pediatric obesity

August 16, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 2

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
August 15, 2022

FDA issues warnings about products to remove moles and skin tags

Healio reports, “The FDA has issued warnings to three companies for selling unapproved products to remove moles or skin tags, according to a press release.”
August 14, 2022

Sunday Note – Post Abortion Ministry

If you have not experienced an abortion yourself, you almost certainly know friends, family, and neighbors who — whether you realize it or not — have […]
August 13, 2022

Saturday Book Report – A Major Review in Army Magazine

I wanted to share some wonderful news with you! On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) pre-released a major review of […]
August 11, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What’s the best diet?

Dear Dr. Walt, As we head for New Year’s, folks always start thinking about weight loss. What’s the best diet overall? Do any of them really […]
August 10, 2022

Study links diet to mental health

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who regularly ate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables reported more positive mental health.
August 9, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 1

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
August 8, 2022

Breastfeeding tied to academic performance, ADHD risk among children born preterm

HealthDay reports that “preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”
September 5, 2008

Study backs up Dr. Walt’s recommendations: No harm seen in telling parent child is overweight

Reuters Health is reporting that most parents find it acceptable to be told about their child’s weight status, and the feedback has “minimal” adverse effects for […]
October 8, 2008

Vending Machines with Unhealthy Food Found in Most Middle Schools – Dr. Walt offers solutions for parents

Three-quarters of middle schools have vending machines where snacks and sugared drinks are sold, a new study finds. The research demonstrates that there are vending machines […]
October 20, 2008

If you think your child’s weight is normal, you may be wrong

As I point out in my book, SuperSized Kids: How To Protect Your Child from the Obesity Threat, and on my SuperSized Kids Website, many parents […]
November 3, 2008

Your child’s lack of sleep is linked to their risk of obesity

When I published in my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, and on my SuperSized Kids Website, it shocked many […]
December 22, 2008

Parents can help kids to slim down

A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. This […]
February 11, 2009

Warning: Childhood obesity may lead to ‘explosion’ of adult cancer

According to the new president of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology, the current generation of children faces a far higher risk of cancer later in […]