Medical Economics

October 12, 2021

Being physically active in pregnancy helps the baby

Being physically active during pregnancy may have benefits for infant lung function, according to new research.
October 11, 2021

Can we “make up” lost sleep?

It is common knowledge that sleep is essential for health. However, new research suggests that the ability to readily “catch up” on lost sleep later is […]
October 8, 2021

Mobile stroke units successfully treat strokes

When you’re having a stroke, “time is brain” as neurologists say. The reason is that brain cells die within minutes when deprived of blood and the […]
October 7, 2021

Heart attacks occurring in marijuana users

The American Heart Association warns, “There is no documented benefit of cannabis use for cardiovascular disease prevention or treatment. In addition, there is preliminary evidence that cannabis […]
October 6, 2021

Eating breakfast regularly reduces mortality risks

A recent study found that eating breakfast regularly, especially when the meal included more than 25 grams of fiber, was linked to lower overall and cardiovascular […]
October 5, 2021

Breast milk strengthens the hearts of babies

Breast milk can give preemies’ hearts a big boost, a groundbreaking study suggests.
October 4, 2021

To live longer, walk more

A new study is reporting that folks who took about 7,000 steps a day had a 50 to 70 percent lower risk of premature death from […]
October 2, 2021

Monthly Family Update – October 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: New Episodes of “Ask Dr. Walt” Available at Liftable TV Two New Television Shows feature Dr. Walt (“A […]
August 4, 2009

Conservative protestors overwhelm healthcare townhall meetings

In my blog yesterday, I joined other conservatives in encouraging you to be sure to contact your congressmen during their August recess back home. I said, […]
August 5, 2009

Liberals Demonizing Middle America

In a recent blog I encouraged you to talk to your Congressmen during the August break about your feelings about what they are trying to do […]
August 9, 2009

Concerns About the HR3200 Healthcare Reform Bill

A fellow named Fred wrote this to me: “Don’t you have your own ideas, Doc? How would you propose to fix the system? Evidently it is […]
August 11, 2009

One side says no ‘death panel’ in health care bill

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the health care overhaul bill would set up a “death panel.” Federal bureaucrats would play God, ruling on […]
August 11, 2009

Concerns about the end of life provisions in the healthcare bill

Sarah Palin is making headlines again, this time by expressing her views on the national debate over healthcare reform. In a Facebook blog entry, Palin wrote, […]
August 11, 2009

White House Reality Check Web Site Doesn’t Dispute Abortion in Health Care Plan

President Barack Obama’s administration has released a new web site to supposedly debunk the myths opponents are using to criticize the Congressional health care proposals he […]