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October 1, 2022

Saturday Book Report – THIS NEXT WEDNESDAY October 1 watch or record my national address about my WWII book this Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, October 1, 2002, I’ll be addressing a national audience to talk about my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II […]
September 30, 2022

Exchanging 30 minutes of social media a day with exercise benefits mental health

According to a report in Medical News Today, replacing 30 minutes of social media use per day with physical activity can enhance emotional well-being and reduce […]
September 29, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Primary or secondary prevention?

Dear Dr. Walt, I overheard two friends talking about preventive medicine. They were talking about primary and secondary prevention, but I’m not sure I understand the difference. […]
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]
September 27, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 8

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 26, 2022

Have you heard about the polypill therapy that is very effective in heart patients?

A report in Cardiovascular Business revealed that taking a polypill – a single pill containing three different medications – not only improved medication adherence but was associated […]
September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
November 10, 2021

Good news on teens and vaping

Teen use of electronic cigarettes fell sharply in 2021, the second consecutive year of big declines, according to the government’s annual National Youth Tobacco Survey.
November 17, 2021

More bad news for vapers

Many young adults and teens think that vaping or using e-cigarettes is safe. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
January 20, 2022

Secondhand vape exposure increases risk for bronchitis symptoms

Young adults and adolescents are becoming more aware of the many risks of vaping nicotine or marijuana. A new study has found that being around others […]
February 18, 2022

Another study finds e-cigarettes less effective for quitting smoking

People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessation aids, according to a study, published in the journal BMJ.
May 6, 2022

Vaping may lead to inflammatory changes in organs

Studies in humans and animals have found that using e-cigarettes can contribute to inflammatory changes in the heart, brain, colon, and lungs. A new study of mice […]
June 15, 2022

Daily e-cigarette use – becoming more common and costly

MedPage Today reports, “Each day between 2017 and 2019, nearly 2,300 adolescents and young adults became new daily tobacco users – a figure that mirrors statistics […]