Marriage and Family Health

June 12, 2022

Are you considering a longer fast for spiritual reasons?

I’ve not posted on Christian fasting for spiritual purposes in a couple of years, but I received a nice question posed to my “Ask Dr. Walt” […]
June 11, 2022

Latest Review of my WWII Book – At First Light – is very encouraging

Most of you know that my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, […]
June 10, 2022

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions tied to avoidable adverse events and expenditures in children

Healio reports, “Researchers found that inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were associated with avoidable adverse drug events in children, including Clostridioides difficile, and substantial health care expenditures.”
June 9, 2022

Childhood poisoning from melatonin increased more than 500% the last 9 years

The AP reports, “Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin – including a big jump during the pandemic.”
June 8, 2022

Coffee drinkers – even those who take it with sugar – live longer

Moderate consumption of coffee, with or without sugar, is associated with a reduced risk of death, according to a prospective cohort study of British adults.
June 7, 2022

Many parents are making a mistake that could increase their baby’s risk of SIDS

According to a report in HealthDay, most parents know that placing newborns on their backs to sleep can slash the risk of sudden infant death syndrome […]
June 6, 2022

What does “D-Day” really mean? You may be surprised!

Here’s an Op-Ed I wrote titled, “What should our D-Day anniversary mean?” It ran in today’s Washington Examiner newspaper in Washington, D.C. I hope it will be a blessing (and […]
June 5, 2022

Spiritual Assessment (or Spiritual History) in Clinical Care

Last February (it was 2022, and not 2021 as I have on the slide), I was asked to present a keynote address at the Faith and […]
June 2, 2011

Family meals reduce risk of children being overweight

The CNN “Eatocracy” blog reports, “A study in the journal Pediatrics finds that children and adolescents who share meals with their families at least three times per […]
June 2, 2011

How (and why) to increase the number of family meals at home

Family meals have long been an American tradition. During the past several decades, however, the American family has undergone radical changes—and family meals have changed at […]
June 19, 2011

A well-loved child more likely to be a loving spouse

The ability of men and women to have staying power and a strong level of commitment in their romantic relationships and marriage can be traced back […]
June 28, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: Barb and I were featured on “Your Family Live”

Today, Barb and I were interviewed on the Internet TV show, Your Family Live, about our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen […]
July 17, 2011

Dad’s good parenting may help daughters avoid risky sex

The daughters of fathers with good parenting skills are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds.
October 10, 2011

Study says cohabiting parents do kids harm

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems according to a new report from the University of Virgina’s […]