preventing depression

July 14, 2024

Reflecting on 50 years with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA)

I’ve started receiving congratulations from friends and acquaintances far and wide on the anniversary of my 50th year as a member of CMDA. Below is the […]
July 10, 2024

Finally: A rational review about evidence-based care for gender-questioning young people

World Magazine had an excellent review about adolescents who are questioning their gender and the many who are seeking gender-transitioning medical or surgical care.
July 7, 2024

A nationwide podcast on the “Forgotten Front in WWII” that I think you’ll enjoy on America’s Veteran’s Stories

I was honored to be interviewed by Kim Munson on her podcast “America’s Veteran’s Stories” on Father’s Day (06/14/24) but saved it for today. I hope […]
July 4, 2024

“At First Light” and “The Forgotten Front” featured on a nationwide podcast — America’s Veteran’s Stories

I was honored to be interviewed by Kim Munson on her podcast “America’s Veteran’s Stories” on Father’s Day (06/14/24) but saved it for today. I hope […]
July 4, 2024

A U.S. President opines on “What the Fourth of July means to me”

In his first year as president, Ronald Reagan wrote an essay entitled “What the Fourth of July Means To Me.” Today, as you prepare to celebrate […]
July 3, 2024

America IS something to celebrate

Americans are in a negative mood about the current state of the country, with large majorities expressing dissatisfaction with the economy and overall national conditions. And […]
June 30, 2024

Monthly Family Update — July 2024

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: FROM APRIL NEEDS CHANGING A special July 4 podcast is coming up Have you signed up for my […]
June 26, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What do you think about stanols or sterols to prevent heart disease?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
December 13, 2010

Exercise Reduces Depression Risk

In past blogs I’ve told you about how exercise can help both prevent and treat depression. I also discuss this phenomena in my book, 10 Essentials […]
December 24, 2010

Holiday Depression And Stress

Yesterday, my last day in the medical office before Christmas, I saw three patients all suffering from holiday depression. One was a grandmother who had suffered […]
December 15, 2011

Too much TV, too little exercise associated with depression

Want to prevent or reduce depression? There are two things you should consider: (1) dramatically reduce your TV time, and (2) increase your physical activity.
December 26, 2011

The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression

The New York Times reports, “For the millions of Americans who suffer from mild to severe winter blues – a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or […]
April 28, 2022

Exercise is powerful medicine for depression or anxiety

If you or someone you love suffers with anxiety or depression, three recent studies bring some very good news when it comes to the impact of […]
May 24, 2022

Studies link Mediterranean diet to improved heart health and mood

For a number of years, the Mediterranean Diet has been rated by U.S. News and World Reports at the top of its “Best Diets Overall,” “The Best […]