Bioethics

December 18, 2011

How to prevent injuries from holiday decorating

HealthDay News reminds us that decking the halls (and elsewhere) for the holidays may be getting more dangerous, according to a new government report. How can […]
December 18, 2011

Christmas Season Sale – My Autographed Books

What better gift could you give a reader than an autographed book? Well, the folks at my on-line book store have just slashed the prices of […]
December 15, 2011

Too much TV, too little exercise associated with depression

Want to prevent or reduce depression? There are two things you should consider: (1) dramatically reduce your TV time, and (2) increase your physical activity.
December 15, 2011

Sugar-free gum has NO effect on losing weight

Drats, I was hoping that studies would show that sugar-free gum helped in weight loss. But, the Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according […]
December 14, 2011

NEWS: Devotional website from Dr. Walt launches December 19

NEWS: I’m launching a new twice-a-day devotional on December 19. I hope you’ll sign up for it.
December 14, 2011

Amazing: EEG detects awareness in patients in vegetative state

The New York Times reports, “Three severely brain-injured people thought to be in an irreversible ‘vegetative’ state showed signs of full consciousness when tested with a relatively […]
December 13, 2011

Panel recommends cholesterol testing for all kids

In June I told you in this blog that “all children should be screened for high cholesterol when they’re 9 to 11 years old according to […]
December 13, 2011

Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk

MedPage Today reports, “Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners was associated with a higher risk of developing hypertension,” according to research presented at […]
January 12, 2010

Dr. Walt’s Testimony Before Congress on Faith-based Perspectives on the Provision of Community Services

Back in 2004, while serving as Vice President of Medical Outreach at Focus on the Family, I was asked to testify before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, […]
January 27, 2010

Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion Groups Clash on Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

The controversy over the coming Super Bowl ad from Focus on the Family about pro-life University of Florida football star Tim Tebow is generating as much, […]
February 5, 2010

Brain scans of patients in vegetative state reveal some activity

A stunning new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that many “patients in a vegetative state … are more conscious than previously […]
February 5, 2010

Vegetative patient “talks” using brain waves

According to a report in Reuters,  man in a deeply unconscious state for five years has been able to communicate with doctors using just his thoughts […]
February 10, 2010

New Drug Ellaone Billed as Better Morning After Pill, But It Causes Abortions

LifeNews.com is reporting that abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors […]
March 18, 2010

Nearly One-Third of Doctors Could Leave Medicine if Health-Care Reform Bill Passes

What if nearly half of all physicians in America stopped practicing medicine? While a sudden loss of half of the nations physicians seems unlikely, a very […]