pediatric obesity

July 27, 2022

Is routine walking an effective strategy to lower blood pressure?

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), hypertension (high blood pressure) can contribute to heart disease and is affected by an individual’s […]
July 26, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 4)

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 25, 2022

Should you consider a plant-based diet for your baby or toddler?

Babies and toddlers who are fed plant-based diet are much more likely to consumer more fruits and vegetables when older.
July 24, 2022

Sunday Note – New COVID Vaccine Likely to Appeal to Pro-Life Christian Skeptics

Christianity Today is asking, “Could a much-delayed COVID-19 shot finally win over religious vaccine skeptics?” I’m hoping that the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
July 23, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Interview with Kristina Stanley, the CEO of “Fictionary” about “At First Light”

I was so honored to be interviewed by Kristina Stanley, the CEO of a wonderful writing software called Fictionary, about my WWII book, At First Light.
July 22, 2022

Supplements not advised for heart health or cancer prevention

A report from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicates there is insufficient proof to recommend for or against the use of most mineral and […]
July 21, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – My exercise prescription for you

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Want to Move in Montana.” Dear Dr. Walt, I’m kind of set in my ways, but I think I’d like […]
July 20, 2022

Sedentary lifestyle ups risk for premature mortality and CV events

A study of more than 100,000 adults in 21 countries found that being sedentary for more than 8 hours each day is dangerous to your health.
January 3, 2011

Fast-food restaurants target U.S. kids, study shows

Fast-food restaurants are stepping up efforts to market themselves and unhealthy food products to children and toddlers with television ads, websites, and even their own menus, […]
February 4, 2011

Girls who walk/bike to school do better in tests

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I explain that schools that have cut back on recess and physical […]
March 4, 2011

First Lady, Wal-Mart to fight childhood obesity

Here’s a shout out to Mrs. Obama. News reports say that the First Lady and Wal-Mart have forged an agreement geared at preventing childhood obesity. Media […]
March 9, 2011

Insufficient, irregular sleep associated with childhood obesity

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I made the then startling claim that childhood obesity was associated with a […]
March 14, 2011

Younger children with regular sleep schedules less likely to be obese, research suggests

If you hate enforcing bedtime with your kids, here’s another good reason why you should. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that younger […]
March 21, 2011

Kids’ rising obesity rates due to bad habits, not genes: study

Poor eating and activity habits, NOT genetics, are the underlying causes for most cases of adolescent obesity, new research suggests. In other words, couch potatoes and […]