pediatric obesity

August 4, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – How long should I walk for my health?

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “How Long to Walk in Wisconsin.” Dear Dr. Walt, can you settle a debate? My doctor says we have […]
August 3, 2022

Study: No link between coffee drinking, pregnancy risks

A large study concluded that drinking coffee during pregnancy is NOT associated with elevated risk for adverse health outcomes.
August 2, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 5)

Not only did the children I cared in my Family Medicine Practice in Kissimmee, Florida, keep me young — so did some of my early experiences as […]
August 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – August 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: WWII book named a Military Writers Society of America Medal Winner A Nice Interview with Kristina Stanley, the […]
July 31, 2022

Sunday Note – Why do optimists live longer? Trusting God when it’s hard to trust God!

Here’s some good news: to live longer, focus on good news in the news.
July 30, 2022

Saturday Book Report – If my WWII Book “At First Light” was a movie

If my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, was a movie, the […]
July 29, 2022

Teens more vulnerable to cannabis addiction

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than […]
July 28, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Walking for your overall physical, mental, and relational health

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Romantic in Rhode Island.” Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our walks together. She says she read […]
August 9, 2010

Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

I’ve blogged on the facts that (1) “Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV” and (2) most parents don’t when children under two years of age are […]
August 13, 2010

Kids Like Cartoon-Branded Snacks Better

A new study is showing that children find foods taste better if the packages feature popular cartoon characters. Once simply the world’s best-known cartoon, canine detective Scooby-Doo […]
August 13, 2010

Parents Beware: Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using the likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says. Why? Because popular cartoon characters are negatively influencing the taste preferences […]
August 20, 2010

Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When — May Prevent Obesity Later

Many healthcare experts believe breast-fed babies are less likely to become overweight and obese in childhood and later in life — but, we’ve never really understood […]
December 29, 2010

Adolescent obesity associated with risk of severe obesity in adulthood

Like many physicians who care for children and teens, I’m acutely aware of and concerned about the epidemic, the tsunami, of childhood overweight and obesity. Because […]
December 29, 2010

Overweight Children Are Affected More By Stress

American kids are really stressed out — not least of all overweight and obese kids, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. The […]