Obesity

May 24, 2022

Studies link Mediterranean diet to improved heart health and mood

For a number of years, the Mediterranean Diet has been rated by U.S. News and World Reports at the top of its “Best Diets Overall,” “The Best […]
May 23, 2022

Bloom features “At First Light” on Military Monday around the country

Bloom TV is a feature that is syndicated to local TV stations around the country. I was honored to be on their Military Monday for a […]
May 22, 2022

Praying with patients in clinical care (webinar)

I was so very honored, privileged, and blessed to present a webinar for the International Christian Medical and Dental Associations this last week on the subject of […]
May 21, 2022

“At First Light” declared “the perfect labor induction agent”

Long-time readers know that for the last 15 years I’ve served as a Visiting Professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa. […]
May 20, 2022

High intake of ultra-processed foods increases risk for a second heart attack and stroke

HealthDay reports research suggests that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
May 19, 2022

Barb and I “Walk for Life” in two weeks as Crisis Pregnancy Centers come under attack

It’s my and Barb’s 20th year of participating in Life Network‘s “Walk for Life.” If you don’t support a Crisis Pregnancy Center, we hope you’ll consider […]
May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
March 31, 2022

Alternative sweeteners in drinks may help with weight and diabetes risk

For people who are at risk for or have diabetes, drinks sweetened without sugar may help with overall sugar intake, according to a new study.
April 26, 2022

Insufficient sleep tied to increased calorie consumption, fat accumulation, and overweight

I’ve told you in the past that inadequate or poor sleep can lead to overweight or obesity. Now HealthDay is reporting, “Insufficient sleep is tied to increased […]
April 29, 2022

Obesity nearly doubles a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer

I’ve told you in the past that being overweight or obese can increase the risk for over a dozen types of cancer.
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 22, 2022

Weight loss tied to huge drop in cancer risk and mortality

MedPage Today reported, “Weight loss, even achieved through bariatric surgery, reduced the risk of obesity-related cancer.”
August 22, 2022

Study links lifestyle habits to prostate cancer risks

Do you have a family history of prostate cancer? Here’s some exciting news on how to decrease your cancer risk.