Yearly Archives: 2012

How to thrive during the storms of life

Today I was honored to be asked to preach at my home church, the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, CO, on the topic of “The Palm Tree Christian: How to thrive during the storms of life.” If you’d like to hear the message, … Continue reading

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The Richest Man in Town

With all the talk about a “fiscal cliff,” “soaring taxes in 2013,” and “dramatically reduced take-home incomes,” I was reminded of a lesson I learned when I was a young family physicians practicing in Kissimmee, Florida. In fact, earlier this … Continue reading

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I’m preaching this Sunday. I hope you can come!

I hope you and yours had a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas. I wanted to let you know that I’ve been asked to preach this Sunday (December 30, 2012) at my home church, the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, CO. I … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons (Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here). This is the last of three parts. I hope it’s been a Christmas blessing. And I pray you and yours have a Christ-centered, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons (Part 1 can be found here). This is the second of three parts. I hope it will be a Christmas blessing for you and yours:

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A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I wrote about an encounter with a patient on Christmas 1982 in Bryson City, North Carolina. This … Continue reading

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Can you join Barb and me for a marriage conference at the Laity Lodge for Valentine’s weekend 2013?

Can you join Barb and me for a marriage conference at the Laity Lodge for Valentine’s weekend 2013? We’d love to have you join us!

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Larimore Family Prayer Letter

In the past, these every-other-month prayer letters have only been send to a group of subscribers who faithfully pray for Barb and me and our family. But now we want to share it with those of you who read my … Continue reading

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I have a new article on “Natural Medicines for Osteoporosis”

I have an article on “Natural Medicines for Osteoporosis” in the December 2012/January 2013 edition of Significant Living.

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Don’t miss my devotional blog, “Morning Glory, Evening Grace”

Even though I’ve discontinued my health blog, I am continuing my daily devotional blog, Morning Glory, Evening Grace. You can learn more about the devotional here.

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Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2012

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Broadcast Update Publication Updates Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events

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THE END: Today ends my health news blog

It has been a joy for me to provide this blog about “medical news you can use” and “health news you need to know” for the last decade. But, alas, I must bring the blog to an end as of … Continue reading

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Green coffee bean extracts found lacking

Green coffee bean extract (GCBE) has been popularized as a weight loss supplement – and several small studies suggest it has a modest effect. However, a new report suggests problems with the supplement.

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Tests show many milk thistle supplements low in key component

Recent tests by ConsumerLab.com of eleven milk thistle supplements show that only four met ConsumerLab.com‘s quality standards … a failure rate of nearly 64%!

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Chelation study finds benefit, but researchers warn it may not be real

The AP reports on a study presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Los Angeles regarding chelation, described as a “treatment that many doctors consider to be fringe medicine unexpectedly showed some promise in a federal study clouded by … Continue reading

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Study: Pacifiers may teem with bacteria, mold

The Time “Healthland” blog reports that pacifiers “can be teeming with bacteria, yeast and mold that can actually sicken babies rather than soothe them,” according to research recently presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s annual meeting.

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Restaurant-eating prompts higher calorie intake among youth

Reuters reports that children and adolescents consume more food products laden with sugar, saturated fat and sodium, on days when their main meals are served at restaurants, according to a CDC-funded study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent … Continue reading

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Study finds many schools offer less healthy snacks

Reuters reports on a report released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which found that many US schoolchildren are being served less healthy snack foods.

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What Better Holiday Gifts For Readers Than Signed/Personalized Books

It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such … Continue reading

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High-protein diet helps people lose more weight

Reuters reports on a new study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which found that generally, people who eat foods high in protein may shed more weight than those who consume more carbohydrates and less protein.

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Coffee, regular exercise in seniors may reduce dementia risk

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports, “Getting regular exercise and drinking coffee have both been shown to reduce the risk of dementia in seniors, and two recent studies help show why.”

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Fish oil supplements boost memory in healthy young adults

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “An omega-3 fatty acid plentiful in fish oil boosts the ability of healthy young adults, whose brains are already at their peak levels of speed and performance, to hold several items in … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate loading found to actually benefit marathoners

The New York Times reports in its “Well” blog on a study at the University of Minnesota on the benefits of carbohydrate loading before a marathon. The study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, “found … Continue reading

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Study suggests breast cancer overdiagnosed

As a result of mammographic screening programs, as many 1.3 million women over age 40 were overdiagnosed with breast cancer over three decades, researchers reported in a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Smoke-free workplace laws linked to lower heart attack rates

The Washington Post “The Checkup” blog reports, “A decline in the number of cases of myocardial infarction, or heart attack, in one Minnesota county appears linked to smoke-free workplace laws in that area, research published in the Archives of Internal … Continue reading

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Weight loss leads to better sleep

The Baltimore Sun “Picture of Health” blog reports that according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, dropping a few pounds “will lead to a good night’s sleep.”

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Lots of ads about Amberen for menopausal symptoms are popping up

Amberen is getting a lot of attention as a possible supplement for menopausal women. It’s promoted for hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, low libido, and weight loss.

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Research links hunger, lack of sleep

Time reports in its “Healthland” blog that “new research published in the journal SLEEP shows that getting more shuteye could lead to less overeating, and that lack of sleep has different influences on hunger in men and women.”

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Group recommends sports designation for cheerleading

There was a significant amount of media coverage – with major television network news dedicating more than four and half minutes to the story – on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that cheerleading should be designated as a sport. … Continue reading

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Group recommends less frequent pap testing for most women

New recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists” that “say most women age 21-65 can wait three to five years between pap tests as long as there is no sign of a problem.”

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