screen time and health

November 23, 2022

The Gratitude Antidote

There are many ways to develop a positive attitude, but one easy way to begin is with the habit of giving thanks. Here’s an excerpt on […]
November 22, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9B – The Journey

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 […]
November 22, 2022

Go healthy, not hungry for Thanksgiving dining

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others […]
November 21, 2022

Treat yourself well during the Thanksgiving holiday

The holidays can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down during this Thanksgiving […]
November 20, 2022

Sunday Note – Thanksgiving over the loss of a child???

A dear woman, who I don’t know and have never met, Stephanie Anderson, recently lost her little boy, Isaiah, in utero. She has penned a beautiful […]
November 19, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Updated PR report on my WWII book “At First Light”

ASCOT Media is doing a bang-up job on PR for my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
November 18, 2022

Is the new nighttime mouth-taping trend safe?

Is mouth taping, a practice to stop mouth breathing and snoring that has been trending on social media safe?
November 17, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Fraudulent weight-loss supplements – buyer beware!

Dear Dr. Walt, it seems that there are countless weight loss supplements advertised. What works? And, how do I avoid frauds and fakes? — Needing to […]
November 9, 2011

‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement […]
November 13, 2011

Pediatrician group: Children under two should NOT watch TV, videos

There’s a new warning from the nation’s pediatricians and it may surprise a good many parents who think those baby DVD’s, even educational television can benefit […]
November 15, 2011

Pediatrics group warns against secondhand TV in kids under two

In continuing coverage, USA Today reports that in the journal Pediatrics, “the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for the first time included warnings about ‘secondhand television’ in […]
November 8, 2021

Can missing sleep cause excessive snacking?

Researchers from Ohio State University wanted to study how sleep duration affected dietary choices. To do so, they analyzed data from nearly 20,000 U.S. adults ranging […]
November 12, 2021

What doctors wish their patients knew about cutting down on screen

According to a report from the AMA, while the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, digital tools have allowed people to work remotely, participate in school from […]
November 18, 2021

As kids increase screen time, their mental health suffers

We know that getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens is good for kids. So, it’s no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who […]