caffeine

November 16, 2022

Ivermectin: Still on a losing streak as a COVID-19 treatment

MedPage Today reported, “There were no differences in relief from mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms for patients on ivermectin versus placebo, according to the ongoing ACTIV-6 trial.”
November 15, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9A – The Journey

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 […]
November 14, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase obesity and health complications

The Washington Post reports that “scientists have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to higher rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.”
November 13, 2022

Sunday Note – To my sweet Maghee: What happens to miscarried children?

A person who is very special to me, Maghee, and her husband were overjoyed to be expecting their second son. This week they learned that the […]
November 12, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
November 11, 2022

Four simple tips that may help you avoid colds and flu

Experts say there are several ways to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of illness during the cold and flu season.
November 10, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What are the dangers of obesity?

   Dear Dr. Walt, is being overweight or obese really dangerous? My family doctor seems to think so, but I read conflicting opinions. Some say […]
November 9, 2022

More weight lost with commercial program than DIY method

Research published in JAMA Network Open indicates that a commonly available commercial weight management program resulted in more weight loss than an informal do-it-yourself method.
April 25, 2022

Does caffeine cause bone thinning or osteoporosis?

Barb, my wife, was sharing coffee with some of the Jazzercize ladies. One said she had to stop coffee because she had read on the Internet […]
April 27, 2022

What supplements or lifestyle changes reduce or worsen tinnitus?

Myriad supplements are promoted for reducing symptoms of ringing in the ears (tinnitus). But do any work? And, could any actually worsen the problem?
June 8, 2022

Coffee drinkers – even those who take it with sugar – live longer

Moderate consumption of coffee, with or without sugar, is associated with a reduced risk of death, according to a prospective cohort study of British adults.
October 27, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What about energy drinks?

Dear Dr. Walt, I’m leery of all these energy drinks and shots my teenage grandchildren drink all the time. The kids feel they get an extra boost […]
November 3, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Is coffee good for one’s health?

Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our morning coffee time. It gets us up and running. And we both have a few cuppas during […]