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December 19, 2023

Avoiding the Christmas blues

A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
December 18, 2023

Toy safety tips for Christmas day

As the presents are being opened at Christmas, if you have small children in the house, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges gift-givers to […]
December 17, 2023

If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe […]
December 16, 2023

Preventing a Christmas tree fire

Christmas trees may be bright and merry, but they can pose a fire hazard if you’re not careful. The National Fire Protection Association offers these suggestions […]
December 15, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 33 – Reducing Depression This New Year

A report from the World Health Organization warned of an epidemic that has become the leading cause of disability in the world, affecting more than 300 […]
December 14, 2023

‘Tis the season for colorectal screening? Give a life-saving gift this Christmas.

Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? One study found that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near […]
December 13, 2023

Two Delightful Podcasts about “At First Light”

Dr. Marissa Pei calls herself a celebrity host, motivational speaker, corporate psychologist, and #1 bestselling author. I was honored to be her guest on two podcasts […]
December 12, 2023

Ten ways to avoid Christmas tree and holiday allergies

Here are some nice tips about avoiding allergies during the holidays. Of course, by now, some of us have learned the hard way, right?
April 21, 2009

What Are Friends for? A Longer Life!

Tara Pope, one of my favorite columnists, reports in the New York Times: “In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books […]
April 29, 2009

An influential doctors group is backing off its call for annual prostate cancer tests

“Many men do not need yearly (prostate cancer) screening,” but each man’s risk should be individually assessed, said Dr. Peter Carroll, who led the panel that […]
May 22, 2009

About one-third of people unwisely don’t wear sunscreen. Should you?

Absolutely! Sun exposure can cause sunburn, wrinkles, age spots, and contribute to skin cancer. But despite that, 31% of Americans say they NEVER wear sunscreen, even […]
June 10, 2009

Trustworthy consumer websites for PRESCRIPTION drug info

How can you make informed choices about prescription drugs? For one thing, don’t get all your drug information from ads or labels! So, where can you […]
June 10, 2009

Over 90% of online pharmacies may be violating FDA regulations

Buying prescription medications from online pharmacies may seem cheap and easy. But cheap and easy shouldn’t be your top priority when it comes to your health. […]