lack of sleep

September 4, 2022

Sunday Message – Tips on Sharing Your Faith in Jesus with Others

This Sunday message is excerpted from an article I wrote entitled, “Unique Opportunities to Share the Gospel” that was written to encourage healthcare professionals to bring […]
September 3, 2022

Saturday Book Report – WWII Book a Silver Medalist at the Military Writers Society of America awards ceremony

https://amzn.to/3Lp0MCw Barb and I traveled to New Orleans for the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Conference and Awards Ceremony held at the Higgins Hotel, which is […]
September 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – September 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: My WWII book awarded a Silver Medal by the Military Writers Society of America A Major Review of […]
September 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Non-Stick Pots and Pans Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, Are Teflon pans safe? Are there better nonstick alternatives? —Kitchen Cookin’ in Kentucky
August 31, 2022

Smoking in pregnancy tied to harmful brain changes in unborn babies and children

A study involving more than 2,700 children ages 9 to 11 found that exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with lower brain volumes as […]
August 30, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 4

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 […]
August 29, 2022

Healthy adults who exercise reduce risk of premature death and dementia

Healio reported, “Healthy adults who reported long-term, guideline-recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity were less likely to die of any cause during decades of follow-up compared […]
August 28, 2022

Sunday Note – 988: A new national suicide prevention and crisis Lifeline

I hope you’ll help me spread awareness of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This will save lives!
April 11, 2011

One in three US adults gets less than seven hours’ sleep a night

As I’ve discussed in previous blogs (see list below), most people (whether children, teens, or adults) are simply not getting enough sleep.  And now a couple […]
April 11, 2011

Ten tips for getting a better night’s sleep

The following ten tips, provided by the National Sleep Foundation, can help you achieve sleep and the benefits it provides. These tips are intended for “typical” […]
April 15, 2011

Electronic device use prior to bed hindering Americans’ sleep quality

HealthDay reported that “many Americans might be losing valuable shut-eye because they spend the hour before bedtime in front of the electronic glow of a television, […]
June 5, 2011

Kids who sleep less gain more weight

If kids get fewer hours of sleep, they may start packing on the pounds, researchers say in a new study. In fact, each additional hour of sleep […]
June 16, 2011

Burning the midnight oil may lead to weight gain

‘Night owls’ take in an average of 248 more calories per day, a recent study found. As such, folks who consistently stay up late may be […]
July 10, 2011

Sleep deprivation associated with carbohydrate craving and depression

In a number of past blogs I’ve discussed the association with lack of sleep and overweight and obesity. This association is found in children, teens, and […]