longevity

October 1, 2022

Saturday Book Report – THIS NEXT WEDNESDAY October 1 watch or record my national address about my WWII book this Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, October 1, 2002, I’ll be addressing a national audience to talk about my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 30, 2022

Exchanging 30 minutes of social media a day with exercise benefits mental health

According to a report in Medical News Today, replacing 30 minutes of social media use per day with physical activity can enhance emotional well-being and reduce […]
September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]
September 27, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 8

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 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]
September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
July 20, 2009

Moderate Wine, Little Meat, Many Vegetables May Be Key Mediterranean Diet Items Linked to Longer Life

We know a Mediterranean diet is healthy and lengthens life. But, which items in this diet are most helpful? Well, finally, at study has teased out […]
May 3, 2010

Your life span may be as wide as your smile

A quirky new study looks at smiles in pictures of baseball players and compares death rates. What did they find? The bigger the smile, the longer […]
August 7, 2011

Vitamin D3 may improve survival among women

Vitamin D3 may improve survival among older women, particularly those who are institutionalized, according to a meta-analysis published in the Cochrane Review.
January 10, 2012

Most US presidents exceed their life expectancy

The CBS Evening News reported, “Excluding the four Presidents who were assassinated, most of America’s Chief Executives have exceeded their life expectancy,” according to a research letter […]
April 25, 2022

Does caffeine cause bone thinning or osteoporosis?

Barb, my wife, was sharing coffee with some of the Jazzercize ladies. One said she had to stop coffee because she had read on the Internet […]
June 29, 2022

Study links optimism to longer lifespan

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found high levels of optimism were associated with longer life and greater odds of living […]