experts Revisit Food Additives and ADHD Woman Wakes After Heart Stopped, Rigor Mortis Set In Oral hormone therapy pills double clot risk: study (more…)
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Tragedy in the Stephen Curtis Chapman Family

Marriage and Family Health, Parenting
  By now, I suspect most of you have read or heard about the incredibly painful and tragic news in what was meant to be a celebratory week for the family of Christian musician Stephen Curtis Chapman.  According to Jim Houser, Stephen’s Manager, “Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman’s completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago …” (more…)
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High-Magnification Endoscopes May Revolutionize GI Imaging Kennedy's Brain Tumor 'Very Bad News' U.S. ads push patients to shop for hospitals Germany Officials Outraged Over British Vote for Hybrid Human Cloning (more…)
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Dr. Walt’s Comments on the Health Headlines – May 21, 2008

Alternative Medicine, Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics, Woman's Health
  Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. HAS PARLIAMENT IN BRITAN GONE CRAZY? Earlier this week, the British Parliament voted on an amendment to allow the creation of animal-human for experimentation. If the law is passed, it will push Britain, as the FRC says, “deeper into science's uncharted waters than any other country in the world.” (more…)
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Team of Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #3

International Health, Medical Missions
  Dr. Walt has received another report from a spouse of one of the team members of the Family Physicians from the U.S. that crossed the Thailand border into Myanmar and are providing medical mission work in the devastated delta of Myanmar.  If you want to send the team a message, through me, please post your note below. Here’s the note she sent to Dr. Walt: (more…)
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Family Physicians in Earthquake Ravaged China

International Health, Medical Missions
  Dr. Walt went to medical school with a college friend, Keith Morgan. They have been dear friends ever since. Dr. Morgan and his wife, Cindy, have been serving as medical missionaries in Macao, China, for almost 30 years. Part of their ministry has been setting up a Family Medicine Residency in China, and Dr. Walt had the privilege of teaching there a couple of years ago. We’ve just received a report from a team from the Macao Family Medicine Residency who are serving in the earthquake ravaged area of China. We hope you’ll keep them in your prayers. Here’s their report: (more…)
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U.S. Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #2

International Health, Medical Missions
  Dr. Walt has received this report from a spouse of one of the team members of the brave U.S. Family Physicians that have crossed the Thailand border into Myanmar and are providing medical mission work in some of the most devastated areas of Myanmar. By the way, if you want to send them a message, through me, please post your note below. Here's the note she had sent to Dr. Walt: (more…)
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Google releases Google Health for medical records Brave young Myanmar doctors head to disaster zone Critics Slam Boston Doctor Who Offers Sex Change Treatment to Kids Vitamin D may lower breast cancer risk (more…)
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Health Headlines, Parenting
Listening to music found to lower blood pressure Juice may beat fruit for preventing heart disease Weight Loss Aids Bought on Internet Might Harm Your Heart Web Offer to Take Diet Pills in Exchange for Monthly Check May Be Scam (more…)
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Coast Guard Backs Down, Allows Officer to Refuse Abortion-Based Vaccine Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure Exercise may cut premenopausal breast cancer risk Snack ban 'helps healthy eating' (more…)
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Should Parents Refuse Abortion-Based Vaccines?

Bioethics, Children's Health, Parenting
There’s a news story out this week about a Coast Guard officer who was told that he must take a vaccine that was derived based on tissue from an unborn child that had been aborted.  The officer refused the vaccine based upon his religious beliefs that abortion is wrong. After a lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defense Fund, the Coast Guard decided to allow a religious exemption. "Members of our military should never have to choose between honoring their country and honoring their faith," argued ADF attorneys in the case of Coast Guard officer Joseph Healy. I agree with my friend, Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who said, "We applaud the military for recognizing that Healy is deserving of the same freedoms that he has spent…
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High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies Families Will Make Case for Vaccine Link to Autism Child safety seats should be centered in back seat (more…)
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Vaccine Myth #4: Vaccines Are Unsafe

Children's Health, Parenting
Despite what is often falsely reported in the media and at many scaremongering web sites, all recommended vaccines are extraordinarily safe. When you consider that the 3.5 to 4 million children born every year in the United States receive more than twenty different vaccines to protect them from at least eleven different preventable diseases by the time they are six years old, and that some of these vaccines have existed for more than fifty years, I think you’ll agree that the record of vaccine safety in this country is remarkable. (more…)
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Marijuana – Concerns

Alternative Medicine, General Health, Parenting
Four recent medical news stories bring home the truth about the many dangers of smoking marijuana. The first is a White House report that links smoking marijuana to addiction, mental illness, and depression. The report says that depression, teens, and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts. (more…)
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