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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 […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
September 7, 2009

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 3 – Exercise

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and […]
August 25, 2010

Women interested in preventing age-related weight gain should take up biking or walking

USA Today reports, “Women who want to prevent weight gain as they age should hop on a bike or take a brisk walk,” discoveries that add “to […]
February 21, 2011

Physical activity helps improve walking speed in those with osteoarthritis

MedPage Today reported that, according to a paper in Arthritis & Rheumatism, “increasing physical activity over two years can improve function and even walking speed among […]
July 4, 2011

A walk with Fido is good for your health

A summertime walk in the park with Fido counts toward one’s daily exercise regimen, and one which benefits both you and your four-legged best friend according […]
January 25, 2012

Many studies show benefits of exercise

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Numerous studies show that small tweaks to one’s routine can improve a person’s health.”
July 21, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – My exercise prescription for you

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Want to Move in Montana.” Dear Dr. Walt, I’m kind of set in my ways, but I think I’d like […]