Heart Health

December 5, 2022

Is morning or afternoon exercise best?

Eat This, Not That reports, “Exercise can offer many benefits” at least “for people aged 50 and older.”
December 3, 2022

Saturday Book Report – More great news about my WWII book “At First Light”

My and Mike Yorkey’s epic book about my father’s WWII exploits (he was the youngest and one of the most decorated front-line officers in WWII) came […]
December 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – December 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Order signed and personalized copies of my books Mark your calendar: At First Light to be featured on […]
December 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Dangerous weight-loss supplements

Dear Dr. Walt, on your blog two weeks ago, you mentioned that weight-loss supplements could cause harm. Like what? — Interested in Indiana
November 30, 2022

Is too much social media use linked to decline in mental health?

Futurism reports, “As a new education and public policy study reveals, young adults across multiple personality types who begin using social media for five hours or more […]
November 29, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 10A – Our Town

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 28, 2022

How dangerous is getting less than five hours of sleep a day?

Health reports, “Getting five hours of sleep or less at night could put older adults at a higher risk of developing multiple chronic problems.”
November 26, 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. 
January 12, 2009

What a woman’s heart needs, at every age

Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the US. While 8 million women have it,  you can take specific steps to protect your heart […]
February 18, 2009

How You Can Eat Heart-Healthy Food While Eating Out – What to enjoy, what to avoid

Eating out doesn’t have to mean consuming foods that contribute to heart disease. Recently Men’s Health magazine Editor Peter Moore discussed healthy options in three different types […]
April 1, 2009

Study indicates inexpensive polypill pill may significantly reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Should you consider it?

On the March 30th edition of the ABC World News, Charles Gibson reported, “Some of the country’s leading heart doctors heard results” yesterday at the American […]
July 28, 2009

Daily Glass of Orange Juice Is Heart Smart

An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but orange juice may be good at the job, too. An antioxidant in orange juice […]
August 23, 2009

Women who want to live longer need to become more optimistic

In my new book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, (available about 9/1//09I discuss how “toxic attitudes” can lead to disease, dysfuntion, and disorder. Now, a […]
November 18, 2009

Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes’ Hearts with EKGs

A very interesting new study may change my practice. I’ve been doing sports medicine for nearly 30 years, 10 of those as a volunteer physician with […]