Category Archives: Woman’s Health

Reducing your and your kids’ risk of diabetes

If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you may find yourself worrying about whether it will show up in you or your kids. And your worries are well-founded as people at high genetic risk for type 2 diabetes are … Continue reading

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What’s the right amount of sleep?

Sleep duration is tied to early Alzheimer’s disease according to a recent large analysis by Stanford University researchers. The study involved 4,417 with normal cognitive scores at the start of the study.

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How can Moms achieve balance between work and home?

Moms who work away from the home often find it difficult to achieve home-work balance. A pediatrician has some prescriptions to help.

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Is melatonin a safe sleep aid?

Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.

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Do you need to be screened for diabetes?

If you or someone you love is overweight or obese and age 35 or older, there’s a simple, inexpensive, and potentially lifesaving test you need.

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Why diabetics should drink coffee

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. There’s a surprising intervention to reduce that risk that diabetics may wish to consider every morning.

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Pregnancy, smoking, and alcohol don’t mix

What pregnant woman anxiously expecting the birth of her baby would want to purposefully harm that baby? Almost none. And here’s a way to improve the mother and the baby’s health.

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Eat one hot dog and your life could be 36 minutes shorter

Researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated more than 5,800 foods and their impact on human health and the environment. Among their surprising discoveries was that eating a single hot dog could cost you thirty-six minutes of your life.

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Getting out of your chair every 30 minutes improves health

HealthDay reports research suggesting “that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.”

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” on Liftable TV — Spiritual Health

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.” 

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Sugar can increase dementia and Alzheimer’s risk

A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reported that “Total sugar intake may affect cognitive function over time, with higher amounts potentially increasing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”

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Snoring is a potential killer

Do you, or someone you love snore excessively or even stop breathing for seconds at a time while asleep? It could be obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, and that would mean a significantly increased risk for premature death.

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Who has lower cardiovascular risk, teetotalers or light drinkers?

Light alcohol consumption has been reported to be cardio-protective among apparently healthy individuals; however, it is unclear whether this association is also present in those with cardiovascular disease.

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Lonely seniors at high-risk to use risky medications

Recent research indicates that lonely seniors are much more likely to take opioid analgesics, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs, and other medications potentially putting them at increased risk for drug dependency, attention problems, falls, accidents, and premature mental decline.

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Disturbing overlap between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s

The findings from multiple studies made public at an Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest some worrisome overlaps between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Increased risks identified from red and processed meats

New research reveals that eating processed or red meats can increase your risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death and disability.

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Fake Beef

The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” categories involves a slew of so-called “plant-based fake meats” that purport to be healthier for people and the planet. But, are they?

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” — Loneliness Can Kill!

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Loneliness Can Kill.” 

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Can citrus increase the risk of skin cancer?

According to a report from ConsumerLab.com, “Several observational studies have generally shown higher intake of citrus to be associated with increased risk of skin cancers, with some differences in the types of citrus and types of cancers.” Does this mean … Continue reading

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How to avoid sunscreens and after-sun products contaminated with cancer-causing benzene

Benzene, which has been linked to blood cancers, has been reported in a large number of sunscreens and after-sun products that were independently tested by Valisure, LLC, a company that independently checks the chemical composition of medications and healthcare products.

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Skipping breakfast leads to clear nutritional gaps

A study in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society​​​ found that adults who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to miss out on a number of important nutrients.

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Most Americans do not adhere to diets that prevent cancer

HealthDay reports, “The eating habits of most American adults aren’t in line with dietary guidelines that can reduce the risk of cancer, a new study finds.”

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Southern-style diet associated with higher odds for sudden cardiac death

I love my wife’s “GRITS” T-shirt. “GRITS” stands for “Girls Raised in The South.” We were both born and raised in the south, so we’ve also followed the data on what we were fed growing up!

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Exercise lessens the health risks of poor sleep

Did you know that poor sleep increases your risk of a number of chronic health issues and can lead to premature death? And for those who, no matter what they do, cannot find a good sleep pattern, there is something … Continue reading

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What’s the best diet to lower blood pressure?

A recent study found that the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet was the best.

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” available on Liftable TV

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Power of Positive Friends and Healthful Relationships.” 

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Weight-loss supplements a waste of money?

A new scientific review of 315 randomized-controlled trials of weight-loss supplements or alternative weight-loss therapies has been released. What did it show?

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Could a blood test screen for 50 types of cancer?

A surprising study has concluded that a simple blood test may be able to detect as many as 50 different types of cancer in a way that appears to be accurate and reliable. But is this test ready for “prime … Continue reading

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Weight-loss supplements contain hidden prohibited stimulants

You may be surprised to learn that in the United States, natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are virtually unregulated substances. As a result, consumers beware!

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Loneliness can make us sick, but here are tips to fight back

On my new TV show, “Ask Dr. Walt” on LiftableTV, I devoted an entire show to the topic, “Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague.” I consider healthy relationships one of the top ten essentials of highly healthy people. Here’s why:

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