lack of sleep

August 21, 2022

Sunday Note – Health Professionals explore spiritual health with patients

Long-time readers know that for the last three decades I’ve taught Christian healthcare professionals around the world how to provide whole-person spiritual care to their patients. […]
August 20, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named an Page Turner Book Award Finalist

The Page Turner Awards judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. At First Light was nominated. So, what happened?
August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
August 18, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Don’t eat like a Southerner!

Dear Dr. Walt, Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ […]
August 17, 2022

Sleep joins cholesterol and other factors on heart health checklist

Frequent readers of this blog understand the healthful benefits of a good night’s sleep – from reducing weight to improved mental and physical health. Now the  […]
August 16, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 2

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 […]
August 15, 2022

FDA issues warnings about products to remove moles and skin tags

Healio reports, “The FDA has issued warnings to three companies for selling unapproved products to remove moles or skin tags, according to a press release.”
August 14, 2022

Sunday Note – Post Abortion Ministry

If you have not experienced an abortion yourself, you almost certainly know friends, family, and neighbors who — whether you realize it or not — have […]
December 7, 2021

Dietary choices could prevent healthy sleep

Sleep medicine experts say five substances people regularly consume can have a negative effect on sleep quality and duration.
December 10, 2021

Good sleep reduces cognitive decline even in early Alzheimer’s

HealthDay reports that getting the right amount of sleep — not too much and not too little — could reduce your risk of mental decline as you […]
March 10, 2022

More sleep may help adults lose weight

My patients are often surprised to learn that better sleep, along with exercise and good nutrition, helps with weight loss.
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
May 25, 2022

Good sleep is very important in maintaining weight loss

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity found that proper sleep could help patients with obesity maintain their weight loss.
June 23, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Can poor sleep harm my health?

 Audio only – Listen here “Dear Dr. Walt, I don’t get as much sleep as I used to. I’ve read that poor sleep can actually harm […]