Bioethics

February 14, 2022

Dear St. Valentine, What are the health benefits of your chocolate?

Chocolates are a perennially popular way to show someone you think they’re special, especially on St. Valentine’s Day! And dark chocolates may even be healthful.
February 13, 2022

Pet Safety on St. Valentine’s Day

Okay, it is not a human health blog, but to so many of us our pets are a very important part of our families and as […]
February 12, 2022

Attention Baton Rouge and New Orleans Friends – Save the Date!

For those of you in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or environs, I’m happy to announce that the World Premiere of my next book, At First Light: A […]
February 11, 2022

Adding just 10 minutes of exercise daily reduces premature death

Could you find 10 minutes in your day to increase your physical activity? It might be lifesaving, according to a new study.
February 10, 2022

Worry increases a man’s heart disease risks, even when young

Healio reports, “Higher levels of anxiety were linked to increases in cardiometabolic risk biomarkers over time in men researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart […]
February 9, 2022

A mom’s diet during pregnancy affects child’s long-term health

A new Harvard University study has found that women who don’t watch what they eat during pregnancy can affect their child’s health well into the child’s […]
February 8, 2022

Over 900K COVID deaths – more than all U.S. combat deaths in every war combined

According to an article in Wikipedia, the U.S. has had 666,441 combat deaths in all of the wars the U.S. has ever fought. COVID has now […]
February 7, 2022

Adults that are vaccinated against COVID can help protect children

Two studies done in Israel and published in the journal Science showed that during both the Alpha and Delta coronavirus waves, having fully vaccinated parents or fully […]
March 25, 2009

How you can help protect your doctor’s freedom (You must act immediately)

President Obama said it clearly. He wants to hear from you. But he’s given you a deadline: You’ve got two weeks to voice your concerns – […]
March 25, 2009

Parents continue to have unwarranted fears and delusions about pediatric vaccines.

Infants and children get a lot of shots (vaccinations) to prevent against many different potentially fatal diseases. For this reason, parents or caregivers sometimes ask us […]
April 1, 2009

News Flash: Experimental Ebola Vaccine Used On Human – this actual headline is part of the story line for Dr. Walt’s first novel

It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice. Within hours, […]
April 8, 2009

First-Ever Treatment of Stroke Using Adult Stem Cells (another reason embryonic stem cell research is doomed)

In what is believed to be the nation’s first such procedure, doctors in Texas were able to successfully use adult stem cells from a patient to […]
April 8, 2009

Doctor Mehmet Oz Tells Oprah’s Audience Embryonic Stem Cell Research Debate is Dead

Readers of this blog know the many reasons that we should abandon even considering experimenting with embryonic stem cells. Now, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon […]