Obesity

July 3, 2022

Sunday Note – America IS something to celebrate

A Bloomberg poll a few years back found that 66% of Americans felt our country was on the wrong track. A Gallup poll found 55% of Americans felt it was […]
July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
July 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – July 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Video Trailer for At First Light At First Light well-received by readers Article featuring At First Light in WWII […]
June 30, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Advice for Better ZZZs

Dear Dr. Walt, what are some tips to improve my sleep? —Wanting to Sleep More in Texas
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 […]
June 28, 2022

Tuesday Mentor Story – Dr. James Upp and the life-giving power of forgiveness

One of my favorite mentors during my time in medical school was a pediatrician who taught me not by words, but by deeply personal actions, about […]
June 27, 2022

Most people think their diet is healthier than it is

How healthy is your diet? It seems like a simple question, but according to a new study, it’s one that most Americans struggle to get right.
June 26, 2022

Sunday Note — Christian Health Professionals respond to SCOTUS abortion ruling

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) announced their response to the abortion decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. I’m a life member of CMDA […]
March 4, 2011

First Lady, Wal-Mart to fight childhood obesity

Here’s a shout out to Mrs. Obama. News reports say that the First Lady and Wal-Mart have forged an agreement geared at preventing childhood obesity. Media […]
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 25, 2011

Obesity has cut three to four years from US life expectancy

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if the current obesity epidemic was not dealt with, that […]
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 […]
June 27, 2011

US replaces food pyramid with nutrition plate

The US Department of Agriculture recently unveiled the long awaited replacement for the food pyramid, the triangle of nutrition introduced back in 1992. And I, for […]