Men’s Health

October 14, 2022

U.S. breast cancer death rates fall dramatically

The US mortality rate from breast cancer fell by 43% from 1989 to 2020 driven by improvements in screening, awareness, and treatment.
October 13, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do you want to live longer and live better?

Dear Dr. Walt, what do you recommend to people to help them live better and longer? From, Looking for Durability in Delaware.
October 12, 2022

Early risers — who also stay busy — benefit from a better mood and mind

A new study reported that early risers who also stayed active throughout the day performed better on cognition tests and had lower rates of depression.
October 11, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 7A – First Call

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
October 10, 2022

Smoking, drinking, high BMI linked to almost half of all cancer deaths

An analysis found that 4.5 million global cancer deaths in 2019, or more than 44%, may have been preventable.
October 9, 2022

Sunday Message – Pro-Life IS Pro-Science

I’m a fan of Gary Bauer, the Founder and President of American Values. In a recent “End of the Day” email, Gary very nicely summed up […]
October 8, 2022

Saturday Book Report – The video of my national presentation about my WWII book is ready for you

This last Wednesday, October 5, 2002, I had the privilege to address a national audience to talk about my WWII book, At First Light: A True […]
October 7, 2022

Reducing sweet beverages and increasing steps reduces risk of premature death, cancer, heart disease, and dementia

HealthDay reports that “drinking too many sugary beverages may increase the risk of death from cancer.” This is according to a study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
February 27, 2009

Study indicates cutting calories may help people lose weight regardless of diet

A new study confirms that the type of diet you pick doesn’t matter so much for weight loss; it’s sticking to it that counts.  Researchers compared […]
February 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 4 – Can Faith be Unhealthy?

While faith can have positive effects on health, it can also have negative effects. Although religious beliefs are a source of comfort and support for many […]
March 4, 2009

Study suggests heartburn drugs may reduce Plavix effectiveness

A CBS Evening News story had patients calling my office today. Katie Couric reported, “A warning tonight for heart patients who combine Plavix [clopidogrel bisulfate] with […]
March 9, 2009

What if healthcare reform in America led to the banning of life-prolonging cancer drugs? Don’t think it could happen? Then read this.

My friend, Gary Bauer, wrote in his daily email blast, “During the debate on the so-called ‘stimulus’ bill, many conservatives warned against a provision snuck into […]
March 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 6 – Why God’s Response to Prayer Isn’t Always to Heal

Despite what many television preachers tell us, the Bible does not teach that God’s response to a prayer to cure illness is an immediate physical healing. […]