Medical Economics

November 25, 2021

An amazing Thanksgiving proclamation by the President of the United States of America

What a surprise it is, to those of us with modern sensitivities, to read this amazing Thanksgiving proclamation—especially since it was released by the President of the […]
November 24, 2021

A Thanksgiving Prescription for You!

My Thanksgiving prescription for you and your family is to try a simple five-minute exercise every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I liken it to taking […]
November 23, 2021

Treat yourself well during the Thanksgiving holiday

The holidays can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down during this Thanksgiving […]
November 22, 2021

Go healthy, not hungry for Thanksgiving dining

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others […]
November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Over the Loss of a Child?

A dear woman, who I don’t know and have never met, Stephanie Anderson, recently lost her little boy, Isaiah, in utero. She has penned a beautiful […]
November 19, 2021

Should you use low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has for years recommended that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack […]
November 19, 2021

“The Best Gift” is on a Black-Friday sale already

My latest book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons, can be found at a crazy-good Black Friday sale for almost 50% […]
November 18, 2021

As kids increase screen time, their mental health suffers

We know that getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens is good for kids. So, it’s no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who […]
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 […]