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August 21, 2022

Sunday Note – Health Professionals explore spiritual health with patients

Long-time readers know that for the last three decades I’ve taught Christian healthcare professionals around the world how to provide whole-person spiritual care to their patients. […]
August 20, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named an Page Turner Book Award Finalist

The Page Turner Awards judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. At First Light was nominated. So, what happened?
August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
August 18, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Don’t eat like a Southerner!

Dear Dr. Walt, Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ […]
August 17, 2022

Sleep joins cholesterol and other factors on heart health checklist

Frequent readers of this blog understand the healthful benefits of a good night’s sleep – from reducing weight to improved mental and physical health. Now the  […]
August 16, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 1B – Near Death

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 […]
August 15, 2022

FDA issues warnings about products to remove moles and skin tags

Healio reports, “The FDA has issued warnings to three companies for selling unapproved products to remove moles or skin tags, according to a press release.”
August 14, 2022

Sunday Note – Post Abortion Ministry

If you have not experienced an abortion yourself, you almost certainly know friends, family, and neighbors who — whether you realize it or not — have […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Consumer Reports Recommendations

With summer upon us, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for the season. To help navigate the vast selection crowding store shelves and to ensure […]
July 28, 2010

Study: Tanning-bed use triples melanoma risk

USA Today reports that “people who have ever used tanning machines were…more likely to develop melanoma than others, according to a study” published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]
July 28, 2010

Indoor Tanning Poses Melanoma Risk; There Are NO Safe Devices

Indoor tanning increases the risk for melanoma and should be avoided, according to investigators of a new case–control study from the state of Minnesota.
August 6, 2010

Fish oil may help lower risk of certain types of breast cancer

CNN/Health.com reported, “Millions of Americans already take fish oil to keep their hearts healthy and to treat ailments ranging from arthritis to depression.” Now a new […]
August 11, 2010

Clinicians doing Pap test too often on women

I find that most of my female patients either are not aware of or do not understand the national recommendations concerning pap smears. Now, there are […]
August 13, 2010

Study: Elective Abortion More Than Triples Breast Cancer Risk

A study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer. The study focused on analyzing the […]