pediatric obesity

July 9, 2022

Saturday Magazine Report – Article in WWII Quarterly Magazine

I’m delighted that a very long (8,000 word) article that I wrote with Mike Yorkey is the lead and featured article in the Summer Edition of […]
July 8, 2022

Want a lower risk for breast cancer? Consider a plant-based diet

HealthDay reported, “Women who follow a healthy plant-based diet after menopause appear to face a substantially lower risk for breast cancer, new French research indicates.”
July 7, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Treating Sleeplessness

Dear Dr. Walt, what are the best treatment options for insomnia? My doctor says health professionals are no longer using sleeping medications long-term. What’s that all […]
July 6, 2022

Diets high in inflammatory foods tied to brain aging

MedPage Today reported, “Diets high in inflammatory foods were linked with global markers of brain aging and cerebral small vessel disease.”
July 5, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 1)

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” […]
July 4, 2022

Ronald Reagan — What the Fourth of July means to me

In his first year as president, Ronald Reagan wrote an essay entitled “What the Fourth of July Means To Me.” Today, as you prepare to celebrate […]
July 3, 2022

Sunday Note – America IS something to celebrate

A Bloomberg poll a few years back found that 66% of Americans felt our country was on the wrong track. A Gallup poll found 55% of Americans felt it was […]
July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
June 2, 2011

How (and why) to increase the number of family meals at home

Family meals have long been an American tradition. During the past several decades, however, the American family has undergone radical changes—and family meals have changed at […]
June 12, 2011

Prolonged bottle feeding boosts kids’ obesity risk: study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old babies who are still drinking from a bottle at 2 years of age may be prone to obesity by the time they […]
June 16, 2011

Burning the midnight oil may lead to weight gain

‘Night owls’ take in an average of 248 more calories per day, a recent study found. As such, folks who consistently stay up late may be […]
June 26, 2011

Report recommends most children avoid sports drinks

In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), representing most of the nation’s pediatricians, is advising children and teens NOT to down sports drinks […]
June 27, 2011

US replaces food pyramid with nutrition plate

The US Department of Agriculture recently unveiled the long awaited replacement for the food pyramid, the triangle of nutrition introduced back in 1992. And I, for […]
July 7, 2011

Life expectancy has fallen in hundreds of US counties

In my 2005 book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I published this the then shocking statement, “If we don’t get […]