Medical Economics

June 30, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Advice for Better ZZZs

Dear Dr. Walt, what are some tips to improve my sleep? —Wanting to Sleep More in Texas
June 29, 2022

Study links optimism to longer lifespan

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found high levels of optimism were associated with longer life and greater odds of living […]
June 28, 2022

Tuesday Mentor Story – Dr. James Upp and the life-giving power of forgiveness

One of my favorite mentors during my time in medical school was a pediatrician who taught me not by words, but by deeply personal actions, about […]
June 27, 2022

Most people think their diet is healthier than it is

How healthy is your diet? It seems like a simple question, but according to a new study, it’s one that most Americans struggle to get right.
June 26, 2022

Sunday Note — Christian Health Professionals respond to SCOTUS abortion ruling

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) announced their response to the abortion decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. I’m a life member of CMDA […]
June 25, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in national podcast

I was delighted to join Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), to talk about my dad and his amazing […]
June 24, 2022

Study links mobile device overuse to unhealthy outcomes

You’ve heard that smartphone use may have potential health hazards, right? Well, it may be worse than we thought.
June 23, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Can poor sleep harm my health?

 Audio only – Listen here “Dear Dr. Walt, I don’t get as much sleep as I used to. I’ve read that poor sleep can actually harm […]
November 12, 2008

Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only […]
November 17, 2008

Pharmacy Savings Over 70% Are Easily Found with Free, Online Resources

With 25% of Americans paying out-of-pocket to fill prescriptions, and with those ranks likely to grow in coming months, I wanted you to know about a […]
December 12, 2008

Cutting Drug Costs: 11 Dos and Don’ts

In these tight economic times, people are looking for ways to stretch their money. But when it comes to your medications, some cost-cutting strategies make sense, […]
January 5, 2009

Dr. Walt’s Most Popular Blogs of 2008

If you follow Dr. Walt’s blogs, you might be interested in his most popular posts of the last year. Or, if you’re new to this blog, […]
January 19, 2009

Cheap strategies to improve your health in tough economic times

During difficult economic times, we all have to develop strategies to be better stewards with the money we have. But, tough economic times don’t mean that […]
January 30, 2009

Tips on how to decide on a company health insurance plan

  By and large, the chance to change insurance plans came and went for many people several months ago. But new employees of companies offering healthcare […]