preventing influenza

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.”
September 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Are Electric Bedspreads Safe?

Dear Dr. Walt, can electric blankets cause cancer? — Burrowed in Bed in North Dakota.
September 7, 2022

Nearly half of cancer deaths could be prevented

A new study reported that “globally, nearly half of deaths due to cancer can be attributable to preventable risk factors.”
September 6, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 5

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
September 5, 2022

Grilling this Labor Day? Spices may play role in reducing cancer risk!

This is a repost of a 2010 blog of mine. But I thought it might be a great reminder to those of us who love to […]
August 22, 2011

Egg allergy no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination

MedPage Today reported, “Having an egg allergy is no longer a contraindication to influenza vaccination, according to new guidance for the upcoming flu season from the […]
August 24, 2011

Pregnant women less likely to have premature infants after flu vaccine

Expectant mothers who received the influenza vaccine were less likely to have premature or smaller infants, according to a new study released in PLoS Medicine.
August 24, 2011

Serious dangers for pregnant women who do NOT get the flu vaccine

The AP reports, “Federal health officials are warning of serious dangers for pregnant women who get the flu.” And the good news is that these dangers […]
August 26, 2011

Kids benefit from flu vaccine via shot or nasal spray, study finds

Children younger than 3 years old receive roughly the same amount of protection from the flu vaccine regardless of which method (injection, nasal spray, or one […]
August 26, 2011

Study shows flu vaccine is safe for children

A new study involving over 60,000 children published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that “the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) does NOT seem to […]
October 20, 2011

Vaccinating younger children for flu reduces doctor visits

The annual flu vaccine is recommended for children six months of age and older. We know that the flu shot not only prevents colds and other […]