COVID protection

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 […]
September 20, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 7

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 19, 2022

Two studies, one finding: Keep walking to prolong life

The UPI reported that walking and physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death.
September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
February 2, 2022

Why Omicron should not be called “mild”!

Healthcare and public health experts with whom I’m speaking are increasingly concerned about the media and others calling the Omicron variant of COVID a “mild COVID.” […]
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]
March 3, 2022

Study: Ivermectin does not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill

Reuters reports “researchers found that treatment with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin did not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill in a randomized clinical trial.”
March 7, 2022

Getting vaccinated after COVID infection drastically reduces the risk of reinfection

People with a history of COVID-19 who get vaccinated appear to have a dramatically reduced risk of future reinfection.
March 15, 2022

Study finds lasting protection from COVID-19 vaccines

COVID vaccination, particularly the mRNA vaccine, offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at […]
March 22, 2022

Unvaccinated kids 8 times more likely to get COVID-19

Research published in the journal Pediatrics showed that COVID-19 incidence was eight times greater in unvaccinated children than in those who had been vaccinated.