Sports Medicine

May 28, 2023

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – The “Forgotten Front” of WWII

Inspired by a war-scarred field of bright red poppies that he saw in the spring of 1915, Canadian Soldier Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote the powerful […]
May 27, 2023

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – Teach the children well

Each Memorial Day weekend, one of my favorite tributes and reminders of what this holiday means comes from my friend, Gary Bauer. I hope his post […]
May 26, 2023

The Writer’s Studio 07 – My Interview with Debbie Macomber (Part 1)

You’re in for a treat as one of America’s most published and beloved authors Debbie Macomber visits with me and shares her journey to mastering the […]
May 24, 2023

Our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Barb and I just returned from a stunning 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. After long flights there (10 hours from Denver to Frankfurt and 4 […]
May 22, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt – Episode #5 – 10 Key Habits to Consider and Essential #1 – What is True Health?

In this episode, I’ll break down the 10 key habits or 10 essentials of happy, healthy people and we’ll discuss Essential #1 — What is True […]
May 17, 2023

I’ve been selected a a Featured Author for this Fall’s Louisiana Book Festival

SAVE THE DATE: I’m over-the-moon excited to let you know that I’ve been invited to be a “Featured Author” at the 2023 Louisiana Book Festival in […]
May 15, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt – Episode #4 – Four Keys to Becoming Highly Healthy

Do you want to know the secrets of how to make simple choices for a happier, healthier you — a you that will have more quality […]
May 12, 2023

The Writer’s Studio 05 – My Interview with Journalist Patricia Raybon (Part 1)

Have you thought about writing a book? Join me as I visit with award-winning journalist, essayist, and professor Patricia Raybon to discuss her career-changing decision to […]
March 31, 2011

Surprise! Stretching before run may not help in preventing most running injuries

A new study is raising eyebrows among those of us who include sports medicine in our practices. Now, before I give you the details of the […]
June 28, 2011

App for smart phones helps diagnose concussions

A physician at the University of North Carolina has teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an app (application) for mobile devices that helps determine whether […]
January 5, 2012

Soccer “headers” may increase risk of brain injury

NBC Nightly News reported, “a new study that says frequent headers show brain injuries similar to that seen in patients with concussion, also known as mild traumatic […]
January 5, 2012

A new worry for soccer parents: Heading

What happens inside the skull of a soccer player who repeatedly heads a soccer ball? That question motivated a provocative new study of the brains of […]
January 8, 2012

Experts criticize young athletes’ use of energy drinks

USA Today reports that doctors increasingly are warning parents and coaches about energy drinks’ contents, lax labeling requirements, and the risks of high doses of caffeine […]
February 1, 2012

Risk of cardiac arrest for marathon participants is very, very small

The Wall Street Journal reports that new research suggests that the risk of cardiac arrest for those participating in marathons may be very small.