Infectious disease

November 2, 2022

Who should get flu and COVID boosters ASAP?

Trick question. The answer for the flu vaccine is most who are age 6 months and older. For the COVID booster, it’s most folks age 5 […]
November 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – November 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Public Relations Campaign for Veteran’s Day Readers Love At First Light
October 31, 2022

Reminder: Halloween safety tips

Safe Kids reminds us about Halloween safety tips that are worth remembering and applying!
October 30, 2022

Sunday Message – See my International Webinar on “The Spiritual History”

I was honored to have been asked to present an international webinar to health professionals around the world on “The Spiritual History in Clinical Practice” sponsored […]
October 29, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Nice PR on “At First Light”

Ascot Media has taken over the PR work for my WWII book, At First Light, leading up to Veteran’s Day. In the first 16 days of […]
October 28, 2022

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, is the DEA National RX Take-Back Day

If you have old, out-of-date prescription, non-prescription, or natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, or supplements) that you’d like to safely dispose of a no charge, then you’ll […]
October 27, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What about energy drinks?

Dear Dr. Walt, I’m leery of all these energy drinks and shots my teenage grandchildren drink all the time. The kids feel they get an extra boost […]
October 26, 2022

Exercise boosts brain function in kids with obesity

A 109-person study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that a sustained regimen of resistance and aerobic exercise may improve academics, intelligence, and multitasking ability in […]
March 28, 2022

Vaccination appears to lower risk of long COVID

A study conducted in Israel found that people vaccinated against COVID-19 were 50 percent to 80 percent less likely to experience seven of the 10 most […]
April 5, 2022

Study links exclusive breastfeeding to lower infection risk in infants

We know that the benefits to infants that are exclusively breastfed are myriad. A new study looks at the impact of breastfeeding on the risk of […]
April 6, 2022

If you’re aged 19 to 59 there’s a new vaccine recommended for you

HealthDay reports that “hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination should be administered to all adults aged 19 to 59 years and to those aged 60 years or older with […]
May 4, 2022

COVID Vaccines saved 2.2M lives in U.S. in over 15 months

Efforts to vaccinate the U.S. population against COVID-19 prevented an estimated 17 million hospitalizations, more than 2.2 million deaths, and nearly $900 billion in health care […]
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 […]
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 […]