Marriage and Family Health

September 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – September 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: My WWII book awarded a Silver Medal by the Military Writers Society of America A Major Review of […]
September 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Non-Stick Pots and Pans Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, Are Teflon pans safe? Are there better nonstick alternatives? —Kitchen Cookin’ in Kentucky
August 31, 2022

Smoking in pregnancy tied to harmful brain changes in unborn babies and children

A study involving more than 2,700 children ages 9 to 11 found that exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with lower brain volumes as […]
August 30, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 2B – First Day

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
August 29, 2022

Healthy adults who exercise reduce risk of premature death and dementia

Healio reported, “Healthy adults who reported long-term, guideline-recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity were less likely to die of any cause during decades of follow-up compared […]
August 28, 2022

Sunday Note – 988: A new national suicide prevention and crisis Lifeline

I hope you’ll help me spread awareness of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This will save lives!
August 27, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Don’t miss my WWII interview on the History Unplugged Podcast

One of the very first interviews I did on my new WWII book, At First Light, had finally seen the light of day. I think you’ll […]
August 26, 2022

Is a glass of wine with a meal healthful or not?

Analyzing data from around the world, researchers found young drinkers are prone to risky behavior, while older drinkers enjoy wine’s health benefits. But there’s MUCH more […]
December 5, 2009

The Essential Role of the Father (and a Doula) in Childbirth — “Let my people go!”

In the 1990s, I published a number of papers in the medical and birthing literature to help birthing families design and experience safer and more satisfying […]
December 14, 2009

MEDIA ALERT: Dr. Walt and Barb to be featured on Focus on the Family Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Barb and I have just learned that an interview we did with Dr. James Dobson for his daily international Focus on the Family radio broadcast has […]
February 13, 2010

3 Lifestyle Habits That Can Boost Your Sex Drive

For this Valentine’s Day weekend, some advice for our married readers from my friends at Health.com on how you can not only boost your sex drive, […]
February 17, 2010

What to Do When Heart Disease Hurts Your Sex Life

This article, from Health.com, will be, I would think, very helpful for married couples where one or both spouses has cardiovascular disease. It answers a number […]
February 17, 2010

Sexual satisfaction is a complex process that vexes many women and their doctors

Continuing our Valentine’s Day theme of sexual satisfaction in marriage, I thought you might find this article from the Washington Post of interest. It’s penned by Daphne […]
March 5, 2010

TV, Computers Linked to Weak Relationships

Children in recent New Zealand studies who spent a lot of time watching television and using computer games had less attachment to family and peers. The […]