Mental Health

February 21, 2024

February 21, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new battalion on Anzio

In the middle of February, the weather turned rainy, and the wind was sharp and ice-cold. Phil and the other men were a miserable bunch, and […]
February 20, 2024

February 20, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new unit on Anzio

Phil was one of 182 men (17 officers and 165 enlisted men, including men returning from the hospital) who received slips indicating they would be replacements […]
February 19, 2024

February 19, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Anzio

On February 19, 1944, Phil received his orders to report to the 30th Infantry Regiment on the Anzio Beachhead. Late that afternoon, he hopped aboard a truck […]
February 18, 2024

February 18, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a master dressage stallion — Magellan

Phil returned the next day and began instruction with the master and one of his apprentices, Antonio, who was bilingual. “He wants you to mount one […]
February 17, 2024

February 17, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets a dressage master

After arriving on the docks at Naples, the ever-present Army 6×6 trucks were waiting to take Phil and the other second lieutenants to the Replacement Depot, […]
February 16, 2024

February 16, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s future units pinned down on Anzio

On February 16, 1944, the Germans had completely surrounded the Allies that were pinned down on the Anzio Beachhead — which the men quickly named ‘The […]
February 15, 2024

February 15, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Naples

In Oran, Phil was among 200 infantry lieutenants who boarded the Highland Queen, a small British steamer bound for Naples, Italy. He was part of a […]
February 13, 2024

February 13, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a train to the war

Orders were issued for 1,000 men, including Phil, to board narrow-gauge railroad cars for a three-day train ride across Morocco and Algeria to Oran, a major […]
April 12, 2008

Postpartum depression common among American women

As a family physician, I’ve had the privilege to deliver over 1500 babies in my career. Attending a birth and seeing the miracle of birth is […]
May 26, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 26, 2008

Here are Dr. Walt’s comments on today’s health headlines Bible guides some in fitness routines
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

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May 30, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 30, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines: Vitamin D for babies may prevent type 1 diabetes A new systematic review reports to have […]
June 4, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 4, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines. If Dad is not involved in child care, can we blame the mom? Here’s one the […]
June 9, 2008

Sleep a Necessity, Not a Luxury

HealthDay News reports that as the pace of life gets faster and faster, and people try to cram more and more into every minute of the […]