healthcare reform

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.
September 15, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Keeping Nail Care Safe

Dear Dr. Walt, what are the health risks of getting a manicure or pedicure? I’ve heard they can spread fungal diseases. Is that true? — Wanting a […]
September 14, 2022

Two or more cups of tea a day may reduce premature death risk

MedPage Today reported, “Drinking two or more cups of black tea daily was associated with a 9% to 13% lower risk for all-cause mortality, compared with not […]
August 14, 2009

Health Myth #10: Preventive Medicine Saves Money

According to a column by Charles Krauthammer, MD, “Obama (touts) prevention as amazingly dual-purpose: ‘It saves lives. It also saves money.’ Reform proponents repeat this like a […]
August 15, 2009

What is wrong with end-of-life counseling in healthcare reform?

I was on a radio interview yesterday, where the interviewer asked, “So, what’s wrong with end-of-life counseling? I mean, isn’t it considered quality medicine for doctors […]
August 16, 2009

Don’t confuse Obamacare with Colorado’s healthcare reform

President Barack Obama’s plan is to push American health care down the path toward socialized medicine. According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, a majority of Americans […]
August 26, 2009

Taxpayer-Funding of Abortions Now the New Roe v Wade of the Abortion Debate

Taxpayer funding of abortions is quickly become the new Roe v. Wade or touchstone of the abortion debate. More Information:
August 27, 2009

Christian Doctors Group Warns of New Pro-Suicide Bias in Law and Policy

The Christian Medical Association (CMA), the nation’s largest faith-based organization of physicians, today warned of the potential for pro-suicide ideology to seep into law and government […]
August 29, 2009

Congressional Research Service says Obama Bearing False Witness

In this time of bitter partisanship, there are still a few issues that Republicans, Democrats and Independents can agree on. One of those issues is providing […]