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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.
August 2, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 5)

Not only did the children I cared in my Family Medicine Practice in Kissimmee, Florida, keep me young — so did some of my early experiences as […]
August 21, 2011

CDC: Flu vaccine is out and it’s for almost everyone

It’s time for your influenza vaccine. This week I’ll be sharing a number of blogs on the flu vaccine, especially for healthcare professionals, children, and pregnant […]
August 22, 2011

Egg allergy no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination

MedPage Today reported, “Having an egg allergy is no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination, according to new guidance for the upcoming flu season from the […]
August 24, 2011

Pregnant women less likely to have premature infants after flu vaccine

Expectant mothers who received the influenza vaccine were less likely to have premature or smaller infants, according to a new study released in PLoS Medicine.
August 24, 2011

Serious dangers for pregnant women who do NOT get the flu vaccine

The AP reports, “Federal health officials are warning of serious dangers for pregnant women who get the flu.” And the good news is that these dangers […]
August 26, 2011

Kids benefit from flu vaccine via shot or nasal spray, study finds

Children younger than 3 years old receive roughly the same amount of protection from the flu vaccine regardless of which method (injection, nasal spray, or one […]
August 26, 2011

Study shows flu vaccine is safe for children

A new study involving over 60,000 children published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that “the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) does NOT seem to […]