Anastasha’s In Heaven

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Parenting
For all of us who have been praying diligently for Anastasha and her family, many of our prayers were answered on her and her mother's birthday, October 26, 2010. And now, there's one more angel in heaven! Here's the post from my friend and Anastasha's daddy, family physician Craig DeLisi, MD: Our sweet princess was born yesterday at 12:39 PM. I pronounced her earthly death (and heavenly birth) at 1:29 PM.  Her passing was very peaceful. It was the best labor Tonya has ever had. We saw the Lord answer specific prayer after prayer after prayer. It was remarkable. Tonya said Anastasha was the best birthday present she could have hoped for. Tonya, the kids and I spent several hours with Anastasha after her death. Yesterday was one of the most profoundly painful…
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Does MSM Work for Hair Loss?

Men's Health, Woman's Health
Long-time readers know that I think that the Doctors of Pharmacology who publish the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database have one of the best, if not the best (evidence-based, trustworthy, and medically reliable) internet resources for natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements). This month they've sent prescribers a warning about MSM for hair loss. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is best known as a remedy for osteoarthritis. But it's now showing up in products promoted for hair loss including: TriMedica Pure MSM Shampoo, Hair Loss Support Liquid, Hair Loss Alopecia Shampoo, Sulfur Plus, and many more. The thinking is that MSM contains sulfur, which is an element important for hair growth. And, some people who try it often say that it works. But, the NMCD experts tell us prescribers to "explain to patients that…
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Dancing in Heels Puts Toes Under Extreme Pressure: Study

Woman's Health
Wearing high heels while dancing may add an air of gracefulness to a woman's moves, but heels also place a great deal of extra pressure on a dancer's toes, scientists say. Hopefully, this study will help improve the health of your feet and may spur improved designs of high-heeled dance shoes. Here are the details from HealthDay News: British and Chinese researchers measured the forces exerted on the soles of the feet of six professional dancers. They found that when the study participants danced in their bare feet, the force was spread evenly between heel and toe. Dancing in high heels, however, resulted in more force being transferred to the front of the foot. The study findings were published in the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics. Dancing in 10-centimeter…
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Note to Psychologists and Counselors: CE Credit for Reading One of My Books

General Health
To all of my friends and readers who are psychologists or counselors: I received a note from Mark Durkin, MA, LPC. I don't know Mark, but he says: Hello Dr. Larimore, I just wanted to let you know that I have added your book, His Brain, Her Brain, to my website which provides Continuing Education credit to Christian counselors for reading books. The website is www.StudyCredit.com. No action is necessary on your part, other than to let other Christian counselors know about receive C.E. credit for reading your book. Thank you for writing in such a clear way the differences between men and women in how they think. This takes pressure off many marriages where both husbands and wives are left scratching their heads about the other! All the best to…
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