childhood overweight

February 12, 2024

February 12, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a famous Berber war horse in Morocco

Phil had written his mother about letting “a cute girl that I met near camp teach me French.” He also learned from her about a Moroccan […]
February 11, 2024

February 11, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero writes home from French Morocco

While Phil  and the thousands of replacements in camp with him waited in French Morocco for their assignments, the war waged in Europe without them. Phil […]
February 10, 2024

February 10, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives in North Africa

On the Liberty Ship, 18-year-old, Phil Larimore, the youngest commissioned Army officer in World War II, stood on the deck and watched his homeland disappear over […]
February 9, 2024

My “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living on over-the-counter hearing aids and health risks from Wi-Fi routers

I enjoy writing a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the January issue I address over-the-counter hearing aids, health risk from […]
February 7, 2024

Meet the Larimores (magazine article about our family)

Barb and I were honored to have been featured in the Northern Springs Living magazine in January.
February 5, 2024

A Guide to Non-Sugar Sweeteners

A reader asked, “Dr. Walt, What are the healthiest alternatives to sugar? I first posted a response to this in Today’s Christian Living in May 2023. […]
February 3, 2024

My best-selling book, “Fit over 50,” is on a limited-time $1.99 sale at Amazon and Target but you have to act FAST

I was delighted to co-author a now best-selling book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices for a Healthier, Happier You, with my dear, long-time friend, Phillip […]
February 1, 2024

The latest evidence on COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know and what the best science shows

This week, I’ve been updating you on the latest evidence on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccines, including the benefits and the risks you […]
November 23, 2009

Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem

What does my national academy of family physicians, the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) and Coca-Cola have in common? The common sense answer should be, […]
November 25, 2009

Horror Show = Movie Popcorn = 3 Burgers + 12 Pats of Butter

According to a report from Fox News, “The food at movie theaters is scarier than ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ a frightening new study reveals.” The double-features […]
July 12, 2010

Should some kids take fish oil supplements?

This last April I blogged on the topic, “Should Kids take Fish Oil Supplements?” and concluded, “… most kids don’t need fish oil supplements.” However, for […]
July 23, 2010

Letter from Professor about the Family Physician Academy and Coke

In a past blog of mine (Partnership Between Family Physicians and Coca-Cola Poses Ethical Problem) I wrote, “What does my national academy of family physicians, the […]
December 29, 2010

Adolescent obesity associated with risk of severe obesity in adulthood

Like many physicians who care for children and teens, I’m acutely aware of and concerned about the epidemic, the tsunami, of childhood overweight and obesity. Because […]
December 29, 2010

Overweight Children Are Affected More By Stress

American kids are really stressed out — not least of all overweight and obese kids, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. The […]