Alternative Medicine

August 3, 2022

Study: No link between coffee drinking, pregnancy risks

A large study concluded that drinking coffee during pregnancy is NOT associated with elevated risk for adverse health outcomes.
August 2, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 5)

Not only did the children I cared in my Family Medicine Practice in Kissimmee, Florida, keep me young — so did some of my early experiences as […]
August 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – August 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: WWII book named a Military Writers Society of America Medal Winner A Nice Interview with Kristina Stanley, the […]
July 31, 2022

Sunday Note – Why do optimists live longer? Trusting God when it’s hard to trust God!

Here’s some good news: to live longer, focus on good news in the news.
July 30, 2022

Saturday Book Report – If my WWII Book “At First Light” was a movie

If my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, was a movie, the […]
July 29, 2022

Teens more vulnerable to cannabis addiction

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than […]
July 28, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Walking for your overall physical, mental, and relational health

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Romantic in Rhode Island.” Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our walks together. She says she read […]
July 27, 2022

Is routine walking an effective strategy to lower blood pressure?

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), hypertension (high blood pressure) can contribute to heart disease and is affected by an individual’s […]
June 4, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 4, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines. If Dad is not involved in child care, can we blame the mom? Here’s one the […]
June 6, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 6, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines, including one that is, in my opinion, being blown way out of perspective: Mercury teeth fillings […]
June 9, 2008

Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Artery Disease

Reuters Health is reporting a study showing that people with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD). In participants […]
June 9, 2008

CBS Report Casts Doubt On Routine Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin and mineral supplements are, of course, a staple of a lot of people’s lives. But a report from CBS News suggests that some are not […]
June 9, 2008

Red Yeast Rice (Chinese Supplement) May Cut Heart Risk

ABC News is reporting a study showing Chinese red yeast rice extract reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by nearly one half. The researchers tested […]
June 12, 2008

St. John’s Wort No Help in ADHD

ABC News reports a new study suggesting that St. John’s wort is not a useful treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Although the researchers […]