The Truth About 7 Common Food Additives

General Health
I’ve written about food additives in three of my books; The Highly Healthy Child; Why A.D.H.D. Doesn’t Mean Disaster: and God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child. You can find out more about or purchase these books here. However, this new information, from WebMD, updates my writing and I thought it might be helpful for parents and discusses: (1) Artificial coloring, (2) High fructose corn syrup, (3) Aspartame, (4) Monosodium glutamate (MSG), (5) Sodium benzoate, (6) Sodium nitrite, and (7) Trans fat. More Information: (more…)
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‘Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening? Give a Life-Saving Gift this Christmas.

Cancer, General Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health
Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? Well, a new study shows that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals' birthdays increases attendance. The possible reason, say the study's authors, could be because birthdays and holidays trigger feelings about aging. More Information: (more…)
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Parents can help kids to slim down

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. This new study confirms what Dr. Walt and his colleagues found when they did research for their book SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat. You can find the book here.  More Information: (more…)
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The Truth About 6 Holiday Health Myths

Children's Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
With the winter holidays gearing up, a duo of doctors is crying "Bah, humbug!" over some seasonal health myths. From poisonous poinsettias to heady heat loss, no holiday health myth is safe. Here are the facts, according to Rachel Vreeman, MD, and Aaron Carroll, MD, who are assistant professors of pediatrics at Indiana University's medical school: More Information: (more…)
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For Pro-Lifers, an Early Christmas Present from President Bush — regulations to protect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Woman's Health
President Bush's days may be numbered, but not his pro-life influence. In a monumental decision that will be felt well into the next administration, the White House-with the cooperation of the Department of Health and Human Services-made good on its promise to protect the faith and conscience of health care workers. Today, the President fulfilled the longstanding request of pro-life healthcare professionals: to issue new rules that reinforce the rights of doctors, pharmacists, technicians, and even receptionists.  More Information: (more…)
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If you or someone you love is using an albuterol inhaler, you need to read this

Children's Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health
Fast-relief albuterol inhalers to treat asthma symptoms will go green in the United States starting January 1, 2009, as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, it is estimated that up to 40 percent of the 20 million U.S. patients using CFC inhalers have not yet made the required switch from CFC to HFA inhalers. How do you do this and how do you learn more? More Information: (more…)
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The Top 10 Natural Products of the Year

Bioethics, General Health, Heart Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
As you’ve read in my recent health headline postings, alternative medicines are used by 38 percent of American adults and nearly 12 percent of children, according to a large national survey done in 2007 that was released last week by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Natural products were the most popular alternative treatment used by the nearly 24,000 adults and more than 9,400 children interviewed for the survey. But, what were the top natural products used in 2007? More Information: (more…)
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For Colds, Step Aside, Chicken Soup: Make Way for Hot Fruit Drinks

Alternative Medicine, Men's Health, Woman's Health
Cold viruses are stubborn germs that need both coaxing – and time – to get out of your system. So you might need some help while you're feeling under the weather. And it need not come from the pharmacy or medicine cabinet. That's where the time-honored tradition of folk medicine comes into play in cultures and countries both here and abroad – including a recent addition to the home medicine category – a half a cup of a hot apple and black currant "fruit cordial" to drink. More Information: (more…)
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Cutting Drug Costs: 11 Dos and Don’ts

Medical Economics
In these tight economic times, people are looking for ways to stretch their money. But when it comes to your medications, some cost-cutting strategies make sense, while others may be penny wise but pound foolish. Here are expert dos and don'ts for cutting drug costs without compromising your health. More Information: (more…)
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Families can find joy in pared-down, simpler holidays

Children's Health, General Health, Marriage and Family Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
The stock market has sunk. Your retirement account is evaporating. Bankruptcies, layoffs and home foreclosures dominate the news. Joy to the world? It's that glorious time of year, but with money-related worry and sadness so prevalent, how can anyone get into the celebratory spirit of the holidays?  More Information: (more…)
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Newsweek’s Opinion about Gay Marriage Takes the Bible on a Joy Ride

Marriage and Family Health
Newsweek has declared war on marriage. That is the only way to interpret its publishing a lengthy cover story by Lisa Miller that rehashes a laundry list of unoriginal arguments in favor of same-sex "marriage." There are so many logical and theological errors in this piece that I felt it deserved a detailed, point-by-point rebuttal.  More Information: (more…)
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Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms

Alternative Medicine, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
This is a handout I produced for the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly that was held in San Diego, CA, September 19 and 20, 2008. My desire in making this information freely available is to help women who are wrestling with menopausal symptoms, and who are considering natural medications, to make wise decisions in conjunction with their personal healthcare professional. More Information: (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2008 Edition

General Health
This is a new feature on our blog here at DrWalt.com. Each month we’ll be putting the Larimore family newsletter here in the blog. The newsletter may include family news, publication updates, broadcast updates, events of the last month, and upcoming events. You can subscribe to this newsletter, at no cost, here.  More Information: (more…)
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HEADLINE: “Abortion not seen linked with depression.” Don’t believe it for a second.

Bioethics, Mental Health, Woman's Health
Reuters is reporting today that “No high-quality study done to date can document that having an abortion causes psychological distress, or a "post-abortion syndrome," and “efforts to show it does occur appear to be politically motivated.” They base this upon a new report by U.S. researchers. Should you believe this? Not for a New York second. More Information: (more…)
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Pro-abortion Medical Student Learns the Grim Reality about Abortion

Bioethics, Children's Health, Woman's Health
A recent edition of the Washington Post Magazine had a feature about a pro-abortion medical student, Lesley Wojick, deciding whether to become a professional abortionist or not. When Wojick observed an actual abortion, "[t]he patient was in obvious pain. Her screams gave Lesley the chills, and she thought she might throw up." When one woman sought an abortion at 20 weeks, Wojick realized that on her neonatal rotation "she had tried to keep similar-sized babies alive." More Information: (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2008 Edition

General Health
This is a new feature on our blog here at DrWalt.com. Each month we’ll be putting the Larimore family newsletter here in the blog. The newsletter may include family news, publication updates, broadcast updates, events of the last month, and upcoming events. You can subscribe to this newsletter, at no cost, here.  More Information: (more…)
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Healing for the Holidays: Adult Stem Cell Research Still Outpaces Embryonic by Miles and Miles and Miles …

Bioethics, General Health, Heart Health
Today we seem to be floating on a tattered raft of bad news, but this is a week for Thanksgiving, and it seems only right to note that for all the trouble we face, we live in the most blessed times in human history. This is also an extraordinary era for medicine. As we count our blessings this week, consider what one field - adult stem cell research and therapy - is accomplishing for human healing. More Information: (more…)
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