Marriage and Family Health

August 25, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Healthful Nutrition for Children

Dear Dr. Walt, My husband and I were reading about the obesity epidemic in America and were disheartened at just how many children are obese. What […]
August 24, 2022

Healthful diet and exercise needed to reduce your risk of dying prematurely

Both a healthful diet and regular exercise are necessary to achieve the lowest premature mortality risk.
August 23, 2022

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

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 […]
August 22, 2022

Study links lifestyle habits to prostate cancer risks

Do you have a family history of prostate cancer? Here’s some exciting news on how to decrease your cancer risk.
August 21, 2022

Sunday Note – Health Professionals explore spiritual health with patients

Long-time readers know that for the last three decades I’ve taught Christian healthcare professionals around the world how to provide whole-person spiritual care to their patients. […]
August 20, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named an Page Turner Book Award Finalist

The Page Turner Awards judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. At First Light was nominated. So, what happened?
August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
August 18, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Don’t eat like a Southerner!

Dear Dr. Walt, Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ […]
April 16, 2010

Praying for Our Unborn Children and Grandchildren

When Scott (our son) and his wife, Jennifer, were pregnant with their first child (Anna Kate), we were visiting with our dear friends, Boone and Peggy […]
May 7, 2010

Miscarriage or Stillbirth Should be a ‘911 Call’ for Churches and Healthcare Professionals

Many of you know that Barb and I have lost four children during pregnancy. Both of us were surprised at the depth of emotion we went […]
May 10, 2010

Surprisingly, Family Time Has Grown

Working parents perpetually agonize that they don’t see enough of their children. But a surprising new study finds that mothers and fathers alike are doing a […]
May 20, 2010

Unexpected Consequences of Twitter, Facebook, and the Self-Esteem Movement?

Here’s an interesting story that I’ve excerpted from an article, “Twitter and YouTube: Unexpected Consequences of the Self-Esteem Movement?” published in the Psychiatric Times. To Americans […]
May 20, 2010

New research touts the benefits of marriage on health

Tara Parker-Pope, of the New York Times, recently did an excellent analysis on the topic of the effects of marriage on health. Parker-Pope reports, “Contemporary studies […]
June 18, 2010

Three Really Pernicious Messages behind the “Lesbians Make Better Parents” Story line

Conservative researchers and bloggers are dealing with the sampling and reporting problems associated with a recent study purporting to show that the children of lesbians are […]