preventing heart disease

September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
September 15, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Keeping Nail Care Safe

Dear Dr. Walt, what are the health risks of getting a manicure or pedicure? I’ve heard they can spread fungal diseases. Is that true? — Wanting a […]
September 14, 2022

Two or more cups of tea a day may reduce premature death risk

MedPage Today reported, “Drinking two or more cups of black tea daily was associated with a 9% to 13% lower risk for all-cause mortality, compared with not […]
September 13, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 6

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 12, 2022

Muscle Strengthening: New research shows it’s how often you do it, not how much

ReachMD is asking, “So, should I do muscle strengthening exercises a little bit every day, or for longer once a week?”
September 10, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” sells out its first printing

Mike Yorkey and I were delighted to learn that our WWII book about my father’s exploits and heroics, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 9, 2022

Can a two-minute walk after dinner slash your risk of a silent killer?

ReachMD reported, “Now scientists have actually proved that going for just a two-minute walk after eating can bring with it a host of health benefits.”
April 2, 2010

How to Make Chocolate a Healthy Indulgence

The benefits of being a chocolate lover From Health magazine This ultimate feel-good food keeps your heart healthy, mood up, and body in great shape. Find […]
April 2, 2010

Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk

Just in the nick of time — before the Easter chocolate consumption begins, comes a study letting us know that a small amount of that dark […]
April 23, 2010

Increasing vitamin D levels may cut heart disease risk

I may have blogged more on vitamin D this year than any other topic. And, now, the Los Angeles Times is reporting, “Raising the amount of vitamin […]
April 25, 2010

If You Are Going to take Fish Oil — here’s how to take the right amount

The amount of fish oil one has to take each day depends upon why one is taking it. Here are some diseases and the amount of […]
May 5, 2010

Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks. So, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the […]
May 25, 2010

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Reviewed

According to a new review of the role of perimenopausal hormone therapy published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, women must be informed of the potential benefits and […]