Monthly Archives: November 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying from cancer or heart disease.

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Vitamin E increases prostate cancer risk

The last few days, I’ve blogged several times about prostate cancer screening. While we’re on the topic, I thought you’d be interested in knowing that a major study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that taking vitamin E … Continue reading

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The PSA debate. What am I telling my patients?

I’ve posted several blogs on the raging debate about the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) recommendation concerning the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test and screening for prostate cancer. Now, after much study and prayer, let me share what … Continue reading

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PSA screening for prostate cancer. The debate continues.

ABC World News reported, “An earthquake in the debate over men and prostate cancer” regarding a “simple blood test called a PSA. Twenty million men use it to find out if they show a sign of risk, yet today, a … Continue reading

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The PSA Controversy: A view from family physicians.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has once again rejected the status quo, following the evidence to propose a recommendation some likely will find controversial. Here’s a viewpoint from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) that I find very … Continue reading

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The PSA Controversy: A view from the American Cancer Society.

To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer, that is the question. Or is it? Here’s the viewpoint of my friend, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society. 

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Task force recommends “D” rating for PSA screening for prostate cancer

TV and print media have extensively covered the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) decision to give a “D” rating to PSA testing. What’s this mean for men? I’ll cover this controversy in the next few blogs.

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Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update 1)   Endorsements for Hazel Creek 2)   Cover for Hazel Creek 3)   Finished Writing Sugar Fork 4)   Update on the Guy’s Body Book Events of the last month … Continue reading

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A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches death. He recently faced some difficult decisions about pursuing care versus withholding care. I’m … Continue reading

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Is the US infant mortality ranking “shameful”? I say, “no,” but here’s the debate:

Of the over 2000 blogs I’ve posted, one of the most popular was Health Myth #1: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world.”. Now, in an editorial, USA Today points out that the … Continue reading

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