pediatric obesity

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 […]
July 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – July 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Video Trailer for At First Light At First Light well-received by readers Article featuring At First Light in WWII […]
June 30, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Advice for Better ZZZs

Dear Dr. Walt, what are some tips to improve my sleep? —Wanting to Sleep More in Texas
June 29, 2022

Study links optimism to longer lifespan

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found high levels of optimism were associated with longer life and greater odds of living […]
June 28, 2022

Tuesday Mentor Story – Dr. James Upp and the life-giving power of forgiveness

One of my favorite mentors during my time in medical school was a pediatrician who taught me not by words, but by deeply personal actions, about […]
July 17, 2011

IOM report outlines steps to prevent early childhood obesity

It’s no secret America has a weight problem, but in a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revealed one in five children between the ages […]
July 24, 2011

Experts concerned about growing number of youth with type 2 diabetes

In a past blog I told you that “Type 2 diabetes (is) appearing more often in kids.” Now that story is worsening.
July 31, 2011

Pediatrics group urges lawmakers to ban childhood obesity “media diet”

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in America – with 17 percent of children aged 2 to 19 obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]
July 31, 2011

Why does TV viewing lead to obesity in children? Turns out there are several reasons

Obesity experts have been saying for over a decade that children who sit in front of the TV screen day in and day out tend to […]
August 31, 2011

Food prepared away from home harmful to children

The Time “Healthland” blog reported, “In the first study to examine the relationship between where food is prepared and increased calorie consumption, researchers report that eating […]
September 28, 2011

No sodas in schools equals less soda in teens

Surveys conducted in 2004 and 2006 showed that student consumption of sugary drinks was significantly reduced after implementation of policies in the Boston public schools against […]