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June 26, 2011

Can pistachios help erectile dysfunction?

Recently a research team investigated the effects of Antep (Turkish) pistachios erectile dysfunction (ED). The results were somewhat surprising … at least to me.
June 23, 2011

Precision-tinted sunglasses may help prevent migraines

Precision-tinted sunglasses may help prevent migraines in people whose pain is triggered by certain visual patterns according to a study published in the journal Cephalalgia.
June 23, 2011

White mulberry for type 2 diabetes

For some strange reason, I’ve had more folks searching my web site for “white mulberry for diabetes. So, here’s my take on the topic.
June 22, 2011

Shingles and pneumonia vaccines may be given together

In a recent blog, (If you’re 50 or older, get the shingles vaccine) I told you the good news that the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine is […]
June 22, 2011

Study: High percent of women using abortion drug hospitalized

A new study from Australia finds a high percentage of women using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug require hospitalization — undermining the argument that the […]
June 21, 2011

Group says cholesterol screenings should begin during childhood

All children should be screened for high cholesterol when they’re 9 to 11 years old according to new guidelines from the National Lipid Association (NLA).
June 20, 2011

Measles, other childhood diseases reemerging as parents refuse vaccines

For the doctors and nurses caring for patients with measles, the return of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles — a viral illness that once killed 3,000 […]
June 20, 2011

CDC: US experiencing largest measles outbreak in 15 years

Measles – a disease that was declared eliminated in the USA in 2000 – is again breaking out across the country. Who do you think is […]
May 22, 2009

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 […]
May 22, 2009

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 […]
May 22, 2009

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 […]
May 25, 2009

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 […]
May 25, 2009

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 […]
May 27, 2009

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, […]
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