Fitter kids make better grades: study

General Health
Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says. Why? Middle school students who are physically fit are likely to score higher on standardized tests measuring reading and math abilities, a new study has found. And, the average scores went up in correlation with levels of fitness, the findings showed. (more…)
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CDC reports more mothers breastfeeding

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The Los Angeles Times reports, "Almost half of all babies born in the United States – 47.2% to be exact – are still breastfeeding at 6 months, and the rate at which mothers are initiating breastfeeding of their newborns has had its highest jump in a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported." (more…)
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Cataract removal reduces risk of broken hips from falls

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The New York Times reports, "Older people who have eye surgery to remove cataracts and improve their vision also significantly reduce their risk of breaking a hip in a fall, with the sickest among them and those in their early 80s experiencing nearly 30 percent fewer hip fractures in the first year," according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2012

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Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update 1)   Kate’s Engaged! Broadcast Update 1)   Family Talk Interview on Bryson City Secrets with Walt, Barb, Kate, and Scott 2)   Family Talk Interview on The Ultimate Boys Body Book Publication Updates 1)   My newest novel, Sugar Fork, releases TODAY 2)   Article: Natural Medications for Arthritis 3)   I hope you’ll let your friends know about my new on-line devotional 4)   Several of my books are on sale Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events (more…)
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How I addressed homosexuality one Christmas day

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For the last two days, I've posted on the controversial topic of homosexuality. On Sunday I posted What if your son asks, "Am I gay?" and What the Bible says about homosexuality. Yesterday I posted one of my most read blogs in some time, How I wish the homosexuality debate would go, and the Christian Medical Association's Statement on Homosexuality. Today I want to share a story of how I applied the principles and truths of these first four blogs in caring for a dying patient way back in 1983. (more…)
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Christian Medical Association’s Statement on Homosexuality

General Health
My last three blogs discussed what I believe is an orthodox Christian response to the current cultural debate about homosexuality. Yesterday I blogged on What if your son asks, "Am I gay?" and What the Bible says about homosexuality. This morning's blog was How I wish the homosexuality debate would go. Tomorrow I'll tell you a story of How I addressed homosexuality with a dying patient one Christmas day. But for now, I want to bring in some more expert testimony. This time it's the Christian Medical Association's Statement on Homosexuality: (more…)
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How I wish the homosexuality debate would go

General Health
Among the often hostile debates concerning issues of homosexuality, there is often more smoke than substance. I've recently run across what I believe is a calm, cogent, and carefully considered explanation of the orthodox Christian view of homosexuality. Trevin Wax is the Managing Editor of The Gospel Coalition at LifeWay Christian Resources. He's husband to Corina, and father to Timothy and Julia. This article is from his blog (Kingdom People: Living on earth as citizens of heaven): (more…)
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