heart attack prevention

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 […]
January 31, 2024

January 31 – February 9, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero sails across the North Atlantic

On a January night in 1944, we boarded a troop transport carrying a cargo of 5,000 replacement infantrymen out of Newport News, Virginia. Each of us […]
January 31, 2024

A reader writes that “Big Pharma wants you to believe ivermectin will not prevent or treat COVID but IT WILL!” Is this true or false?

Another reader wrote me that “Big Pharma wants you to believe ivermectin will neither prevent nor treat COVID, but IT WILL!” [emphasis is his] Is he […]
January 30, 2024

January 30, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero prepares to ship out – Part 7 – Boarding the ship

On January 30, 1944, Phil boarded a train at Camp Patrick Henry that would transport the men to Norfolk, Virginia, on the Chesapeake Bay. His eyes […]
January 30, 2024

Have “immense numbers” of those who received the COVID vaccine actually had “ruinously adverse effects” or “died”?

Yesterday, a reader wrote to me saying, “That immense numbers of those to whom mRNA “vaccines” have been administered have been ruinously adversely affected by their […]
January 29, 2024

Florida Surgeon General’s anti-vax warning debunked

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, recently issued a strongly-worded warning that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines should not be used. Paul Offit, MD, of Children’s Hospital […]
July 9, 2010

Is milk from grass-fed cows more heart-healthy?

Reuters Health has a report I thought you might find interesting. It’s based upon a new study answering the question, “If milk does the heart good, […]
October 13, 2010

Can Calcium Supplements Cause Heart Attacks?

Calcium supplements are coming under scrutiny due to concerns that they might increase heart attacks. A new study shows that patients over 40 who take 500 […]
November 12, 2010

The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150

An easy-to-remember formula for good health (0, 5, 10, 30, 150) is proposed in a wonderful editorial in American Family Physician titled “Preventive Health: Time for […]
April 13, 2011

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

I’m surprised how many of my patients are NOT aware of the potential cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or […]
June 19, 2011

Some NSAIDs potentially dangerous for heart attack survivors

When heart attack survivors or those with heart disease take certain pain relievers it puts them at higher risk for heart attack or death according to […]
November 19, 2021

Should you use low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has for years recommended that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack […]