Category Archives: General Health

My Newest Television Feature Launched Last Week

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.”

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What’s the Truth about Ivermectin for COVID?

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

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To boost weight loss, reduce added sugars and processed carbs

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.

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Reduce work anxiety with fitness

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?

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Can we “make up” lost sleep?

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.

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Eating breakfast regularly reduces mortality risks

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.

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To live longer, walk more

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

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Watch out for pre-diabetes

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.

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How to Treat Nosebleeds

People often ask how to stop nosebleeds. Here’s the latest from the experts at Prescriber’s Letter.

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Avoiding Jet Lag

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.

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Preventing Kidney Stones

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.

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Treating fever in children

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.

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Less sugar linked to fewer heart disease events

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.

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Diabetes Remission

In a recent consensus statement, diabetes experts defined what it means to become disease-free from Type 2 diabetes.

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Reducing your and your kids’ risk of 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

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What’s the right amount of sleep?

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.

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Fertility rates, delayed marriage, and infertility

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.

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Is melatonin a safe sleep aid?

Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.

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Do you need to be screened for diabetes?

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.

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Why diabetics should drink coffee

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.

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Pregnancy, smoking, and alcohol don’t mix

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.

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Parents: Watch out for dangerous social media challenges

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.

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Eat one hot dog and your life could be 36 minutes shorter

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.

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Getting out of your chair every 30 minutes improves health

HealthDay reports research suggesting “that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.”

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Some Call Christians Hypocrites and Here’s a Glaring Example

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.

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Earlier Dinner Better for Kids and Parents

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.

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” on Liftable TV — Spiritual Health

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.” 

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” on Liftable TV — Spiritual Well Being

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Essential of Spiritual Well Being.” 

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Who has lower cardiovascular risk, teetotalers or light drinkers?

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.

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Focus on the Family features Dr. Walt and Barb today talking about strengthening your marriage

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.

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