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March 8, 2024

March 8, 1944 – Trenchfoot and the smell of death at Anzio

A doom like quality surrounded the Anzio beachhead, and misfortune seemed to loom everywhere for the Dogface Soldiers. One of the most common occupational hazards was […]
March 7, 2024

March 7, 1944 – Rest Camp on Anzio

80 years ago today, my Father got the good news that he and his men were heading for a few days of R&R at at a […]
March 7, 2024

“At First Light” just released in soft cover

What a nice birthday gift I’ve just received. I’ve just learned that my WWII book, At First Light, has been released by Knox Press in soft […]
March 6, 2024

March 6, 1944 – Farm houses and foxholes at Anzio

Throughout this period there were almost nightly actions around the scattered homes that once housed Italian farm families on Mussolini’s Anzio-Nettuno model Fascist farm community. Each […]
March 6, 2024

“Vaccine News You Can Use” for Family Physicians – Winter 2024

I’ve been honored to write a quarterly column, “Vaccine News You Can Use” for the Colorado Family Physician journal for a number of years. Below is […]
March 5, 2024

March 5, 1944 – The grim and deadly struggle for life on the beachhead of Anzio

From the beginning of March, the forward positions at Anzio beachhead were stabilized and remained practically unchanged until the breakthrough in May. Conditions at Anzio resembled […]
March 4, 2024

March 4, 1944 – Letters home from Anzio

On March 4, Phil wrote two letters home about his arrive at Anzio”
March 4, 2024

My “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living on cannabidiol (CBD)

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the November 2023 issue I addressed the controversies and the evidence […]
June 9, 2008

Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Artery Disease

Reuters Health is reporting a study showing that people with low vitamin D levels may face an increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD). In participants […]
June 9, 2008

Gum Disease May Make Diabetes Worse

WebMD Health News is reporting a summary of available research showing that taking care of your gums may be one of the best things you can […]
June 9, 2008

Dueling Studies on Diabetes and “Tight Control” of Blood Sugar

Reuters is reporting the American Diabetes Association featuring dueling studies on the question of whether intensive blood sugar lowering in diabetics provides health benefits. (see also […]
June 9, 2008

Two Wonderful Stories on the Miracle of Prenatal Surgery

The Girl Who Was “Born” Twice CBS News reports the case of prenatal surgery done on a baby in the womb with a tumor growing on […]
June 9, 2008

Bad Bacteria Lurk in Rest Stop Bathrooms

WebMD Health News is reporting this study, which was presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Researchers collected swab samples […]
June 9, 2008

Brazilian Mom Wisely Rejects Doctors’ Advice to Abort

Citizen Link is reporting that a year and a half ago in Brazil, Cacilda Galante Ferreira gave birth to a girl, ignoring doctors’ advice to abort […]
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