Mental Health

January 5, 2012

Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

NBC Nightly News reported, “a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic […]
January 4, 2012

Violent video game play may have long-term effect on brain functioning

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America reported that young men’s brains changed after […]
January 4, 2012

‘Flat Head’ Syndrome in babies usually temporary

A new report reminds physicians who care for children, and parents, that since more young babies are sleeping on their backs (to prevent SIDS), there is […]
January 3, 2012

New review of melatonin sleep supplements

Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy ANY supplement. A new review says […]
January 3, 2012

If you have hypertension can you take NSAIDs?

Is it okay for patients with uncomplicated hypertension to take NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxyn, celecoxib, etc? 
January 2, 2012

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable […]
January 2, 2012

Experts surprised by rising prevalence of celiac disease

Food companies are always trying to take advantage of the latest dietary trend or health craze. But the story of how we got to a place […]
January 1, 2012

Study reveals bacteria counts on public restroom surfaces

We all know public bathrooms are coated with bacteria, but what kind are they, and how did they get there?
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 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 24, 2022

Studies link Mediterranean diet to improved heart health and mood

For a number of years, the Mediterranean Diet has been rated by U.S. News and World Reports at the top of its “Best Diets Overall,” “The Best […]
June 4, 2022

Barb and I are on a “Walk for Life” today

Barb and I love and have supported the work of Life Network for over 20 years. And this will be our 20th year supporting their “Walk […]
June 12, 2022

Are you considering a longer fast for spiritual reasons?

I’ve not posted on Christian fasting for spiritual purposes in a couple of years, but I received a nice question posed to my “Ask Dr. Walt” […]
June 18, 2022

One-third of men foolishly believe an annual checkup is unnecessary

A third of men don’t think they need annual checkups with their doctor and almost two-thirds believe they are naturally healthier than other men, a new survey […]