Mental Health

September 13, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 6

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 12, 2022

Muscle Strengthening: New research shows it’s how often you do it, not how much

ReachMD is asking, “So, should I do muscle strengthening exercises a little bit every day, or for longer once a week?”
September 10, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” sells out its first printing

Mike Yorkey and I were delighted to learn that our WWII book about my father’s exploits and heroics, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 9, 2022

Can a two-minute walk after dinner slash your risk of a silent killer?

ReachMD reported, “Now scientists have actually proved that going for just a two-minute walk after eating can bring with it a host of health benefits.”
September 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Electric Bedspreads Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, can electric blankets cause cancer? — Burrowed in Bed in North Dakota.
September 7, 2022

Nearly half of cancer deaths could be prevented

A new study reported that “globally, nearly half of deaths due to cancer can be attributable to preventable risk factors.”
September 6, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 5

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
September 5, 2022

Grilling this Labor Day? Spices may play role in reducing cancer risk!

This is a repost of a 2010 blog of mine. But I thought it might be a great reminder to those of us who love to […]
June 23, 2008

Social Ties May Help Cut Dementia Risk

WebMD Health News is reporting a study funded by the National Institute on Aging showing that elderly women who maintain close friendships and strong family ties […]
July 14, 2008

Make Family Vacations A Healthy Memory

A recent news story, Why time off is time well spent for your health, emphasized the health benefits of a frequent, restful vacations. The story reminded me […]
July 14, 2008

Why time off is time well spent for your health

USA Today columnist, Kim Painter, writes today about “Vacation deprivation,” as it has been dubbed by Expedia.com. The phenomena has been spreading for years as Americans’ […]
July 14, 2008

Study Finds Lesbians 50 Times More Likely to Self-Harm (nothing gay about this story)

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that the habit of “self-harming” is 50 times more likely to occur in lesbians than in the general population of women. They quote […]
August 1, 2008

Marriage May Protect Against Dementia (and improves health in many other ways)

MedPage is reporting that the give and take of marriage may be enough to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment – based upon a […]
August 22, 2008

Is Spanking Associated with Child Abuse?

MedPage is reporting that a study saying that parents who use more than bare hands in spanking their children are far more likely to beat, kick, […]