Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2009 Edition

Alternative Medicine, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Medical Missions, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Woman's Health
Family Update Dr. Walt Named in “Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors” Dr. Walt Finally on Facebook Publication Update New Title for Dr. Walt’s First Novel: The Gabon Virus Dr. Walt writes chapter for Joe Gibbs’ new book: Game Plan for Life Nice Blog Review of Bryon City Seasons and Bryson City Secrets Nice Blog Review of Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook Broadcast Update Dr. Walt and Barb to be featured on the Focus on the Family Radio Broadcast in July Events of the last month and Upcoming Events  More Information: (more…)
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Yet another study suggests television viewing may impair children’s language development

Children's Health, Mental Health, Parenting
As most parents will admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like the boob tube. What shocks most parents to learn is that more than a half dozen studies now suggest that the TV babysitter has a steep price: the more time babies spend sitting in front of a TV screen, the more their social, cognitive and language development may suffer. A brand new study add to others showing that TV-viewing tends to decrease babies' likelihood of learning new words, talking, playing, and otherwise interacting with others. More information: (more…)
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More reasons to consider having your vitamin D level checked – you may think better and have less arthritis

Alternative Medicine, General Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
Low vitamin D levels may impair thinking and adequate vitamin D levels may help prevent knee osteoarthritis, according to two studies released this last week. Both of these studies, added to the others I’ve discussed in this blog in the past, may lead you to get your doctor to check your vitamin D level at your next physical exam. More Information: (more…)
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Most Children are Vitamin D Deficient Also

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Parenting
Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem in the United States. A 2004 study reported that 42 percent of otherwise healthy adolescents in a primary care setting were vitamin D deficient. Among infants, dark skin pigmentation and breastfeeding without supplementation have been cited as risk factors. Most studies have examined infants, but there are fewer data as to whether this problem persists as children are weaned to fortified milk and solid foods. A new study should raise a red flag for parents. More Information: (more…)
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