Category Archives: General Health
I’m delighted to let you know that my second TV feature on Liftable TV launched last week. It’s a daily short feature called “The Daily Apple: Medical News You Can Use.”
If you’re like the average person I’ve talked to, you’re really confused about Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID. Some swear by it, some swear at it, and most are just confused by the debate. My dear friend, Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, … Continue reading
Overeating has traditionally been linked to obesity, but researchers say the real culprit is a diet high in processed sugars and carbohydrates, according to a commentary published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers say anxiety levels are skyrocketing. Nowhere is stress higher than the uncertain workplace. A Gallup poll reported that 80 percent of American workers suffer from some type of work anxiety. What can you do about that?
It is common knowledge that sleep is essential for health. However, new research suggests that the ability to readily “catch up” on lost sleep later is more myth than fact.
A recent study found that eating breakfast regularly, especially when the meal included more than 25 grams of fiber, was linked to lower overall and cardiovascular mortality, compared with not eating breakfast.
A new study is reporting that folks who took about 7,000 steps a day had a 50 to 70 percent lower risk of premature death from all causes after 11 years of follow-up when compared with people who took fewer … Continue reading
About 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5 adolescents in the U.S. have prediabetes and most are unaware. To help limit progression to diabetes you must be diagnosed if you’re at risk.
People often ask how to stop nosebleeds. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.
The resurgence of travel will bring questions about jet lag. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter for those on trips of three or more days across several time zones.
Anyone who has suffered from the excruciating pain of a kidney stone will want to prevent them in the future. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.
As the cough and cold season begins, parents always ask about treating fever in kids. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.
Sugary foods and beverages are strongly associated with obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In other words, sugar is killing Americans in droves.
In a recent consensus statement, diabetes experts defined what it means to become disease-free from Type 2 diabetes.
If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your worries are well-founded as people at high genetic risk for type 2 diabetes are … Continue reading
Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at the start of the study.
Ob-Gyn, Joe McIlhaney, MD, writing for the Institute of Family Studies comments on the trend for couples to delay marriage until they are older and the unintended consequences that they may not be considering.
Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.
If you or someone you love is overweight or obese and age 35 or older, there’s a simple, inexpensive, and potentially lifesaving test you need.
If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. There’s a surprising intervention to reduce that risk that diabetics may wish to consider every morning.
What pregnant woman anxiously expecting the birth of her baby would want to purposefully harm that baby? Almost none. And here’s a way to improve the mother and the baby’s health.
There’s a dangerous new trend going viral to kids on social media called the “Milk Crate Challenge.” And it’s not the only one you need to be aware of.
Researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated more than 5,800 foods and their impact on human health and the environment. Among their surprising discoveries was that eating a single hot dog could cost you thirty-six minutes of your life.
HealthDay reports research suggesting “that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.”
I’m a Christian, grateful to be a follower of Jesus. This is my tribe. Many outside the tribe call us hypocrites. Today I learned of a sad and glaring example.
According to a report from the Institute of Family Studies, having dinner as a family is an important part of a family routine. Shared meals are a time to bond, talk together, and give children a chance to process the day.
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.”
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Essential of Spiritual Well Being.”
Light alcohol consumption has been reported to be cardio-protective among apparently healthy individuals; however, it is unclear whether this association is also present in those with cardiovascular disease.
Focus on the Family is planning to re-air an interview with Barb and me entitled, How Your Differences Strengthen Your Marriage, today, August 19, 2021.