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September 29, 2010

Birth Order May Affect a Child’s Intelligence and Personality

Birth order within families has long sparked sibling rivalry, but it might also impact the child’s personality and intelligence, a new study suggests. First-borns are typically […]
September 29, 2010

What are the Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts?

Healthy fast-food breakfasts? Sounds like an oxymoron, eh? Well, there may be some options for your consideration. And according to at least one expert, they’ll help […]
September 27, 2010

The Blessing of Anastasha – Part 13 – Day of Life 221

Little Anastasha, whose life we’ve been following for the last 13 weeks, is now about 221 days old, despite her terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues […]
September 27, 2010

CDC: Flu Vaccine Has Arrived … Get Yours ASAP

The CDC’s ‘Flu Ends with U’ Campaign has started and most doctors offices and pharmacies already have the vaccine in stock. It may still be late summer, […]
September 27, 2010

Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

A new study is reporting what I’ve been telling my patients for years: generic blood pressure medications are as good as the far more costly brand […]
September 27, 2010

A Good Doctor’s Visit Starts With a Little Homework

In my newest health book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I discuss the essential of being your own healthcare quarterback. […]
September 24, 2010

Reminder: Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet This Weekend

Americans are being encouraged to gather expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from their medicine cabinets this Saturday and take them to one of the more […]
September 24, 2010

Got a Tattoo? Then Be Sure to Get a Hepatitis C Test!

The global fad for tattoos, particularly among young people, is growing — and along with it the risk of acquiring hepatitis C, according to a multinational […]
January 12, 2010

Twelve Reasons Why the Senate Health Care Bill Should Alarm Each of Us

My friend, family physician and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD, has my undying respect and admiration. When he speaks, I listen. So, his most recent piece […]
January 12, 2010

Adult Stem Cell Treatment Restores Sight to Partially Blind Man

The Guardian in England has an amazing story about a partially blind man regaining his vision. Russell Turnbull, 38, suffered massive damage to his right eye […]
January 12, 2010

Dr. Walt’s Testimony Before Congress on Faith-based Perspectives on the Provision of Community Services

Back in 2004, while serving as Vice President of Medical Outreach at Focus on the Family, I was asked to testify before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, […]
January 13, 2010

Obesity Outweighs Smoking as Life Expectancy Threat

When I wrote my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if the obesity epidemic was not stemmed, […]
January 13, 2010

Active Girls Make Better Grades

Girls who spend more time in vigorous physical activity may do better in school, even if they are not particularly fit, study findings hint. According to […]
January 13, 2010

Time spent watching television may be linked to increased risk of death

The Wall Street Journal reports that there may be a link between the time an individual spends watching television and his or her risk of death, […]
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