pediatric obesity

September 4, 2022

Sunday Message – Tips on Sharing Your Faith in Jesus with Others

This Sunday message is excerpted from an article I wrote entitled, “Unique Opportunities to Share the Gospel” that was written to encourage healthcare professionals to bring […]
September 3, 2022

Saturday Book Report – WWII Book a Silver Medalist at the Military Writers Society of America awards ceremony

https://amzn.to/3Lp0MCw Barb and I traveled to New Orleans for the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Conference and Awards Ceremony held at the Higgins Hotel, which is […]
September 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – September 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: My WWII book awarded a Silver Medal by the Military Writers Society of America A Major Review of […]
September 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Non-Stick Pots and Pans Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, Are Teflon pans safe? Are there better nonstick alternatives? —Kitchen Cookin’ in Kentucky
August 31, 2022

Smoking in pregnancy tied to harmful brain changes in unborn babies and children

A study involving more than 2,700 children ages 9 to 11 found that exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with lower brain volumes as […]
August 30, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 4

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 […]
August 29, 2022

Healthy adults who exercise reduce risk of premature death and dementia

Healio reported, “Healthy adults who reported long-term, guideline-recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity were less likely to die of any cause during decades of follow-up compared […]
August 28, 2022

Sunday Note – 988: A new national suicide prevention and crisis Lifeline

I hope you’ll help me spread awareness of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This will save lives!
November 23, 2009

Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem

What does my national academy of family physicians, the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) and Coca-Cola have in common? The common sense answer should be, […]
November 25, 2009

Horror Show = Movie Popcorn = 3 Burgers + 12 Pats of Butter

According to a report from Fox News, “The food at movie theaters is scarier than ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ a frightening new study reveals.” The double-features […]
January 13, 2010

Obesity Outweighs Smoking as Life Expectancy Threat

When I wrote my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if the obesity epidemic was not stemmed, […]
February 21, 2010

Surgery better than diet, exercise in morbidly obese teens

Reuters is reporting that severely (morbidly) obese teens who had surgery to limit what they could eat lost more weight and enjoyed more health benefits than […]
February 21, 2010

One in five US teens may have abnormal lipid levels — most related to overweight or obesity

The Washington Post reports that “one out of every five US teenagers has a cholesterol level that increases the risk of heart disease,” according to a new […]
February 21, 2010

Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Young

In my Amazon.com best-selling book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if we did not stem the epidemic […]