TV and health

July 17, 2024

My reflections: “Faith in Practice: A Journey in Family Medicine and Faith”

I was recently interviewed by one of their staff, Arne Tielbürger, for an episode of the Lausanne podcast, “God on the Move.” Arne titled our interview, […]
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 […]
April 7, 2008

Teens with TV in their bedroom highly unhealthy

A new study confirms what I’ve been saying for years – children who have a TV in their bedroom are less likely to be highly healthy […]
July 16, 2008

Background TV disruptive for very young children

Reuters Health is reporting that having the television on in the background while pre-schoolers play with their toys disrupts their efforts to sustain attention, even when […]
August 22, 2008

Study Backs Up Dr. Walt’s Recommendations for Overweight Kids

Reuters Health  is reporting a new study suggesting that children who regularly exercise and limit their time in front of the TV and computer are much […]
September 1, 2008

Should Children Have TVs in their Bedrooms?

Here’s one simple way to keep your children healthy: Ban the TV in their bedroom. My Take?
November 3, 2008

Study links teen pregnancy to sexy TV shows

A new report suggests that television may be playing a starring role in your child’s sex education. Exposure to some forms of TV is a corrupting […]
December 3, 2008

Too Much TV and Web time harms kids’ health in almost every way

Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web is strongly associated with a wide range of health problems among kids, […]