osteoporosis

December 8, 2021

Five hours of moderate exercise a week reduces cancer risk

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may reduce your risk of cancer, a new study suggests.
December 7, 2021

Dietary choices could prevent healthy sleep

Sleep medicine experts say five substances people regularly consume can have a negative effect on sleep quality and duration.
December 6, 2021

“Cold turkey” helps smokers quit better than E-cigarettes

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn’t appear to be effective.
December 4, 2021

My Fabulous New TV Show for Those Who Want to Write a Book (with a special price for YOU!)

I’m so excited to announce that my newest TV show just launched last Thursday (December 2) on LiftableTV. It’s NOT a medical show, but a show […]
December 3, 2021

FDA unveils proposal to make hearing aids available over the counter

A long-awaited Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal would allow millions of consumers to buy over-the-counter hearing aids in stores or online without a prescription or […]
December 2, 2021

The longer your bad cholesterol is high, the greater your risk of a heart attack

New research is reporting that the longer a person has high LDL, the greater their risk of suffering a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
December 1, 2021

Monthly Family Update – December 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “The Best Gift” released November 16 Great Review for The Best Gift “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian […]
December 1, 2021

It’s a no-no for most to take low-dose aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, or colon cancer

After years of recommending that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, the U.S. Preventive Services Task […]
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 […]