Cancer

December 11, 2022

The truth about 6 holiday health myths

With the winter holidays gearing up, a duo of doctors is crying “Bah, humbug!” over some seasonal health myths. From poisonous poinsettias to heady heat loss, […]
December 11, 2022

THIS AFTERNOON I was on the Stephen Ambrose “History Happy Hour” talking about my new WWII book

My and Mike Yorkey’s epic book about my father’s WWII exploits (he was the youngest and one of the most decorated front-line officers in WWII) and […]
December 10, 2022

Saturday Book Report – TOMORROW catch me on the Stephen Ambrose History Happy Hour

My and Mike Yorkey’s epic book about my father’s WWII exploits (he was the youngest and one of the most decorated front-line officers in WWII) and […]
December 9, 2022

Many pregnant women don’t know that a whooping cough vaccine prevents the disease in their newborns

Reuters reported that the FDA recommends the use of a whooping cough vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy.
December 8, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What works for weight-loss?

Dear Dr. Walt, in your last two video blog Q&As, you’ve said why you do not recommend weight-loss supplements. So, what do you recommend? — Advice […]
December 7, 2022

Can you be too old to improve your nutrition?

The Washington Post reported on a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that showed “that people can gain sizable health benefits at ANY age.
December 6, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 10B – Our Town

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 […]
December 5, 2022

Is morning or afternoon exercise best?

Eat This, Not That reports, “Exercise can offer many benefits” at least “for people aged 50 and older.”
March 8, 2022

Study: No-meat, low-meat diets lower risks of common cancers

HealthDay reports a large study that suggests that people who adhere to no-meat and low-meat diets “may have lower risks of some of the most common cancers.”
March 21, 2022

Does your favorite sunscreen cause cancer?

According to ConsumerLab.com, “Scientists have discovered at least two different compounds in sunscreen that are carcinogens — benzene and benzophenone.” Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer.
March 24, 2022

Study: More U.S. women behind on recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years

MedPage Today reports, “More and more U.S. women were behind on guideline-recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years.”
April 29, 2022

Obesity nearly doubles a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer

I’ve told you in the past that being overweight or obese can increase the risk for over a dozen types of cancer.
June 13, 2022

Survey: Many people lack knowledge of risks of sunburn and tanning

HealthDay reported, “While most people probably know it’s not safe to get a sunburn, many may not realize that tanning also increases the risk of skin […]
June 22, 2022

Weight loss tied to huge drop in cancer risk and mortality

MedPage Today reported, “Weight loss, even achieved through bariatric surgery, reduced the risk of obesity-related cancer.”