Cancer

March 15, 2022

Study finds lasting protection from COVID-19 vaccines

COVID vaccination, particularly the mRNA vaccine, offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at […]
March 14, 2022

Study: Regular home BP readings are the most accurate at diagnosing hypertension

HealthDay reports, “Regular blood pressure readings at home are more accurate for diagnosing high blood pressure than those taken at a doctor’s office.”
March 13, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Two – 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 […]
March 12, 2022

“At First Light,” my WWII book, releases in about five weeks

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
March 11, 2022

What to do for the disturbing symptoms of long COVID?

As I told you earlier this week, I’m blessed to be a small part of a great team of healthcare professionals at UCHealth and the University […]
March 10, 2022

More sleep may help adults lose weight

My patients are often surprised to learn that better sleep, along with exercise and good nutrition, helps with weight loss.
March 9, 2022

COVID Booster advice keeps changing so here’s how to figure out what you should do

It’s a privilege to be a part of the wonderful healthcare professionals at UCHealth in Colorado. They recently published some advice, “Making sense of coronavirus vaccine […]
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.”
September 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Electric Bedspreads Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, can electric blankets cause cancer? — Burrowed in Bed in North Dakota.
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
October 5, 2022

Breast cancer risk lower with physical activity

Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time may reduce a woman’s breast cancer risk. This encouraging finding is based on research published in the British Journal of […]
October 7, 2022

Reducing sweet beverages and increasing steps reduces risk of premature death, cancer, heart disease, and dementia

HealthDay reports that “drinking too many sugary beverages may increase the risk of death from cancer.” This is according to a study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
October 10, 2022

Smoking, drinking, high BMI linked to almost half of all cancer deaths

An analysis found that 4.5 million global cancer deaths in 2019, or more than 44%, may have been preventable.