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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?
December 11, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 32 – “Unto Us a Child is Born” or Why Most Christian Doctors Oppose Abortion

Next week Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. Isaiah wrote about Jesus and said, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is […]
June 12, 2009

Lying to your doctor may endanger your health and life

Have you ever told a fib to your physician? Perhaps a little white lie? Have you been less than honest about your social habits? Or, you […]
July 3, 2009

Routine Prostate Cancer Screening May Be More Harmful Than Helpful

Most of my male patients are confused about all the recent information for and against prostate cancer screening using the PSA blood test. What’s the latest […]
July 10, 2009

Caloric restriction may prevent disease, increase life span, researchers say

At least in rhesus monkeys. As long-time readers of this blog know, I usually don’t comment on animal studies. But, the likelihood of these data applying […]
July 22, 2009

Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms increases ovarian cancer risk. Should you worry?

I’ve received questions from women who are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms who are wondering about a flurry of news reports this last week like […]
July 31, 2009

New Study Finds 66 Percent Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Abortion

A new study done on women in Turkey who had abortions has reported a 66 percent increased risk of contracting breast cancer as a result. The […]
August 3, 2009

Researchers say tanning beds cause cancer and are as risky as tobacco or asbestos

The CBS Evening News reported, on July 28, that, according to a paper published online July 29 in The Lancet Oncology, tanning beds may “pose as […]