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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, […]
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

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 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 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

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 8, 2010

Full-body scanners at airports pose no health risk

ABC World News is reporting on whether radiation exposure from full-body scanners to be implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pose health risks for passengers. ABC’s […]
January 8, 2010

National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

The National Cancer Institute gained a reputation for putting politics over science when it did everything possible to deny dissenting opinion during a meeting to establish […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Consumer Reports Recommendations

With summer upon us, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for the season. To help navigate the vast selection crowding store shelves and to ensure […]
July 23, 2010

Letter from Professor about the Family Physician Academy and Coke

In a past blog of mine (Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem) I wrote, “What does my national academy of family physicians, the […]
July 23, 2010

Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California: Six Babies Die

In several of my past blogs, including two earlier this week (Low immunization rates linked to epidemic spread of whooping cough and Parents who refuse vaccines put […]
July 26, 2010

Kitchen Spoons Dole Out Dangerous Overdoses to Kids

For years I’ve told parents in my practice that kitchen teaspoons and tablespoons are highly inaccurate in dispensing medicine to kids. I have always recommended using […]
July 26, 2010

The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 4

I don’t have any medical updates this week from Craig and Tonya DeLisi about their unborn child Anastasha. Those of you following their journey know that […]
July 28, 2010

Defeating the Lice Without Emptying Your Wallet

It’s an unfortunate fact of life. If your children go to school or camp, they will each almost certainly end up with at least one case […]
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