heart attack prevention

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.
November 8, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 8B – Katie

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 7, 2022

You need to know the surprising symptoms of the latest COVID variants

New research shows that the most common COVID-19 variants have symptoms very similar to the common cold AND VERY DIFFERENT from previous stains of COVID.
November 5, 2022

Saturday Book Report – You’ll want to hear some of my recent interviews about my WWII book

Ascot Media is continuing a successful Veteran’s Day PR campaign for my WWII book, At First Light. We’re now going to continue the campaign through the holiday season. I […]
November 4, 2022

Did you know that the more symptoms you have after a COVID-19 vaccine the better?

CNN reported on a new study revealing that some of the side effects of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are actually a very good thing.
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 […]
November 2, 2022

Who should get flu and COVID boosters ASAP?

Trick question. The answer for the flu vaccine is most who are age 6 months and older. For the COVID booster, it’s most folks age 5 […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
May 3, 2022

Most people do NOT need a daily low-dose aspirin

CNN reports that “after years of recommending regular aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke,” scientists with the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) “now see little […]
May 20, 2022

High intake of ultra-processed foods increases risk for a second heart attack and stroke

HealthDay reports research suggests that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
July 20, 2022

Sedentary lifestyle ups risk for premature mortality and CV events

A study of more than 100,000 adults in 21 countries found that being sedentary for more than 8 hours each day is dangerous to your health.
September 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]