Woman’s Health

May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
May 11, 2022

Long COVID – Another reason for the vaccine instead of natural infection

CNN reports that “emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long COVID may have shown no COVID-19 symptoms at all when […]
May 10, 2022

Study: Vegetarian diets appear to be healthy for growing children

HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
May 9, 2022

Study compares COVID-19 cognitive effects to 20 years of natural brain aging

A small study published in eClinicalMedicine reported that cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of aging or the loss of 10 IQ […]
April 12, 2008

Postpartum depression common among American women

As a family physician, I’ve had the privilege to deliver over 1500 babies in my career. Attending a birth and seeing the miracle of birth is […]
April 14, 2008

Senator Obama: Do you really want to know when life begins?

On the eve of the Pope Benedict the 16th’s first visit to the U.S., today’s health headlines contain the two very different views of two very […]
May 2, 2008

Could your Obstetrician-Gynecologist be decertified for being pro-life?

The Christian Medical Association (disclaimer: I am a lifetime member of the CMA) has been leading the way in the national fight to protect the right […]
May 5, 2008

Is Planned Parenthood above the law?

  A story out at the end of last week, Planned Parenthood Abortion Businesses Getting Bigger, asserts that “Planned Parenthood broke the $1 billion income threshold […]
May 7, 2008

The IUD is much more likely to have an abortifacient effect than to prevent cancer

A news story out today contends that when a woman uses an Intrauterine Device (IUD) for birth control this “is associated with a 40% reduction in […]
May 21, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Comments on the Health Headlines – May 21, 2008

  Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. HAS PARLIAMENT IN BRITAN […]