pediatric obesity

August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
August 18, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Don’t eat like a Southerner!

Dear Dr. Walt, Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ […]
August 17, 2022

Sleep joins cholesterol and other factors on heart health checklist

Frequent readers of this blog understand the healthful benefits of a good night’s sleep – from reducing weight to improved mental and physical health. Now the  […]
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 […]
May 12, 2010

Let Your Kids Play Creatively and They Will Become Healthier Adults

According to new research, we grown-ups need to encourage our kids to play. Indeed, children who engage in creative and active play may grow up to […]
June 4, 2010

Bullies Target Obese Kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss the studies showing that if your child is overweight or […]
June 9, 2010

New plan seeks to put PE back in school – Hallelujah!

U.S. schools and childcare programs could be required to include daily exercise as part of the new National Physical Activity Plan released recently. This is, in […]
June 9, 2010

Obese kids more apt to be bullied, study confirms

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I address the research showing that overweight or obese children are “50% […]
June 9, 2010

Obesity Drives GERD Symptoms in Kids

In my book SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat and on my SuperSized Kids Web site I write at some length about the many […]
July 12, 2010

Should some kids take fish oil supplements?

This last April I blogged on the topic, “Should Kids take Fish Oil Supplements?” and concluded, “… most kids don’t need fish oil supplements.” However, for […]