stroke prevention

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, […]
November 10, 2008

Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that […]
November 12, 2008

Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only […]
May 4, 2009

FDA Approves Triple-Drug Antihypertensive Polypill – Should you consider a polypill?

Hidden behind all of the Swine flu news stories is this one – which I feel is significantly more important when it comes to public health. […]
June 1, 2009

New research questions low-dose aspirin prevent heart attacks and strokes

BBC News reports that “low-dose aspirin should NOT routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes,” according to research published in the Lancet.  So, if […]
February 13, 2010

Consuming one serving of chocolate every week may reduce stroke risk

Just in time for your Valentine’s weekend, a new report indicating that chocolate may both cut your risk of a stroke and reduce the risk of […]
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 […]