Sports Medicine

December 4, 2021

My Fabulous New TV Show for Those Who Want to Write a Book (with a special price for YOU!)

I’m so excited to announce that my newest TV show just launched last Thursday (December 2) on LiftableTV. It’s NOT a medical show, but a show […]
December 3, 2021

FDA unveils proposal to make hearing aids available over the counter

A long-awaited Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal would allow millions of consumers to buy over-the-counter hearing aids in stores or online without a prescription or […]
December 2, 2021

The longer your bad cholesterol is high, the greater your risk of a heart attack

New research is reporting that the longer a person has high LDL, the greater their risk of suffering a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
December 1, 2021

Monthly Family Update – December 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “The Best Gift” released November 16 Great Review for The Best Gift “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian […]
December 1, 2021

It’s a no-no for most to take low-dose aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, or colon cancer

After years of recommending that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, the U.S. Preventive Services Task […]
November 30, 2021

If you have high blood pressure, you should monitor your BP at home

If you are over 50 and you have high blood pressure or a health condition for which blood pressure control is essential, at-home blood pressure checks […]
November 29, 2021

Teenagers with concussions need to move, not rest

Teenage athletes used to be told to get lots of rest after a concussion. That advice may be out of date. 
November 26, 2021

More Ideas for Thanksgiving Left Overs

Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, […]
March 31, 2011

Surprise! Stretching before run may not help in preventing most running injuries

A new study is raising eyebrows among those of us who include sports medicine in our practices. Now, before I give you the details of the […]
June 28, 2011

App for smart phones helps diagnose concussions

A physician at the University of North Carolina has teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an app (application) for mobile devices that helps determine whether […]
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 5, 2012

A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of […]
January 8, 2012

Experts criticize young athletes’ use of energy drinks

USA Today reports that doctors increasingly are warning parents and coaches about energy drinks’ contents, lax labeling requirements, and the risks of high doses of caffeine […]
February 1, 2012

Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.