Cancer

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 […]
October 20, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – The Bible and Physical Health

  Dear Dr. Walt, Jesus says only the sick need a doctor (Mark 2:17). Does the Bible say much about healthy living? Theologically Growing in Tennessee
October 19, 2022

Exercise boosts immunity against infectious disease

Research indicates that regular exercise may improve immunity against infectious diseases including COVID-19.
October 18, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 7B – First Call

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 […]
October 17, 2022

Daily tea consumption tied to numerous health benefits

NBC News reported, “Mounting evidence suggests that drinking several cups of tea per day has numerous health benefits, including lowering one’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, […]
October 15, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” news story featured around the country

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a nice article in the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper about my father and the book I wrote […]
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 13, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do you want to live longer and live better?

Dear Dr. Walt, what do you recommend to people to help them live better and longer? From, Looking for Durability in Delaware.
March 20, 2009

Routine Prostate Cancer Screenings Don’t Significantly Prevent Deaths, Research Shows

Two large, long-awaited studies have failed to produce convincing evidence that routine prostate cancer screening significantly reduces the chances of dying from the disease without putting […]
March 20, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 7 – Not All Healing is From God

How we pursue health and healing is very important. Our concern, as Christians, is that there are wrong ways (even evil ways) people can pursue and […]
April 3, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 9 – Life Energy and Medical Magic

Alternative therapies based on “life energy” use principles just like those generally attributed to magic. Although “magic” is difficult to define concisely, magical practices do have […]
April 15, 2009

Saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood in private cord blood banks not a wise investment

Prospective parents face an array of medical decisions before their baby is born, but now families are facing a new question: “Should they shell out $1,500 […]