Medical Economics

July 8, 2022

Want a lower risk for breast cancer? Consider a plant-based diet

HealthDay reported, “Women who follow a healthy plant-based diet after menopause appear to face a substantially lower risk for breast cancer, new French research indicates.”
July 7, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Treating Sleeplessness

Dear Dr. Walt, what are the best treatment options for insomnia? My doctor says health professionals are no longer using sleeping medications long-term. What’s that all […]
July 6, 2022

Diets high in inflammatory foods tied to brain aging

MedPage Today reported, “Diets high in inflammatory foods were linked with global markers of brain aging and cerebral small vessel disease.”
July 5, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 1)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
July 4, 2022

Ronald Reagan — What the Fourth of July means to me

In his first year as president, Ronald Reagan wrote an essay entitled “What the Fourth of July Means To Me.” Today, as you prepare to celebrate […]
July 3, 2022

Sunday Note – America IS something to celebrate

A Bloomberg poll a few years back found that 66% of Americans felt our country was on the wrong track. A Gallup poll found 55% of Americans felt it was […]
July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
July 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – July 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Video Trailer for At First Light At First Light well-received by readers Article featuring At First Light in WWII […]
September 26, 2008

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot or Nasal Spray? If not, what’s Your Excuse?

WebMD Health News is reporting that mMore Americans are getting flu shots – but still far too few, the CDC reports. So, when are you planning […]
September 26, 2008

6 ways to save money on drugs and doctors

Go online to find cheaper contact lenses? Use a dental school for anything you need done to your teeth? Negotiate with doctors and hospitals if the […]
October 8, 2008

Vending Machines with Unhealthy Food Found in Most Middle Schools – Dr. Walt offers solutions for parents

Three-quarters of middle schools have vending machines where snacks and sugared drinks are sold, a new study finds. The research demonstrates that there are vending machines […]
October 24, 2008

Doctors Admit the Obvious: You Can’t Get a Live Organ from a Dead Body

In a remarkably candid article about organ donation in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a doctor and a bioethicist have made the unnerving observation […]
November 7, 2008

Five steps to getting a second opinion online

In the past, I’ve blogged about how online services let patients seek a second opinion from home. Now, CNN Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, has written a […]
November 7, 2008

U.S. News unveils ranking of health insurance plans (including Medicare)

U.S. News & World Report recently released its ranking of the top health insurance plans in the U.S. If you desire to be your own healthcare […]