lack of sleep

September 13, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 6

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 12, 2022

Muscle Strengthening: New research shows it’s how often you do it, not how much

ReachMD is asking, “So, should I do muscle strengthening exercises a little bit every day, or for longer once a week?”
September 10, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” sells out its first printing

Mike Yorkey and I were delighted to learn that our WWII book about my father’s exploits and heroics, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 9, 2022

Can a two-minute walk after dinner slash your risk of a silent killer?

ReachMD reported, “Now scientists have actually proved that going for just a two-minute walk after eating can bring with it a host of health benefits.”
September 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Electric Bedspreads Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, can electric blankets cause cancer? — Burrowed in Bed in North Dakota.
September 7, 2022

Nearly half of cancer deaths could be prevented

A new study reported that “globally, nearly half of deaths due to cancer can be attributable to preventable risk factors.”
September 6, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 5

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
September 5, 2022

Grilling this Labor Day? Spices may play role in reducing cancer risk!

This is a repost of a 2010 blog of mine. But I thought it might be a great reminder to those of us who love to […]
November 15, 2010

Six doctor-recommended sleep aids

Tired of counting sheep? Consider one of these remedies for the possibility of getting a good night’s sleep when you have occasional insomnia. These tips were […]
December 15, 2010

Kids’ use of electronic media at night linked to problems

More than half of children who use electronic media before bedtime may have mood or learning problems during the day, a preliminary study of 40 young […]
February 2, 2011

‘Beauty sleep’ turns out to be true, says study

The idea of people needing “beauty sleep” has acquired some scientific backing, according to a Swedish study. People deprived of sleep for long periods appear less attractive […]
March 9, 2011

Insufficient, irregular sleep associated with childhood obesity

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I made the then startling claim that childhood obesity was associated with a […]
March 14, 2011

Younger children with regular sleep schedules less likely to be obese, research suggests

If you hate enforcing bedtime with your kids, here’s another good reason why you should. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that younger […]
March 16, 2011

A natural medicine combo to treatment insomnia seems too good to be true

A combination of melatonin, zinc, and magnesium has been shown to be safe and effective in treating insomnia in older men and women, but the results […]