Sports Medicine

September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
September 20, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 7

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 […]
September 19, 2022

Two studies, one finding: Keep walking to prolong life

The UPI reported that walking and physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death.
September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
March 31, 2011

Surprise! Stretching before run may not help in preventing most running injuries

A new study is raising eyebrows among those of us who include sports medicine in our practices. Now, before I give you the details of the […]
June 28, 2011

App for smart phones helps diagnose concussions

A physician at the University of North Carolina has teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an app (application) for mobile devices that helps determine whether […]
January 5, 2012

Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

NBC Nightly News reported, “a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic […]
January 5, 2012

A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of […]
January 8, 2012

Experts criticize young athletes’ use of energy drinks

USA Today reports that doctors increasingly are warning parents and coaches about energy drinks’ contents, lax labeling requirements, and the risks of high doses of caffeine […]
February 1, 2012

Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.