bariatric surgery

August 10, 2022

Study links diet to mental health

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who regularly ate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables reported more positive mental health.
August 9, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 1

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 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).”
August 7, 2022

Sunday Note – A Dangerous Trend: Video-Based Abortions

My wife, Barb and I, are so grateful to many of you for your past support for our “Walk for Life” for Life Network. It’s just […]
August 6, 2022

Saturday Book Report – CBS Photojournalist produces WWII book trailer

While Barb and I were in Baton Rouge in April for the World Premier of my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War […]
August 5, 2022

Eliminating certain risk factors helps prevent dementia

The New York Times reported a new and exciting preventive approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
August 4, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – How long should I walk for my health?

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “How Long to Walk in Wisconsin.” Dear Dr. Walt, can you settle a debate? My doctor says we have […]
August 3, 2022

Study: No link between coffee drinking, pregnancy risks

A large study concluded that drinking coffee during pregnancy is NOT associated with elevated risk for adverse health outcomes.
February 21, 2010

Surgery better than diet, exercise in morbidly obese teens

Reuters is reporting that severely (morbidly) obese teens who had surgery to limit what they could eat lost more weight and enjoyed more health benefits than […]
May 2, 2011

Bariatric surgery should be considered as treatment for diabetics with severe obesity

Recently a friend at church, who is obese and has type 2 diabetes, asked if she should consider bariatric surgery. For my friend and the millions […]
January 27, 2012

Weight-loss surgery reduces risk of death from cardiovascular disease

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, weight-loss surgery may be linked to a […]
June 22, 2022

Weight loss tied to huge drop in cancer risk and mortality

MedPage Today reported, “Weight loss, even achieved through bariatric surgery, reduced the risk of obesity-related cancer.”