Mental Health

July 19, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 3)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
July 18, 2022

Don’t throw out expired COVID home tests

According to an update from ConsumerLab.com, “If you are storing an antigen test for future use, be aware that some have longer shelf-lives (i.e., time from manufacture to […]
July 17, 2022

Sunday Note – Letter to a devastated Christian friend or the redemption of a “broken pot”

In 2019, I had a dear friend that went through an absolutely horrifying experience when a group of his former friends and colleagues promoted now-proved-totally-wrong accusations […]
July 16, 2022

Saturday Book Videos – Coauthor Mike Yorkey referees a “fight” between fans AND the book trailer

I love my coauthor, Mike Yorkey. We’ve collaborated on two books over the last two decades: God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen (2004) and At First […]
July 15, 2022

Most women unaware of increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease

The Hill reports, “An overwhelming majority of women are unaware they face an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease compared to men.”
July 14, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – “Sitting Disease” increases risk of chronic illness and premature death

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Sofa Bound in South Carolina.” Dear Dr. Walt, my family doctor said I must start exercising. She said it […]
July 13, 2022

Dr. Walt’s books are all on sale at Amazon Prime Day today

Prime Day is Amazon’s annual deal event exclusively for Prime members, featuring epic deals on top brands. It’s also an opportunity to pick up most of […]
July 12, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 2)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
April 21, 2009

What Are Friends for? A Longer Life!

Tara Pope, one of my favorite columnists, reports in the New York Times: “In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books […]
April 21, 2009

His Brain, Her Brain: The Impact upon Patient, Personal, and Professional Relationships

In 2008 I was honored to be asked to present this topic to the 36th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in San […]
May 13, 2009

Who is Right about Condoms? The Pope or the President?

It is being reported that in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Proposed Budget, the president recommends that Congress eliminate funding for abstinence education and instead pour […]
May 18, 2009

Is Alzheimer’s Disease in Your Future? New Tool May Answer Question

It may soon be easier to predict which patients 65 and older will develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, researchers said – at least compared with […]
May 22, 2009

Kava for Anxiety: Is Short-Term Use Safe?

A water-soluble extract of the plant kava was found to be safe and highly effective for the short-term treatment of anxiety in a new study. But […]