Obesity

August 2, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 5)

Not only did the children I cared in my Family Medicine Practice in Kissimmee, Florida, keep me young — so did some of my early experiences as […]
August 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – August 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: WWII book named a Military Writers Society of America Medal Winner A Nice Interview with Kristina Stanley, the […]
July 31, 2022

Sunday Note – Why do optimists live longer? Trusting God when it’s hard to trust God!

Here’s some good news: to live longer, focus on good news in the news.
July 30, 2022

Saturday Book Report – If my WWII Book “At First Light” was a movie

If my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, was a movie, the […]
July 29, 2022

Teens more vulnerable to cannabis addiction

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than […]
July 28, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Walking for your overall physical, mental, and relational health

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Romantic in Rhode Island.” Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our walks together. She says she read […]
July 27, 2022

Is routine walking an effective strategy to lower blood pressure?

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), hypertension (high blood pressure) can contribute to heart disease and is affected by an individual’s […]
July 26, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 4)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
May 12, 2010

Let Your Kids Play Creatively and They Will Become Healthier Adults

According to new research, we grown-ups need to encourage our kids to play. Indeed, children who engage in creative and active play may grow up to […]
June 1, 2010

Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Do you?

Almost half of American adults, 45% of us, now have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, according to a report from researchers from the national […]
June 4, 2010

Bullies Target Obese Kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss the studies showing that if your child is overweight or […]
June 9, 2010

Obese kids more apt to be bullied, study confirms

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I address the research showing that overweight or obese children are “50% […]
June 9, 2010

Obesity Drives GERD Symptoms in Kids

In my book SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat and on my SuperSized Kids Web site I write at some length about the many […]
July 23, 2010

Letter from Professor about the Family Physician Academy and Coke

In a past blog of mine (Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem) I wrote, “What does my national academy of family physicians, the […]