Health Headlines

January 20, 2022

Secondhand vape exposure increases risk for bronchitis symptoms

Young adults and adolescents are becoming more aware of the many risks of vaping nicotine or marijuana. A new study has found that being around others […]
January 19, 2022

COVID-19 treatments: What’s authorized and what works

New cases of COVID infections are surging and in the U.S. are at the highest levels of the pandemic. The fast-spreading Omicron variant is fueling this […]
January 18, 2022

If you’re a cancer survivor and sit all day, your risk of premature death skyrockets and you need to start moving!

We know that increasing your physical activity at any intensity is linked to a lower risk of early death. And the American Cancer Society Guidelines add that […]
January 17, 2022

If you’ve had the COVID vaccine, your risk of severe illness or death from COVID is close to zero

Recent CDC research provided strong evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines protect dramatic protection from COVID breakthroughs causing severe outcomes or death. Out of more than 1.2 […]
January 14, 2022

Lifestyle changes could save you $92,000 in medical costs

A recent study reported that adults who undergo significant positive lifestyle changes could potentially not only live longer and avoid many chronic diseases, but also avoid significant […]
January 13, 2022

Is your blood pressure measurement device validated?

Uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) is a leading cause of death and disability. Until recently, there was no convenient way for physicians and their teams to be […]
January 12, 2022

Plant fats cut stroke risk while animal fats increase it

New research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 suggests that consuming plant-derived fats, such as olive oil or canola (rapeseed) oil, may reduce […]
January 11, 2022

Screen time in kids prompts mental health concerns

A research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics states that during the COVID-19 pandemic, average daily screen time among US adolescents has risen to seven hours, leading […]
March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

The controversy about Vytorin and Zetia continues. As I’ve been saying since this story began to break, the group of patients studied was one that had […]
March 31, 2008

MEDIA ALERT

Dr. Walt and Barb will appear as guests on the Thursday, April 3rd broadcast of “Living the Life” at 930 am on your local ABC Family […]
March 31, 2008

Cholesterol Testing Not Enough for Some

This story is important for readers that plan to have their cholesterol level checked this year. Not only should you get an entire lipid profile (which […]
March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008 Health Headlines

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Cholesterol Testing Not Enough for Some You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk A […]
April 1, 2008

Health Headlines Podcast, 2/13/08 Radio Interview, KTIS, Minneapolis, MN

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April 1, 2008

Health Headlines Podcast, 2/20/08 Radio Interview, KTIS, Minneapolis, MN

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