osteoporosis

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 […]
June 25, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in national podcast

I was delighted to join Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), to talk about my dad and his amazing […]
June 24, 2022

Study links mobile device overuse to unhealthy outcomes

You’ve heard that smartphone use may have potential health hazards, right? Well, it may be worse than we thought.
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 […]
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.”
June 21, 2022

Tuesday Patient Story – Katie – the first patient I delivered that graduated to glory

When I arrived home late one night, my wife, Barb, and the kids were asleep. I was still revved up from the excitement of the delivery […]
June 20, 2022

New Blog Features Starting This Week

Dear readers, starting this week marketing and webmaster, Steve Raquel, and I will be starting some new weekly features that I hope you will enjoy and […]
June 19, 2022

FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO HERO – MY DAD – A podcast about his unbelievable WWII exploits – “At First Light”

On this Father’s Day, I’m so happy to present to you some unbelievable information about my hero, my dad, and his WWII exploits. I was delighted […]
June 26, 2009

Bone Density Scans May Be Useless in Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

Healthcare professions should not bother with bone mineral density (BMD) testing in postmenopausal women during the first three years of drug (bisphosphonate) therapy for osteoporosis, Australian […]
May 3, 2010

Study fails to find evidence that bisphosphonates cause atypical femoral fractures

ABC World News has been doing report after report on the possibility that the osteoporosis medications, called bisphosphonates (like Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Zometa) may […]
June 1, 2010

Soda consumption may weaken bones

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss that sodas not only are associated with obesity, but may […]
March 30, 2011

Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes

I often have patients ask if I think diet sodas are a healthy substitute for regular soft drinks. I tell them, “NO!” The primary reason, that […]
April 1, 2011

Could inexpensive heart medicine strengthen bone in women?

Nitrates commonly used for chest pain may also be an inexpensive way to strengthen bone in older women according to a surprising study in the Journal of […]
December 26, 2011

Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in […]