Cancer

April 4, 2022

Holy guacamole! Could eating avocado reduce CVD risk?

CNN reports that “eating avocados reduced the risk of” cardiovascular disease (CVD) “in both men and women, including when eaten in place of butter, cheese or processed […]
April 3, 2022

Attention Baton Rouge and New Orleans Friends – World Premiere of “At First Light” This Week

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 […]
April 2, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part One – At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of April, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first five chapters of my latest book […]
April 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – April 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light World Premiere next week at LSU in Baton Rouge “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian […]
March 31, 2022

Alternative sweeteners in drinks may help with weight and diabetes risk

For people who are at risk for or have diabetes, drinks sweetened without sugar may help with overall sugar intake, according to a new study.
March 29, 2022

Light exposure during sleep linked to increased blood sugar and heart rate

I’ve told you in the past that sleeping in a dark room with no light improves sleep and overall health. A new study reported that sleeping for only […]
March 28, 2022

Vaccination appears to lower risk of long COVID

A study conducted in Israel found that people vaccinated against COVID-19 were 50 percent to 80 percent less likely to experience seven of the 10 most […]
March 27, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Four – The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of March, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first four chapters of my latest book […]
February 18, 2022

Another study finds e-cigarettes less effective for quitting smoking

People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
March 8, 2022

Study: No-meat, low-meat diets lower risks of common cancers

HealthDay reports a large study that suggests that people who adhere to no-meat and low-meat diets “may have lower risks of some of the most common cancers.”
March 21, 2022

Does your favorite sunscreen cause cancer?

According to ConsumerLab.com, “Scientists have discovered at least two different compounds in sunscreen that are carcinogens — benzene and benzophenone.” Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer.
March 24, 2022

Study: More U.S. women behind on recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years

MedPage Today reports, “More and more U.S. women were behind on guideline-recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years.”
April 29, 2022

Obesity nearly doubles a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer

I’ve told you in the past that being overweight or obese can increase the risk for over a dozen types of cancer.
June 13, 2022

Survey: Many people lack knowledge of risks of sunburn and tanning

HealthDay reported, “While most people probably know it’s not safe to get a sunburn, many may not realize that tanning also increases the risk of skin […]