The Lincolnian View of Abortion – Part 1

Once upon a time, I did an ethics paper on "The Lincolnian View of Abortion." I took all of the Lincoln-Douglas, and simply substituted the word "abortion" for the word "slavery." With minimal editing, the Lincoln-Douglas debates could be a debate on abortion today. Here's the third in a series of conversations I'm having with another Family Physician about the issue of abortion. (more…)
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Obesity rate in preschoolers may have finally leveled off!

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
Finally a good news story about the childhood obesity epidemic. An analysis published in the July 24 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated that "the prevalence of obesity" in "low-income preschool-aged children ages two to four years old . . . increased from 12.4 percent in 1998 to 14.5 percent in 2003, but rose only to 14.6 percent in 2008." More Information: (more…)
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Webcast Thursday to Educate Pro-Lifers About the Dangers of Obama’s Health Care

Bioethics, Marriage and Family Health, Medical Economics
There is a coalition of pro-life leaders who are alarmed that we pro-lifers unaware of what is at stake with some of the Health Care Plans being promotoed by President Obama, what they call "Obamacare." I thought you might like to know that they are planning a major webscast for tomorrow, July 23. I recommend you don’t miss it! More Information: (more…)
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Health Myth #8: “Nationalized health care would not impact patient waiting times.”

Bioethics, Medical Economics
This is the eighth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. And, it's very interesting to me to hear those in favor of any form of nationalized health insurance (especially "Obamacare") state that the issue of waiting for care in countries with nationalized health care is a "myth." Here is just one fact for your and their consideration. More Information: (more…)
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Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms increases ovarian cancer risk. Should you worry?

Cancer, Woman's Health
I've received questions from women who are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms who are wondering about a flurry of news reports this last week like this one from Bloomberg News: "Women who had hormone therapy for menopause symptoms were more likely to develop ovarian cancer, regardless of the length, formulation, or type of treatment they received." If you or someone you love is on hormone therapy, should you worry? More Information: (more…)
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Doctors can help parents help their overweight kids lose weight

Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
Many parents don't have enough self-confidence to implement and enforce changes in their child's behavior that will reduce the child's risk of obesity, researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston have found. However, the researchers also found that having the child's doctor or nurse inquire about the parents' confidence level can actually help to increase it. So, if your child is overweight or obese, what can you and your doctor do? More Information: (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – July 2009 Edition

General Health
Here is the Table of Contents for the July edition of our Family Newsletter. There's a lot going on! Family Update Publication Update Dr. Walt’s First Novel finally receives title Dr. Walt’s First Novel Has Received its First Review New documentary features Dr. Walt and exposes abortifacient qualities of the birth control pill His Brain, Her Brain soars on Article about alternative medicine in One News Now interviews Dr. Walt Dr. Walt interviewed on new prenatal gender prediction test by One News Now Dr. Walt published in Significant Living Magazine Dr. Walt published in HomeLife Magazine Lintball Leo keeps on rolling Dr. Walt has chapter published in a new college textbook Broadcast Update Dr. Walt and Barb were featured on the Focus on the Family Radio Broadcast in July…
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Caloric restriction may prevent disease, increase life span, researchers say

Cancer, General Health, Heart Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Woman's Health
At least in rhesus monkeys. As long-time readers of this blog know, I usually don't comment on animal studies. But, the likelihood of these data applying in humans is, in my opinion, so high, I wanted you to be aware of the details. And remember as you read these comments, that the monkeys in the group consuming higher calories, were still eating a heathy diet. This is NOT true for most humans! More Information: (more…)
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