Monthly Archives: May 2009

New documentary features Dr. Walt and exposes abortifacient qualities of the birth control pill

A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks to expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill. The documentary explains that many forms of birth control pills contain progesterone, which thins the endometrium, the … Continue reading

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The Abortifacient Effect of the Birth Control Pill (A Reading List)

Below is the list of references I’ve found helpful (and some I have written) on the complex debate about whether the birth control pill can have an abortifacient (or post-fertilization) effect. (Last updated June 20, 2009) Please comment, below, if … Continue reading

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Reader wants more proof on vaccine safety

A reader recently wrote: Hi Dr Walt I am having trouble finding a peer review or non drug company funded study proving that vaccines work out of the 2,427 (studies) you link to. Can you please identify one good one of … Continue reading

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Researchers say non-vaccinated children face dramatically increased whooping cough risk

A new study reports, “Children who aren’t vaccinated against whooping cough are 23 times more likely to develop the disease than children who get all of their shots on time.” The study, “of 751 children enrolled in Kaiser Permanente of … Continue reading

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Obese teens show signs of heart disease. What can you do?

Bloomberg News reports that “teenagers and young adults who are obese . . . show signs of damaged heart arteries that may lead to heart attacks, strokes, and shortened lives,” according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the … Continue reading

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I’ll ‘Never Forget’ My Dad, an American Hero – Memorial Day 2009

On this holiday weekend, as a country, we observe Memorial Day Day – which was first known as Decoration Day. It was meant to be a time to remember and honor our Civil War dead simply by decorating their graves. … Continue reading

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A blast from the past – YouTube video shows Dr. Walt’s ‘groundbreaking’ web events of 1999

Speaking of memories (here on Memorial Day), I have fond memories of hosting a live, 5-night-a-week, cable TV show, “Ask the Family Doctor” on America’s Health Network and then Fox’s Health Network from 1995 – 2000. All-in-all, about 854 shows. … Continue reading

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Kava for Anxiety: Is Short-Term Use Safe?

A water-soluble extract of the plant kava was found to be safe and highly effective for the short-term treatment of anxiety in a new study. But concerns about its long-term safety and the safety of other kava formulations remain. Should … Continue reading

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About one-third of people unwisely don’t wear sunscreen. Should you?

Absolutely! Sun exposure can cause sunburn, wrinkles, age spots, and contribute to skin cancer. But despite that, 31% of Americans say they NEVER wear sunscreen, even if they are outside for more than four hours. Say it ain’t so, Joe. … Continue reading

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Supposed ‘miracle drug’ for autism called ‘junk’

Desperate to help their autistic children, hundreds of parents nationwide are turning to an unproven and potentially damaging treatment: multiple high doses of a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders. Believe it or not. More information:

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Pacifiers for Babies – What are the Risks and Benefits?

Family physicians and pediatricians are often asked for guidance about pacifier use in babies and children. We’re also asked when to appropriately wean a child from a pacifier. Unfortunately, studies show that now every physician is up to date of … Continue reading

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Choosing Baby’s Playpen – Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

A playpen can help parents get things done with the knowledge that baby can’t wander off or get into some sort of mischievous. But it’s no substitute for parental oversight. More Information:

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Congressmen Challenge President Obama on Abortion-Conscience Clause Promise

Color me stunned. Either our President is actually open to allowing pro-life healthcare professionals to practice medicine based upon their deeply held moral and religious beliefs or he’s the biggest hypocrite of the last century. More Information:

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease in Your Future? New Tool May Answer Question

It may soon be easier to predict which patients 65 and older will develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, researchers said – at least compared with current methods of prediction.  More Information:

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Obama Pulls Report Calling Pro-Life Advocates Extremists

The Obama administration has officially pulled a Department of Homeland Security Report that claims pro-life people may engage in violence or extremism. The document, which has already been sent to police and sheriffs offices across the country, sparked national outrage. … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans Pro-Life on Abortion, Highest Levels in 15 Years

A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans self-identify as pro-life on the issue of abortion for the first time in 15 years. The Gallup survey shows the percentage of Americans saying they are pro-life at its highest point … Continue reading

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Suggestions for storing, scheduling medications

To avoid the possibility of medication overdose, interaction or reaction; or to avoid missing a medication — you must pay attention to how often, how, and which medications you take.  More Information:

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How to Keep Medications Away From Children

Youngsters seem to get into everything – often things they aren’t supposed to, such as medications. How can you protect your child from an accidental ingestion of medications? More Information:

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Homosexual Activists Admit Negative Health Consequences of Homosexual Behavior

A group of homosexuals headed by Gens Hellquist, director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition, has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), in which they detail the numerous statistics that prove the high-risk nature of the … Continue reading

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Christian Medical Association Statement on Homosexuality

The Christian Medical Association is the nation’s largest organization of faith-based doctors, and serves as a Christian voice on today’s most important bioethical issues. CMA responds to breaking bioethical news regarding such issues as abortion, human cloning, physician-assisted suicide, stem cell … Continue reading

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Be Proactive at Your Next Doctor Visit

If you don’t go to the doctor very often, it’s important to make the most of every visit. It’s your opportunity to talk to your doctor about any health problems, or questions that you have. Here are conversation pointers for your next … Continue reading

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Who is Right about Condoms? The Pope or the President?

It is being reported that in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Proposed Budget, the president recommends that Congress eliminate funding for abstinence education and instead pour funds into condoms and contraceptive-based sex education. At the same time, another report asserts … Continue reading

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Extinguishing Physician Conscience – A Physician’s Chilling Prediction

The largest generational cohort in American history, the Baby Boomers, will be the first Americans to be denied available effective life-saving treatments for reasons of cost. The seeds for this mass liquidation have already been planted. More Information:

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The Truth About Infant Formula

Are you as confused about all the advertisements about infant formula as most of my patients? If so, here’s some evidence-based, trustworthy information that will help keep you from getting ripped off by unfounded formula claims and help you provide … Continue reading

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Vibrate yourself to a leaner, healthier you

Reuters Health is reporting  that vibrating exercise platforms, which are increasingly found in commercial gyms in Europe and elsewhere, may indeed help people lose a particularly harmful deep “hidden” fat that surrounds the abdominal organs and is linked to type … Continue reading

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Bedtime routines improve kids’ sleep (as well as Mom’s mental health and the child’s school scores )

According to a just-released study, following a consistent bedtime routine improves infants’ and toddlers’ sleep patterns as well as their bedtime behaviors. Better yet, carrying out a regular bedtime routine also benefited mothers’ moods. More Information:

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Study Links Teen Sex to Childhood TV Habits

Children who are exposed to adult-themed TV shows and movies are more likely to have sex in early adolescence, according to a study by Children’s Hospital Boston.  More Information:

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New Warning Against Long-Term Use of Aspirin and Ibuprofen in Elderly

Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But you should — especially if you’re elderly. … Continue reading

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FRC Releases Powerful Video – ‘100 Days of Change for the Family’

The Family Research Council (FRC) just released a powerful video report on the devastating first 100 Days of the Obama presidency. The report dramatically exposes the negative impact of the Obama Administration on life, marriage, the justice system, and other … Continue reading

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Updated FAQ’s about the Swine Flu Virus – including a question about face masks

Like you, I can’t read the paper or turn on a television or radio without hearing about the H1NI influenza. As I’ve done radio interviews for radio stations around the country on the topic, I find many are asking the … Continue reading

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