preventing heart disease

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.
October 11, 2011

Salt From the Sea or the Earth: Is One Better?

So, for adding small amounts of salt to your food, should you use salt from the earth or salt of the sea (sea salt)? Recently a […]
October 18, 2011

Hormone therapy benefits the hearts of younger menopausal women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Healthy women who go through menopause naturally may lower their risk of heart disease if they take hormone […]
December 6, 2011

Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass […]
December 27, 2011

Obese children not necessarily doomed to diabetes, heart disease – if they lose weight!

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Fat kids often turn into fat adults with a host of related health problems: diabetes, high blood pressure, […]
December 30, 2011

Long-term statin use declared safe safe

Recent research published in The Lancet suggests that the benefits from statins, the revolutionary class of cholesterol-lowering medications, “increase the longer someone takes them with NO […]
February 6, 2012

For women who imbibe, red wine may be healthier option

When it comes to the consumption of alcohol, the message has been decidedly mixed. Some studies show that moderate consumption might offer some health benefits, especially […]