Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Scientists Turn Ethical Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Into Heart, Blood Cells CDC: Breastfeeding hits 20-year high Disease-modifying drug may slow Alzheimer’s disease Girl Freed From 16-Pound Facial Tumor

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McCain assails Democratic health-care approach Tough job: Volunteers needed for chocolate study Chocolate may reduce pregnancy complication risk Gene Therapy Helps Near-Blind Type 2 Diabetes a Growing Problem in Pregnancy

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Should you really take those drug samples? More doubts about echinacea for preventing colds Aerobic exercise helps turn back biological clock FDA to seek panel’s advice on LASIK ACS says several factors have caused cancer prevention efforts to stagnate Montana … Continue reading

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How to Cut Your Prescription Costs

I’ve found that both healthcare professionals and our patients are always looking for ways to decrease the cost for medications. I’ve found there are a number of web articles that may help cut prescription costs. Here are five that may … Continue reading

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Gives Birth to Down Baby Despite Abortion Pressure Heavily marketed kids’ cereals are least healthy Aerobic exercise may shield aging brain Worst Menopause Symptom? Lack of Sleep A Blurry Outlook for LASIK? Girl to Have Giant … Continue reading

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Group urges heart test before kids get ADHD drugs Heart surgery results good in low-volume hospitals Spring Allergies Are Back: Five Natural Ways to Put Them in Check Short breastfeeds ‘best for baby’ Healthcare differentiates Democrats, Republicans more than any … Continue reading

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Less TV and Video Games Significantly Reduce Kids’ Chances of Weight Gain Canada to declare plastic bottle chemical (bisphenol A, or BPA) harmful Toxicology Agency Finds Smoke but No Fire with Bisphenol-A (BPA) Self-tests ‘no benefit’ for Type 2 Diabetes … Continue reading

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More Medical Schools Teaching Spirituality in Medicine

A story in AMA News tells how more medical schools are teaching spirituality to medical students. Here are some very appropriate comments on this news, as well as the topic of spirituality in medicine, by my good friend, Al Weir, … Continue reading

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Spanking a Child – Is it Good or Bad?

Spanking could be a thing of the past, at least in California. An anti-spanking bill in the California Assembly would actually criminalize spanking a child, and that worries some family advocates. According to one observer, “The way this bill is … Continue reading

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Hopefully More States/Cities will Require Posting of Calories on Menus

  Health officials in New York City won a huge victory this week in the fight against the epidemic of childhood obesity. A federal judge upheld a proposed New York City regulation which will require some chain restaurants to post … Continue reading

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Podcast – Dr. Walt on WBCL

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Podcast – Dr.Walt on Moody Radio Florida

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Podcast – Dr Walt with Jim Turner

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Health Headlines

Pro-Life Group Challenges Pro-Abortion Politicians With Video of Abortions Black Pro-Life Leader: Why Are Shepherds Leading the Sheep to Slaughter Safety of Water Bottles, Baby Bottles Questioned Vitamins ‘may shorten your life’ Can ‘Tree Man’ Be Saved? Can ‘Tree Man’ … Continue reading

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Vaccine Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism

Tuesday, in my weekly interview with Mark Elfstrand on WMBI in Chicago, a woman called to inquire about the risk of autism from vaccinations. It reminded me of a chapter from my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child, … Continue reading

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A natural product may falsely claim it uses “secrets of ancient medicine.” Ya think?

The Associated Press reported this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation of Kinoki Foot Detox. What’s their alleged crime? They claim their foot “pads use secrets of ancient Japanese medicine to cure or lessen … Continue reading

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Big U.S. study links breast cancer to drinking Trans-fats linked to breast cancer risk in study Soy compound linked to lower breast cancer risk Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece: Abortion and Racism Have Same Roots A Controversial Diagnosis for Herschel … Continue reading

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Senator Obama: Do you really want to know when life begins?

On the eve of the Pope Benedict the 16th’s first visit to the U.S., today’s health headlines contain the two very different views of two very prominent African-Americans about unborn children in their mother’s wombs. In one story, Presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Postpartum depression common among American women

As a family physician, I’ve had the privilege to deliver over 1500 babies in my career. Attending a birth and seeing the miracle of birth is one of the most wonderful aspects of being a family physician. Yet, even with … Continue reading

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MMR doctor admits ethics failing Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets British Study: Pro-Suicide Web Sites May Push People Over the Edge Postpartum depression common among U.S. women Revenge of the Mumps: New Vaccine Needed? Mumps Vaccine … Continue reading

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Podcast – WDBO – Orlando

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Podcast – April 9th, 2008 – WOLC Salisbury

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April 9th, 2008 Podcast Headlines – Moody Radio Florida

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Scientists Admit Embryonic Stem Cell Research Hasn’t Been Successful Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternative Jumps Ahead With Parkinson’s Success Pfizer warns of lung cancer with inhaled insulin Seven or more eggs a week raises risk of death Cavity-fighting candy helped … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop wasting money on embryonic stem cell research

In a stunning news story, “Scientists Admit Embryonic Stem Cell Research Hasn’t Been Successful,” Lord Patel of Dunkeld, the chairman of the United Kingdom National Stem Cell Network and a chancellor at Dundee University, says “embryonic stem cell research is … Continue reading

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Podcast April 8th, 2008 – WBCL

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National OBGYN Group Backtracks on Abortion Policy, Pro-Life Docs Unsatisfied Simple regimen eliminates chronic bad breath Pope Says Catholic Church Must Minister to Women After Abortions Too Little Childhood Sleep Tied to Later Problems of Obesity and Depression In Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Along the Way, with Kim Ketola – March 27th, 2008

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