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May 11, 2022

Long COVID – Another reason for the vaccine instead of natural infection

CNN reports that “emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long COVID may have shown no COVID-19 symptoms at all when […]
May 10, 2022

Study: Vegetarian diets appear to be healthy for growing children

HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
May 9, 2022

Study compares COVID-19 cognitive effects to 20 years of natural brain aging

A small study published in eClinicalMedicine reported that cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of aging or the loss of 10 IQ […]
May 8, 2022

Very nice article featuring my dad and the book about his heroics – At First Light

Last Sunday, I was so pleased to be reading our local newspaper, the Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Colorado Springs Gazette, when I came across an unexpected surprise – a […]
May 7, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Six – 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 […]
May 6, 2022

Vaping may lead to inflammatory changes in organs

Studies in humans and animals have found that using e-cigarettes can contribute to inflammatory changes in the heart, brain, colon, and lungs. A new study of mice […]
May 5, 2022

Too much vitamin C potentially dangerous

ConsumerLab.com is reporting on an observational study among nearly 10,000 adults (average age 46) in the U.S. who were followed for about 10 years that found […]
May 4, 2022

COVID Vaccines saved 2.2M lives in U.S. in over 15 months

Efforts to vaccinate the U.S. population against COVID-19 prevented an estimated 17 million hospitalizations, more than 2.2 million deaths, and nearly $900 billion in health care […]
October 14, 2022

U.S. breast cancer death rates fall dramatically

The US mortality rate from breast cancer fell by 43% from 1989 to 2020 driven by improvements in screening, awareness, and treatment.
October 21, 2022

Former smokers adhering to health recommendations reduce premature death

If you are a former smoker or a current smoker who stops, you have automatically dramatically reduced your risk of premature death. But, do you want […]
November 3, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Is coffee good for one’s health?

Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our morning coffee time. It gets us up and running. And we both have a few cuppas during […]
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 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.”
December 14, 2022

‘Tis the season for colorectal screening? Give a life-saving gift this Christmas.

Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? One study found that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near […]