preventing coronary heart disease

February 22, 2024

February 22, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets his A&P platoon

Ross Calvert, Phil’s good friend from Officer Candidate School two years before, walked him into the building, where Phil’s men rose to attention. “At ease!” Ross […]
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 […]
December 28, 2021

Why diabetics should drink coffee

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you likely know that diabetes dramatically increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.
February 15, 2022

Breast-feeding protects the mother’s cardiovascular health

Most everyone knows that breastfeeding has myriad benefits for the growing baby. But did you know that breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother also? Now […]
April 12, 2022

More good news about coffee lowering risk for heart disease, stroke, and all-cause mortality

There is an association between drinking coffee — particularly two to three cups each day — and a lower risk of new or worsening heart disease, a […]
June 17, 2022

Watching under one hour of TV a day reduces coronary heart disease and blood clots

It’s tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes. But it could be worth […]
July 14, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – “Sitting Disease” increases risk of chronic illness and premature death

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Sofa Bound in South Carolina.” Dear Dr. Walt, my family doctor said I must start exercising. She said it […]
July 22, 2022

Supplements not advised for heart health or cancer prevention

A report from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicates there is insufficient proof to recommend for or against the use of most mineral and […]