Medical Economics

May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
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 […]
April 25, 2008

How to Cut Your Prescription Costs

I’ve found that both healthcare professionals and our patients are always looking for ways to decrease the cost for medications. I’ve found there are a number […]
May 21, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Comments on the Health Headlines – May 21, 2008

  Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. HAS PARLIAMENT IN BRITAN […]
June 2, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 3, 2008

Here are my comments on some of today’s health headlines: FDA Approves Spray-On Estrogen to Treat Menopause The FDA has approved a form of spray-on estrogen […]
June 6, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 6, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines, including one that is, in my opinion, being blown way out of perspective: Mercury teeth fillings […]
June 9, 2008

Red Yeast Rice (Chinese Supplement) May Cut Heart Risk

ABC News is reporting a study showing Chinese red yeast rice extract reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by nearly one half. The researchers tested […]
June 12, 2008

Oregon Offers to Pay for Cancer Patient to Kill Herself

  Family News in Focus is reporting that a patient in Oregon, dying of lung cancer, has been denied payment for any more drug treatment. But, […]