preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

October 1, 2022

Saturday Book Report – THIS NEXT WEDNESDAY October 1 watch or record my national address about my WWII book this Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, October 1, 2002, I’ll be addressing a national audience to talk about my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 30, 2022

Exchanging 30 minutes of social media a day with exercise benefits mental health

According to a report in Medical News Today, replacing 30 minutes of social media use per day with physical activity can enhance emotional well-being and reduce […]
September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]
September 27, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 8

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 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]
September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
July 28, 2008

Stunning News – A Blood Pressure Drug May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

HealthDay News is reporting a stunning study from the Boston University School of Medicine finding that the use of a particular class of blood pressure drugs […]
August 1, 2008

Marriage May Protect Against Dementia (and improves health in many other ways)

MedPage is reporting that the give and take of marriage may be enough to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment – based upon a […]
May 18, 2009

Is Alzheimer’s Disease in Your Future? New Tool May Answer Question

It may soon be easier to predict which patients 65 and older will develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, researchers said – at least compared with […]
January 6, 2010

Gingko biloba may not be effective in preventing cognitive decline or improving memory

In my best-selling book, co-written with Donal O’Mathuna, PhD, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I wrote a chapter on Gingko biloba and said this: While ginkgo […]
December 8, 2010

Heavy smoking more than doubles the odds of developing Alzheimer’s

USA Today reports that, according to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, “heavy smoking in midlife more than doubles your odds of developing […]
March 19, 2011

Moderate exercise delays age-related memory decline

Studies show, and my experience with my patients concurs, that people, as they age, fear memory loss, in general, and Alzheimer’s, in particular, even more than […]