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January 16, 2012

1-800-GET THIN centers misleading customers

The AP reports that officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “have issued warning letters to eight surgical centers and a marketing firm in California for […]
January 16, 2012

ADHD medications NOT associated with adult CVD risk

The Wall Street Journal reports that medications used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) appear NOT to raise the risk of serious cardiovascular disease (CVD) […]
January 15, 2012

DASH diet helps lower risk of cardiovascular diseases

The Detroit Free Press discussed the advantages of healthy eating and exercise. “The American Heart Association says cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death […]
January 14, 2012

I hope you’ll give my brand new devotional a look

It’s been 10 years in the making … and it’s now available … so, if you’ve not seen or signed up for my daily devotional, “Morning […]
January 13, 2012

Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

The Chicago Tribune reported, “Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight […]
January 13, 2012

Study links heart-health risk factors to childhood obesity

The St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch reported that a study in the medical journal Obesity fond that “heart-health risk factors such as dangerous cholesterol levels and artery inflammation […]
January 12, 2012

Carbohydrate-rich foods linked to increased breast cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that “increased carbohydrate intake was associated with a higher rate of breast cancer recurrence in survivors of the disease,” […]
January 12, 2012

Kids’ cereals loaded with sugar

Most children’s cereals do NOT meet proposed federal guidelines for food marketed to kids, according to a report from Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research […]
August 27, 2009

Chewing Tobacco No Safer Than Smoking

Tobacco users who think it’s safer to dip snuff or chew tobacco than smoke are dead wrong, researchers say. A study has found that taking one pinch […]
August 27, 2009

Amazing 4-D Footage of Unborn Baby

A two-hour National Geographic documentary ‘In the Womb’ is now available on YouTube in 9 parts. Originally aired in 2005, the documentary used revolutionary techniques in […]
August 29, 2009

Congressional Research Service says Obama Bearing False Witness

In this time of bitter partisanship, there are still a few issues that Republicans, Democrats and Independents can agree on. One of those issues is providing […]
August 30, 2009

Will the Swine Flu Vaccine be safe?

At my practice, patients are already asking about the safety of H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine – event though it’s not likely to be out for a […]
August 31, 2009

Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who Has a Struggling Marriage

It’s common to know someone whose marriage is in trouble and to be unsure how to help. These 10 practical tips will help you get started […]
September 2, 2009

Acai Berry Supplements. Super fruit or super rip off?

A reader wrote, “I would like to see Dr. Walt do a blog topic on the claimed health benefits, to include weight loss, from taking Acai […]
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