Cancer

November 16, 2022

Ivermectin: Still on a losing streak as a COVID-19 treatment

MedPage Today reported, “There were no differences in relief from mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms for patients on ivermectin versus placebo, according to the ongoing ACTIV-6 trial.”
November 15, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9A – The Journey

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 […]
November 14, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase obesity and health complications

The Washington Post reports that “scientists have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to higher rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.”
November 13, 2022

Sunday Note – To my sweet Maghee: What happens to miscarried children?

A person who is very special to me, Maghee, and her husband were overjoyed to be expecting their second son. This week they learned that the […]
November 12, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
November 11, 2022

Four simple tips that may help you avoid colds and flu

Experts say there are several ways to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of illness during the cold and flu season.
November 10, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What are the dangers of obesity?

   Dear Dr. Walt, is being overweight or obese really dangerous? My family doctor seems to think so, but I read conflicting opinions. Some say […]
November 9, 2022

More weight lost with commercial program than DIY method

Research published in JAMA Network Open indicates that a commonly available commercial weight management program resulted in more weight loss than an informal do-it-yourself method.
August 15, 2008

Moisturizers Up Skin Cancer in Mice. So what?

WebMD Health News is reporting that four commonly used moisturizers promoted skin cancers in mouse studies. The moisturizers tested in the study were Dermabase, Dermovan (a […]
September 3, 2008

Heart experts clash on Vytorin and cancer risk

Reuters is reporting that experts are clashing over the safety of the cholesterol drug Vytorin as full results from a controversial study were presented at Europe’s […]
September 16, 2008

With disagreement over baby bottle chemical (bisphenol A), what’s a parent to do?

USA Today is reporting on the confusion that consumers, in general, and parents, in particular, are having about the safety of chemicals in plastic. Even federal […]
September 19, 2008

Both real and virtual colonoscopies work. Which does Dr. Walt recommend?

Reuters News is reporting that doctors who perform colonoscopies should not be worried that they may lose business to so-called virtual colonoscopies, despite reports that both […]
October 29, 2008

10 Lifestyle Tips for Cancer Prevention

Looking for ways to cut your risk of developing cancer? Here’s a list of 10 diet and activity recommendations highlighted this week in Chicago at the […]
November 17, 2008

I’m saying “No” to assisted suicide. Will you? New web site encourages doctors, caregivers to pledge no to assisted suicide

With Washington becoming the second state to legalize assisted suicide, and others likely to follow, euthanasia opponents have put together a new web site to urge […]