preventing stroke

June 25, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in national podcast

I was delighted to join Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), to talk about my dad and his amazing […]
June 24, 2022

Study links mobile device overuse to unhealthy outcomes

You’ve heard that smartphone use may have potential health hazards, right? Well, it may be worse than we thought.
June 23, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Can poor sleep harm my health?

 Audio only – Listen here “Dear Dr. Walt, I don’t get as much sleep as I used to. I’ve read that poor sleep can actually harm […]
June 22, 2022

Weight loss tied to huge drop in cancer risk and mortality

MedPage Today reported, “Weight loss, even achieved through bariatric surgery, reduced the risk of obesity-related cancer.”
June 21, 2022

Tuesday Patient Story – Katie – the first patient I delivered that graduated to glory

When I arrived home late one night, my wife, Barb, and the kids were asleep. I was still revved up from the excitement of the delivery […]
June 20, 2022

New Blog Features Starting This Week

Dear readers, starting this week marketing and webmaster, Steve Raquel, and I will be starting some new weekly features that I hope you will enjoy and […]
June 19, 2022

FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO HERO – MY DAD – A podcast about his unbelievable WWII exploits – “At First Light”

On this Father’s Day, I’m so happy to present to you some unbelievable information about my hero, my dad, and his WWII exploits. I was delighted […]
June 18, 2022

One-third of men foolishly believe an annual checkup is unnecessary

A third of men don’t think they need annual checkups with their doctor and almost two-thirds believe they are naturally healthier than other men, a new survey […]
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 […]
March 30, 2011

Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes

I often have patients ask if I think diet sodas are a healthy substitute for regular soft drinks. I tell them, “NO!” The primary reason, that […]
April 13, 2011

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

I’m surprised how many of my patients are NOT aware of the potential cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or […]
October 7, 2011

Chocolate may reduce heart disease, stroke risk

ABC World News reported that “chocolate may be a kind of secret weapon against heart disease.” So, what’s the scoop?
October 10, 2011

Waiting an hour after dinner before sleep reduces stroke risk

A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.