Ecclesiastes

November 16, 2022

Ivermectin: Still on a losing streak as a COVID-19 treatment

MedPage Today reported, “There were no differences in relief from mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms for patients on ivermectin versus placebo, according to the ongoing ACTIV-6 trial.”
November 15, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9A – The Journey

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
November 14, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase obesity and health complications

The Washington Post reports that “scientists have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to higher rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.”
November 13, 2022

Sunday Note – To my sweet Maghee: What happens to miscarried children?

A person who is very special to me, Maghee, and her husband were overjoyed to be expecting their second son. This week they learned that the […]
November 12, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
November 11, 2022

Four simple tips that may help you avoid colds and flu

Experts say there are several ways to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of illness during the cold and flu season.
November 10, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What are the dangers of obesity?

   Dear Dr. Walt, is being overweight or obese really dangerous? My family doctor seems to think so, but I read conflicting opinions. Some say […]
November 9, 2022

More weight lost with commercial program than DIY method

Research published in JAMA Network Open indicates that a commonly available commercial weight management program resulted in more weight loss than an informal do-it-yourself method.
November 17, 2019

God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment

My soul glorifies the Lord. … For the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. … He has lifted up the humble. […]
November 21, 2019

Anxiety weighs down the heart

So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body. … What do people get for all the toil and anxious […]
November 30, 2019

Refrain from anger

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming. … Stirring up anger produces strife.
December 9, 2019

You are my portion, O Lord

All things are yours; … And you are of Christ; and Christ is of God. … Our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself […]
December 17, 2019

Rejoice in the Lord you who are righteous and praise his holy name

If even the heavens are not pure in (God’s) eyes, how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water! … […]
January 2, 2020

The power of words for harm

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of […]