attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]
September 27, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 8

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 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]
September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
June 12, 2008

St. John’s Wort No Help in ADHD

ABC News reports a new study suggesting that St. John’s wort is not a useful treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Although the researchers […]
June 17, 2009

Could ADHD medications cause sudden death in children?

A new study, published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, concluded  that indicated that “the stimulants may be associated with sudden death.” If your child […]
July 13, 2009

ADHD – Information for parents

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that can affect both social interaction and academics. Parents have LOTS of questions about ADHD. The American Academy of […]
August 16, 2010

ADHD drugs have no long-term growth effects: study

When I wrote the medical sections for the book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster, I discussed the fact that there had been concerns, in some circles, […]
August 8, 2022

Breastfeeding tied to academic performance, ADHD risk among children born preterm

HealthDay reports that “preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”