pediatric obesity

September 13, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 6

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 […]
September 12, 2022

Muscle Strengthening: New research shows it’s how often you do it, not how much

ReachMD is asking, “So, should I do muscle strengthening exercises a little bit every day, or for longer once a week?”
September 10, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” sells out its first printing

Mike Yorkey and I were delighted to learn that our WWII book about my father’s exploits and heroics, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 9, 2022

Can a two-minute walk after dinner slash your risk of a silent killer?

ReachMD reported, “Now scientists have actually proved that going for just a two-minute walk after eating can bring with it a host of health benefits.”
September 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Electric Bedspreads Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, can electric blankets cause cancer? — Burrowed in Bed in North Dakota.
September 7, 2022

Nearly half of cancer deaths could be prevented

A new study reported that “globally, nearly half of deaths due to cancer can be attributable to preventable risk factors.”
September 6, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 5

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
September 5, 2022

Grilling this Labor Day? Spices may play role in reducing cancer risk!

This is a repost of a 2010 blog of mine. But I thought it might be a great reminder to those of us who love to […]
July 18, 2009

Doctors can help parents help their overweight kids lose weight

Many parents don’t have enough self-confidence to implement and enforce changes in their child’s behavior that will reduce the child’s risk of obesity, researchers from Harvard […]
July 27, 2009

Obesity rate in preschoolers may have finally leveled off!

Finally a good news story about the childhood obesity epidemic. An analysis published in the July 24 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated […]
August 12, 2009

Television Viewing Linked to Blood Pressure Increases in Children

In the past I’ve discussed the studies showing that the more screen time kids have (TV, Internet, video games, cell phone), the more likely they are […]
August 13, 2009

Federal health officials target sugary drinks as largest driver of obesity epidemic

The Boston Globe is reporting that, according to federal disease investigators, “the cost of treating obesity has doubled in the past decade,” and “sugar-laden beverages” are […]
October 28, 2009

Kids’ cereals: 85% more sugar, 65% less fiber than adults’

USA TODAY A new study confirms what savvy consumers have long suspected: Most breakfast cereals advertised to kids are chockfull of sugar and low on fiber. […]
November 16, 2009

Debate: Do calorie counts on fast-food menus gives diners pause?

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I suggest: “We believe Congress and state or local legislatures should require […]