supplements

November 16, 2022

Ivermectin: Still on a losing streak as a COVID-19 treatment

MedPage Today reported, “There were no differences in relief from mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms for patients on ivermectin versus placebo, according to the ongoing ACTIV-6 trial.”
November 15, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9A – 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 14, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase obesity and health complications

The Washington Post reports that “scientists have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to higher rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.”
November 13, 2022

Sunday Note – To my sweet Maghee: What happens to miscarried children?

A person who is very special to me, Maghee, and her husband were overjoyed to be expecting their second son. This week they learned that the […]
November 12, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
November 11, 2022

Four simple tips that may help you avoid colds and flu

Experts say there are several ways to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of illness during the cold and flu season.
November 10, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What are the dangers of obesity?

   Dear Dr. Walt, is being overweight or obese really dangerous? My family doctor seems to think so, but I read conflicting opinions. Some say […]
November 9, 2022

More weight lost with commercial program than DIY method

Research published in JAMA Network Open indicates that a commonly available commercial weight management program resulted in more weight loss than an informal do-it-yourself method.
October 2, 2011

Some women still using dangerous weight-loss supplements

One of the most potentially dangerous category of supplements to take, at least in the U.S., is the category of weight loss supplements. Now there’s news […]
November 6, 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying […]
November 7, 2011

Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. […]
December 4, 2011

Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter […]
December 25, 2011

Do nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance?

Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work?
February 11, 2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss?

African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work?