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Walt Crocker

Digital Journalist based in Saint Louis, MO, United States. Joined on Jun 30, 2009

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Using Urine to Diagnose Disease

Back before blood tests, MRI's, and x-rays, doctors examined different parts of the body by sight. They could look at tongue, urine, eyes, and feces and diagnose what was wrong with you.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Diagnosis From the Internet — Is it Cancer?

The Internet has become a valuable tool for finding out information about your health. Doctors even use it. But you have to be cautious about the information you are getting and be sure to use a reliable site. And sometimes even then you can be fooled.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Op-Ed: Adderall — The New Drug of Choice on College Campuses

Before, marijuana was the drug of choice on college campuses, but now a drug used to treat attention deficient disorder in children , Adderall is the new college drug of choice.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Op-Ed: What Killed the American Dream?

Back in the fifties, the American dream was very much alive. Good job, two kids, and a house in the suburbs. Today, for many that dream is beyond their reach.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Can you become addicted to sugar?

Some of us have more of a "sweet tooth" than others. If you just have to have that doughnut in the morning, you might be addicted to sugar.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Fecal Transplant Restores Intestinal Bacteria Balance

Fecal transplants, or fecal bacteriotherapy is used to restore the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the colon.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 4 comments

Op-Ed: $95 Homeless Doll From Mattel Causes Controversy

A $95 homeless doll from Mattel Toy Corporation is supposed to teach children about homelessness, but instead has raised questions.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Russ Carnahan Introduces Bill to Extend Tax Incentive

Russ Carnahan has introduced a bill in the Missouri legeslature to extend tax benefits to Missouri homeowners. Bill would benefit older houses.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Anxiously awaited Doses of the swine Flu Vaccine Arrive

The anxiously awaited first doses of the swine flu vaccine have arrived. Health care professionals will be the first to get the vaccine.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

National Parks Face Extinction from Global Warming

If global warming continues at the present rate, some of our national parks may become extinct. Some of them are already experiencing changes.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Op-Ed: Admistration Ready to close Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay is where the terrorist suspects are being held, including some who supposedly plotted the 911 attacks. But where will we put them in the United States?
In the Media by Walt Crocker

10 things you may not know about credit

The average American family owes some $4,088 in credit card debt. Here are ten things that you may not know that can keep you out of debt.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Disney Buys Marvel Comics for $4 Billion

Disney is going to buy Marvel Comics for a staggering $4 Billion. Marvel is the largest publisher of comice books and has made some of its own movies lately.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Anheuser Busch Executive's Bonuses Double First Half 2009

For the first half of 2009, the executives at Anheuser busch in St. Louis have doubled their bonuses while laying off workers and cutting costs.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Op-Ed: Man Carries Assault Rifle to Obama Town Hall Meeting

A number of people have begun carrying assault weapons and pistols to town hall meetings as a form of protest. Can this be safe?
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Legendary Skateboarder Dies from Insect Sting

Pioneering skateboader Andy Kessler died from an insect sting recently. At least 40 people die each year from insect stings in the United States each year.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Woodstock Celebrates it 40th Anniversary

Woodstock was the end of an era. Some 500,000 people attended what was to be the biggest music festival to date. Today, after 40 years, the repercussions of Woodstock are still felt.
In the Media by Walt Crocker - 2 comments

Comic Con Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in San Diego

Comic Con, a world of fantasy, fiction and animatioon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in San Diego this year. More than 125,000 people are expected to attend this year.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

E-Coli Contamination at the Lake of the Ozarks may Affect Tourism

Officials at the Lake of the Ozarks are worried that recent E-Coli contamionation of the lake may have affected tourism levels even though it has returned to a safe level.
In the Media by Walt Crocker

Missouri Cities Take Action on Drugs

A couple of cities in outstate Missouri have become frustrated by the Missouri legislature's lack of interest in passing good meth and marijuana laws. They keep medical marijuana illegal and do little about the meth problem in Missouri.
In the Media by Walt Crocker
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