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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. 
November 25, 2022

More ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, […]
November 25, 2022

Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite […]
July 28, 2010

Study: Tanning-bed use triples melanoma risk

USA Today reports that “people who have ever used tanning machines were…more likely to develop melanoma than others, according to a study” published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]
July 28, 2010

Indoor Tanning Poses Melanoma Risk; There Are NO Safe Devices

Indoor tanning increases the risk for melanoma and should be avoided, according to investigators of a new case–control study from the state of Minnesota.
April 8, 2011

Medical groups urge tanning ban for minors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report urging a ban on allowing minors to use tanning beds.
May 26, 2011

Dangers of tanning not hitting home

A recent survey is revealing that a majority of young women admit to using tanning by both the use of tanning beds and basking in the […]
September 25, 2011

Could frequent tanning bed use become addicting?

The New York Times (Subscription Publication) “Well” blog reports, “People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the […]
October 23, 2011

California bans teens from tanning beds

California has become the first state to ban teenagers under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. I suspect there will be more.