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  • An almost forgotten hero: tough combat, tragic sacrifice, a marvelous horse, and an astonishing ending.

    Gen. David H. Petraeus
    U.S. Army (Ret.) four-star general
  • At a time when we need real heroes more than ever, this story should inspire, bless, and encourage every American.

    Cal Thomas
    nationally syndicated columnist
  • Intelligently written, descriptively rich, and tailor-made for anyone who cherishes powerful World War II stories

    Marcus Brotherton
    New York Times best-selling author
  • One of the most fascinating stories of World War II. Heartwarming true story of a great American hero

    Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin
    U.S. Army (Ret.) three-star general
  • Does not disappoint. The pages turned quickly in this compelling story.

    Tricia Goyer
    Author of fifteen World War II novels
  • This true tale scores in spades. It may just keep you up till first light.

    Jerry B. Jenkins
    New York Times best-selling novelist
  • Phil Larimore was a Dick Winters from the Band of Brothers-type of frontline, small-unit combat leader. At First Light has the makings of a great movie or Ken Burns miniseries.

    Col. Alexander P. Shine
    U.S. Army, Infantry (Ret.), Army War College Professor
  • “What a fantastic story. I highly recommend At First Light … deserves a standing ovation.”

    Mike Krzyzewski
    Duke University

 

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September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]
September 27, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 8

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
September 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]
September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]

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