Medical Economics

September 21, 2021

Reducing your and your kids’ risk of diabetes

If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your […]
September 20, 2021

What’s the right amount of sleep?

Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at […]
September 17, 2021

Fertility rates, delayed marriage, and infertility

Ob-Gyn, Joe McIlhaney, MD, writing for the Institute of Family Studies comments on the trend for couples to delay marriage until they are older and the unintended consequences […]
September 16, 2021

How can Moms achieve balance between work and home?

Moms who work away from the home often find it difficult to achieve home-work balance. A pediatrician has some prescriptions to help.
September 15, 2021

Is melatonin a safe sleep aid?

Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.
September 14, 2021

Should you eat walnuts?

It turns out eating walnuts may improve longevity while cutting the risk of premature death.
September 13, 2021

Do you need to be screened for diabetes?

If you or someone you love is overweight or obese and age 35 or older, there’s a simple, inexpensive, and potentially lifesaving test you need.
September 10, 2021

Why diabetics should drink coffee

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. There’s a surprising […]
August 26, 2009

Abortion Funding Mandate in Health Care Reform

Although President Obama has said there is not abortion funding in the healthcare reform legislation, now both liberal and conservative media sources say he is being […]
August 26, 2009

Taxpayer-Funding of Abortions Now the New Roe v Wade of the Abortion Debate

Taxpayer funding of abortions is quickly become the new Roe v. Wade or touchstone of the abortion debate. More Information:
August 29, 2009

Congressional Research Service says Obama Bearing False Witness

In this time of bitter partisanship, there are still a few issues that Republicans, Democrats and Independents can agree on. One of those issues is providing […]
September 2, 2009

Acai Berry Supplements. Super fruit or super rip off?

A reader wrote, “I would like to see Dr. Walt do a blog topic on the claimed health benefits, to include weight loss, from taking Acai […]
September 9, 2009

Grade the President’s Healthcare Reform Speech Tonight

President Obama has had a month to listen to the American people on the topic of healthcare reform. For a month, thoughtful Americans have gone to town […]
September 9, 2009

Healthcare Reform that Most Americans Support

Readers have sent notes to this blog asking, in essence, “Dr. Walt, what healthcare reform do you support?” And, in his labor day speech about healthcare […]