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July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
July 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – July 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Video Trailer for At First Light At First Light well-received by readers Article featuring At First Light in WWII […]
June 30, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Advice for Better ZZZs

Dear Dr. Walt, what are some tips to improve my sleep? —Wanting to Sleep More in Texas
June 29, 2022

Study links optimism to longer lifespan

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found high levels of optimism were associated with longer life and greater odds of living […]
June 28, 2022

Tuesday Mentor Story – Dr. James Upp and the life-giving power of forgiveness

One of my favorite mentors during my time in medical school was a pediatrician who taught me not by words, but by deeply personal actions, about […]
June 27, 2022

Most people think their diet is healthier than it is

How healthy is your diet? It seems like a simple question, but according to a new study, it’s one that most Americans struggle to get right.
June 26, 2022

Sunday Note — Christian Health Professionals respond to SCOTUS abortion ruling

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) announced their response to the abortion decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. I’m a life member of CMDA […]
June 25, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in national podcast

I was delighted to join Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), to talk about my dad and his amazing […]
March 23, 2011

Three lifestyle changes significantly reduce cancer rates

In two previous blogs (“Thirty percent of breast cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes” and “Three Healthy Habits Cut Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds“) I’ve […]
April 1, 2011

Palliative care may prolong life, reduce suffering

Do you know the difference between “palliative care” and “hospice care”? I must confess that for sometime I did not. Now that I’m more educated on the […]
April 6, 2011

Vitamin D Insufficiency: Is there enough evidence for clinical recommendations?

Readers of this blog over the last year, have seen many of my posts on the plethora of studies and recommendations about vitamin D. Now there’s […]
May 22, 2011

Chantix may work better if taken weeks before stopping smoking

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The smoking-cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may work better if people take it several weeks before trying to quit,” […]
May 26, 2011

AMA, other medical groups urge states to ban children under 18 from tanning salons

USA Today reports, “Since 1992, rates of melanoma – once considered an old person’s disease – have risen 3% a year in white women ages 15 […]
May 26, 2011

Dangers of tanning not hitting home

A recent survey is revealing that a majority of young women admit to using tanning by both the use of tanning beds and basking in the […]