Category Archives: Woman’s Health

A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” — Loneliness Can Kill!

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Loneliness Can Kill.” 

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Can citrus increase the risk of skin cancer?

According to a report from ConsumerLab.com, “Several observational studies have generally shown higher intake of citrus to be associated with increased risk of skin cancers, with some differences in the types of citrus and types of cancers.” Does this mean … Continue reading

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How to avoid sunscreens and after-sun products contaminated with cancer-causing benzene

Benzene, which has been linked to blood cancers, has been reported in a large number of sunscreens and after-sun products that were independently tested by Valisure, LLC, a company that independently checks the chemical composition of medications and healthcare products.

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Skipping breakfast leads to clear nutritional gaps

A study in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society​​​ found that adults who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to miss out on a number of important nutrients.

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Most Americans do not adhere to diets that prevent cancer

HealthDay reports, “The eating habits of most American adults aren’t in line with dietary guidelines that can reduce the risk of cancer, a new study finds.”

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Southern-style diet associated with higher odds for sudden cardiac death

I love my wife’s “GRITS” T-shirt. “GRITS” stands for “Girls Raised in The South.” We were both born and raised in the south, so we’ve also followed the data on what we were fed growing up!

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Exercise lessens the health risks of poor sleep

Did you know that poor sleep increases your risk of a number of chronic health issues and can lead to premature death? And for those who, no matter what they do, cannot find a good sleep pattern, there is something … Continue reading

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What’s the best diet to lower blood pressure?

A recent study found that the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet was the best.

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” available on Liftable TV

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Power of Positive Friends and Healthful Relationships.” 

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Weight-loss supplements a waste of money?

A new scientific review of 315 randomized-controlled trials of weight-loss supplements or alternative weight-loss therapies has been released. What did it show?

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Could a blood test screen for 50 types of cancer?

A surprising study has concluded that a simple blood test may be able to detect as many as 50 different types of cancer in a way that appears to be accurate and reliable. But is this test ready for “prime … Continue reading

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Weight-loss supplements contain hidden prohibited stimulants

You may be surprised to learn that in the United States, natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are virtually unregulated substances. As a result, consumers beware!

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Loneliness can make us sick, but here are tips to fight back

On my new TV show, “Ask Dr. Walt” on LiftableTV, I devoted an entire show to the topic, “Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague.” I consider healthy relationships one of the top ten essentials of highly healthy people. Here’s why:

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Coming in One Week — The National Release of “The Natural Medicines Handbook”

Launching across the U.S. on Tuesday, April 6, is my 38th book, The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.

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Study suggests mental ‘fog’ of menopause is real

The memory blips and distractible moments that women say they experience during menopause may be as real as the hot flashes and poor sleep, a new study suggests.

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Breast cancer risk declines in older women who take estrogen-only HRT

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Breast cancer risk may decline in postmenopausal women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy,” according to research published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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New HPV, pap smear guidelines released

The CBS Evening News reported, “The government put out new guidelines today for screening for cervical cancer. … For decades, women have been told to get a pap smear as often as once a year.” Now, “the new recommendation calls for … Continue reading

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Estrogen supplements may actually be linked to reduced breast cancer risk

USA Today reports, “For certain women, taking estrogen supplements for a few years close to menopause appears safe, and may reduce their risk of breast cancer, says a new study” published online in The Lancet Oncology.

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Studies: Children raised by lesbians not necessarily problem-free

Over the last few years, a few published studies have claimed that children raised by same-sex couples compare favorably to — and sometimes even better than — children raised by moms and dads on measures of self-esteem and academics. Those studies, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D linked to fewer stress fractures in girls

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, young women and girls consuming high levels of vitamin D were less likely to suffer from stress fractures than women who did not consume … Continue reading

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Research shows benefits and risks to taking antidepressants during pregnancy

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Some women with depression who become pregnant face a troubling decision: whether to continue taking antidepressant medication to keep the depression at bay even though the medications may harm the fetus.”

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USA Today, Right to Life official debate ultrasound mandate

In an editorial this morning, USA Today says that “under laws enacted in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina, the ultrasound screen must be turned so women can see the image.”

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Virginia governor signs bill requiring ultrasounds for women seeking abortions

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently signed a bill making abdominal ultrasounds mandatory for women seeking abortions.

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Sedentary women more prone to early diabetes

Bloomberg News reported, “Women who sit for long periods each day have a greater risk of developing early signs of type 2 diabetes compared with men,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Trans fat consumption linked to stroke risk in women

Medscape reports, “Postmenopausal women whose diet is high in trans fats, found in fried foods and packaged products, are at higher risk for certain types of ischemic stroke,” according to research published in the Annals of Neurology.

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Citrus fruit consumption linked to reduced stroke risk in women

The ABC News “Medical Unit” blog reports, “Eating citrus fruits can be considered a marker of healthy living, and may lessen the risk of stroke, according to research published in the journal Stroke.”

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UV lamps used to dry gel manicures raise skin cancer risk

The Washington Post reviews the safety of ultraviolet lamps in gel manicures, citing a 2009 Archives of Dermatology article about two women who developed non-melanoma skin cancer on their hands after such exposure to UV lamps.

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Vitamin D eases menstrual cramps

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, vitamin D3 may ease menstrual cramps.

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Stem cells from human ovaries used to generate egg cells

We used to tell women that their ovaries would contain, at birth, all of the eggs they will ever have. Turns out that may not be true.

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Virtually all pregnant women with cancer may be treated without aborting their unborn child

The AP reports, “Researchers have encouraging news for women who find themselves in a very frightening situation: having cancer while pregnant.”

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