benefits of breastfeeding

June 25, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in national podcast

I was delighted to join Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), to talk about my dad and his amazing […]
June 24, 2022

Study links mobile device overuse to unhealthy outcomes

You’ve heard that smartphone use may have potential health hazards, right? Well, it may be worse than we thought.
June 23, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Can poor sleep harm my health?

 Audio only – Listen here “Dear Dr. Walt, I don’t get as much sleep as I used to. I’ve read that poor sleep can actually harm […]
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.”
June 21, 2022

Tuesday Patient Story – Katie – the first patient I delivered that graduated to glory

When I arrived home late one night, my wife, Barb, and the kids were asleep. I was still revved up from the excitement of the delivery […]
June 20, 2022

New Blog Features Starting This Week

Dear readers, starting this week marketing and webmaster, Steve Raquel, and I will be starting some new weekly features that I hope you will enjoy and […]
June 19, 2022

FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO HERO – MY DAD – A podcast about his unbelievable WWII exploits – “At First Light”

On this Father’s Day, I’m so happy to present to you some unbelievable information about my hero, my dad, and his WWII exploits. I was delighted […]
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 […]
August 11, 2008

Two Amazing Studies Reveal Unexpected Longterm Benefits for Breastfed Babies

There are two amazing studies out this week revealing unexpected long term benefits of breastfeeding a baby. My Take?
April 24, 2009

Amazing new study suggests breastfeeding may lower a mom’s risk for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease later in life

I’ve been an incredibly strong advocate of breast feeding since my earliest days as a family physician, writer, and medical journalist. But, my support and advocacy […]
December 11, 2009

Breastfeeding offers women long-term protection against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis

We all know that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the baby. Breastfeeding reduces babies’ risk of these diseases by these percentages: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS):  36% […]
August 18, 2010

Six months of breast milk best for babies

Babies are less likely to develop a respiratory or gastrointestinal infection if they are exclusively breastfed for at least 6 months, according to a Dutch study, […]
August 20, 2010

Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When — May Prevent Obesity Later

Many healthcare experts believe breast-fed babies are less likely to become overweight and obese in childhood and later in life — but, we’ve never really understood […]
October 13, 2010

Breastfeeding May Lower Moms’ Diabetes Risk

Most of us are aware of the many, many benefits to the baby when the mom chooses to breastfeed … especially when mom exclusively breastfeeds for […]