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May 24, 2011

Meditation calms irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A study presented recently at a medical meeting revealed that a form of meditation called “mindfulness training” was associated with significantly improved symptom scores for irritable […]
May 23, 2011

Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated […]
May 22, 2011

Natural allergy remedies that really work

Allergy season is just around the corner, but individuals preferring natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) can breathe easier knowing that several therapies have supportive evidence […]
May 22, 2011

Chantix may work better if taken weeks before stopping smoking

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The smoking-cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may work better if people take it several weeks before trying to quit,” […]
May 19, 2011

Too much TV increases cardiovascular risk for kids

In a number of previous blogs, I’ve warned you of the risks of too much TV for your kids. Now we have a new and far […]
May 19, 2011

Overweight teens face dramatically increased heart risks later in life

In past blogs, I’ve told you that the obesity epidemic among teens not only results in “Obese children showing signs of heart disease,” but that “Obese […]
May 18, 2011

Finally, some schools sending parents BMI figures

On its website, WFLD-TV Chicago reports students “at some schools across the country will be adding another test to their agendas: One that measures their body […]
May 17, 2011

10 Tips for Pacifier Use and Pacifier Weaning

Nah nah, sucky, paci, binky, nuk-nuk, tooky … whatever kids call them, one of the most important facets of successfully using a pacifier is knowing when […]
August 20, 2009

Dr. Walt’s newest book and first novel released to very positive reviews

I’m pleased to announce that my first novel, co-written with my dear friend, Paul McCusker, has been released by Howard Books and Simon and Schuster. More […]
August 23, 2009

Women who want to live longer need to become more optimistic

In my new book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, (available about 9/1//09I discuss how “toxic attitudes” can lead to disease, dysfuntion, and disorder. Now, a […]
August 23, 2009

Hormones beat botanicals for hot flashes but memory may suffer

My patients suffering with perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms often wonder about the safety and effectiveness of hormone therapy or botanicals (such as black cohosh and red […]
August 26, 2009

Abortion Funding Mandate in Health Care Reform

Although President Obama has said there is not abortion funding in the healthcare reform legislation, now both liberal and conservative media sources say he is being […]
August 26, 2009

Taxpayer-Funding of Abortions Now the New Roe v Wade of the Abortion Debate

Taxpayer funding of abortions is quickly become the new Roe v. Wade or touchstone of the abortion debate. More Information:
August 27, 2009

Christian Doctors Group Warns of New Pro-Suicide Bias in Law and Policy

The Christian Medical Association (CMA), the nation’s largest faith-based organization of physicians, today warned of the potential for pro-suicide ideology to seep into law and government […]
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