Monthly Archives: July 2008

Podcast 7-31-08

[display_podcast] Dr Walt Larimore’s Weekly Medical Update NewsTalk 580 WDBO Orlando Central Florida’s Morning News Listen live every Weds at 8:14 at www.WDBO.com

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Podcast 7-30-08

[display_podcast] John Blok, Host of “Prime Time Florida” Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Worry ups men’s diabetes risk

According to the BBC, a Swedish study is reporting that anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights increase the risk of diabetes in men. Researchers found men with high levels of “psychological distress” had more than double the risk of developing type … Continue reading

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Midlife Hormone Therapy Lowers Risk of Late-Life Dementia

MedPage is reporting a study showing that hormone therapy in midlife has been associated with reduced women’s risk of developing dementia in old age. Compared with controls and after adjusting for other risk factors, women who only used hormone replacement … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Appointment? Don’t Go It Alone!

ABC News has a nice article suggesting that if you are heading to the doctor’s office that you might want to persuade a friend to tag along. As I blogged last week, new research suggests that older adults who bring … Continue reading

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Stunning News – A Blood Pressure Drug May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

HealthDay News is reporting a stunning study from the Boston University School of Medicine finding that the use of a particular class of blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) is associated with lower incidence and slower progression of … Continue reading

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Family Meals Critical to a Child’s Health

HealthDay News is reporting (and is one of the only news outlets doing so) a new study showing that eating meals together as a family can reduce a teen girl’s risk of turning to alcohol or drugs. My Take?

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Last Abortion Clinic in South Dakota Closes after Law Requires Patients be Informed

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that on Monday, July 21, when eight women arrived at the Planned Parenthood office in Sioux Falls in South Dakota for abortions, they were met with locked doors and a hand-written note indicating the only abortion clinic … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals’ Religious Rights Under Attack

CitizenLink is reporting that abortion advocates are targetiung federal guidelines designed to protect pro-life medical workers. My Take?

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Podcast 7-25-08

[display_podcast] John Blok Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Podcast 7-24-08

[display_podcast] Joy 102.5 WOLC Serving Maryland, Delaware, & Virginia with Christ-honoring music & programming Listen live @ www.wolc.org

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Podcast 7-23-08

[display_podcast] Dr Walt Larimore on NewsTalk 580 WDBO orlando Listen live every Weds at 8:45 at www.wdbo.com

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A trusted expert speaks out on the Vytorin fiasco (for doctors)

Here’s a note from my good friend, Thomas Dayspring, M.D., written for physicians (but, others are welcome to look on). Tom is one of the world’s most respected lipidologists (doctors who specializes in cholesterol problems):

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Secret Drug Test Takes Center Stage at Tour de France

MedPage is reporting that a secret test nabbed three riders for using a banned new form of erythropoietin. The drug is CERA (Mircera), a pegylated EPO developed by Roche that reached the European market earlier this year. It was approved … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Leader Dr. James Dobson May Endorse John McCain for President

LifeNews.com is reporting that evangelical pro-life leader Dr. James Dobson may be prepared to change his position and endorse John McCain for president. Dobson has previously expressed a reluctance to support the Arizona senator over his pro-abortion rival Barack Obama … Continue reading

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False headlines and news stories vilify Vytorin

Reuters and a number of other news agencies are reporting that the cholesterol fighter Vytorin s failed to meet the main goal of a study. They are also reporting that it is causing cancer. Are they telling you the truth? … Continue reading

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NYC chain restaurants posting calories on menus

Reuters is reporting that a new rule requiring New York chain restaurants to post calorie information on their menus took effect on Friday, marking a first for a U.S. city. The move follows the city’s 2003 ban on public smoking … Continue reading

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Singapore Will Consider Ethically Suspect Kidney Trading

The Associated Press is reporting that Singapore is considering legalizing kidney trading to help meet demand for kidney transplants, the city-state’s health minister said Monday. My Take?

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Don’t become the victim of a surgical error

CNN Health has a nice article on the steps you can take to lower the chances you’ll be the victim of a surgical error. My Take?

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Counselor Fired after Referring Homosexual to Colleague Because of Religious Objections

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a licensed counselor who was fired after referring a person seeking counsel with a same-sex relationship to a colleague. Rather than attempt to provide a … Continue reading

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John McCain Shares His Pro-Life Views, Blasts Obama on Late-Term Abortion

LifeNews.com reports that Sen. John McCain told an audience there that he is “proud” to be pro-life and defended his pro-life voting record. “I am proud of my record of protecting and advocating the rights of the unborn,” he said … Continue reading

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Red yeast rice, fish oil fight high cholesterol

Reuters Health is reporting new research showing that a regimen of supplements and lifestyle coaching is just as effective as a statin medication for reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “lethal” cholesterol. Not only that, the combination was shown … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Blasts Bush Rule to Help Pro-Life Doctors on Abortion

LifeNews.com is reporting that Planned Parenthood is attacking a Bush administration plan to help pro-life doctors. The tentative rule would ensure pro-life physicians, nurses and other medical personnel don’t face hiring discrimination if they refuse to be involved in abortions. … Continue reading

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Breast Self-Exam Gets Thumbs Down in Systematic Review

MedPage is reporting a systematic Cochrane review concluding that breast self-examination does not reduce breast cancer mortality and may cause harm by prompting unnecessary biopsies. This recommendation is based upon studies that include almost 400,000 women. My Take?

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Medical office visit companions boost care satisfaction

Reuters Health is reporting a study in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine showing that elderly people who bring along a companion when they visit their doctor may be more satisfied with the care they receive than those who … Continue reading

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Background TV disruptive for very young children

Reuters Health is reporting that having the television on in the background while pre-schoolers play with their toys disrupts their efforts to sustain attention, even when they don’t pay much attention to it, and may harm their development. The research … Continue reading

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Podcast – WDBO – 7-16-08

[display_podcast] Dr Walt Larimore with Jim Turner Central Florida’s Morning News WDBO Orlando www.WDBO.com

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Podcast WOLC – 7-16-08

[display_podcast] Joy 102.5 WOLC Serving Maryland, Delaware, & Virginia with Christ-honoring music & programming Listen live @ www.wolc.org

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Podcast Moody Radio Florida 7-16-08

[display_podcast] Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Study Finds Lesbians 50 Times More Likely to Self-Harm (nothing gay about this story)

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that the habit of “self-harming” is 50 times more likely to occur in lesbians than in the general population of women. They quote a Scottish study showing 20 percent of lesbian and bisexual women, of a total … Continue reading

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