Mental Health

August 21, 2022

Sunday Note – Health Professionals explore spiritual health with patients

Long-time readers know that for the last three decades I’ve taught Christian healthcare professionals around the world how to provide whole-person spiritual care to their patients. […]
August 20, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named an Page Turner Book Award Finalist

The Page Turner Awards judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. At First Light was nominated. So, what happened?
August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
August 18, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Don’t eat like a Southerner!

Dear Dr. Walt, Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ […]
August 17, 2022

Sleep joins cholesterol and other factors on heart health checklist

Frequent readers of this blog understand the healthful benefits of a good night’s sleep – from reducing weight to improved mental and physical health. Now the  […]
August 16, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 2

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 […]
August 15, 2022

FDA issues warnings about products to remove moles and skin tags

Healio reports, “The FDA has issued warnings to three companies for selling unapproved products to remove moles or skin tags, according to a press release.”
August 14, 2022

Sunday Note – Post Abortion Ministry

If you have not experienced an abortion yourself, you almost certainly know friends, family, and neighbors who — whether you realize it or not — have […]
December 3, 2008

Too Much TV and Web time harms kids’ health in almost every way

Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web is strongly associated with a wide range of health problems among kids, […]
December 5, 2008

Johns Hopkins Review of Abortion, Depression Link Ignores Three New Studies

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have looked at more than a dozen studies on abortion and mental health issues and they claim there is no link. […]
December 5, 2008

Researchers Dismissing Abortion-Depression Link Funded by Planned Parenthood

The results of a new study from a Johns Hopkins University research team claiming that there is no link between abortions and mental health problems for […]
December 5, 2008

HEADLINE: “Abortion not seen linked with depression.” Don’t believe it for a second.

Reuters is reporting today that “No high-quality study done to date can document that having an abortion causes psychological distress, or a “post-abortion syndrome,” and “efforts […]
December 8, 2008

Study Shows Happiness is contagious

The Washington Post is reporting, “Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings, and spouses like the flu.” They base their headline on a study published […]
December 10, 2008

Families can find joy in pared-down, simpler holidays

The stock market has sunk. Your retirement account is evaporating. Bankruptcies, layoffs and home foreclosures dominate the news. Joy to the world? It’s that glorious time […]