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September 7, 2009

Eat Late, Put on Weight!

Late-night snacks or after dark refrigerator raids may have worse consequences than heartburn.
September 5, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 1 – Introduction

This blog series is based upon an article I wrote, along with my friend, Matt Cline, MD, that appeared in the Primary Care Clinics of North […]
September 3, 2009

Daily drinking of beer or liquor raises risk of several cancers

Men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis may face a heightened risk of several different types of cancer, a new study suggests. But, […]
September 3, 2009

Don’t forget vaccine against rare but deadly meningitis

Fever, chills, vomiting . . . it may starts like a stomach bug or the flu. But bacterial meningitis can go on to kill amazingly fast. […]
September 2, 2009

HPV vaccine (Gardasil) expert questions vaccination for young girls

Dr. Diane Harper, a friend of mine, is one of the lead researchers for the HPV vaccine (Gardasil), and now “is speaking out about its risks, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 2, 2011

How (and why) to increase the number of family meals at home

Family meals have long been an American tradition. During the past several decades, however, the American family has undergone radical changes—and family meals have changed at […]
June 5, 2011

Kids who sleep less gain more weight

If kids get fewer hours of sleep, they may start packing on the pounds, researchers say in a new study. In fact, each additional hour of sleep […]
June 5, 2011

Does your child have unrecognized high blood pressure? Nearly 20% of young adults do!

Stunning research published in the journal Epidemiology indicates that nearly one-fifth of Americans who are 24 to 32 years old have high blood pressure. And, the […]
June 6, 2011

Exercising at school boosts test scores, study finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more. In other words, exercising at school or while learning might improve kids’ test scores, […]
June 7, 2011

Early screening test detects autism in children as young as one year

An early screening test for autism, designed to detect signs of the condition in babies as young as 1 year old, has just been released. USA […]
June 7, 2011

Infants are being given potentially harmful herbal supplements

About one in ten infants are given unregulated and potentially unsafe herbal products or teas by their moms.
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