Medical Marijuana Update #2

Alternative Medicine
The use, abuse, and prescription of medical marijuana is, no doubt, an evolving landscape. I have a chapter on medical marijuana in my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (endorsed by the Christian Medical Association). Now, here's an excellent update to that chapter by Matthew J. Seamon, PharmD, JD, which was published in MedScape: (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 7

Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Parenting
This is the seventh part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. DISCIPLINE We now come to the fourth letter—D for “Discipline.” Lifting up our teens with affirmation, blameless love, and connectedness is critical for their health. But like a table, a fourth leg is needed to keep things on an equilibrium—the leg of parental guidance and enforced boundaries. (more…)
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MEDIA ALERT – Dr. Walt and Barb discuss marriage on Everyday Relationships radio program tomorrow

General Health
My and Barb's interview with Dr. Greg Smalley and Susie Larson about our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage will be broadcast around the U.S. tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28. You can find information about the broadcast here.This broad ranging and fun interview was a real joy for us to record and we hope that you'll enjoy listening to it. (more…)
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A Memorial Day Remembrance to My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

General Health
This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. (more…)
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Medical Marijuana Update #1

Alternative Medicine
The use, abuse, and prescription of medical marijuana is a concern of most primary care physicians and a topic we are not infrequently asked about. As a writer and teacher of healthcare professionals, I am often asked to address the topic. So, I have an evidence-based chapter on marijuana in my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (which is endorsed by the Christian Medical Association). Added to this I can now recommend this excellent update to my chapter by Doris C. GunDersen, MD. Dr. GunDersen is the Medical Director for the Colorado Physician Health Program in Denver and this was published in the Newsletter of the Colorado Physician Health Program and titled, "Medical Marijuana - A Prescription for Trouble?": (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 6

Children's Health, Parenting
This is the sixth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTING WITH THE WORKADAY WORLD If your teen is not overscheduled and you feel good about the family connectedness, then part-time work may be another way your teen can develop into a highly healthy adult. After all, he or she does need to learn how to work, and the last I checked, the best way to learn how to work is to work! (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 5

Children's Health, Parenting
This is the fifth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS ... AND MORE FRIENDS Besides connectedness with parents, highly healthy teens need connectedness with highly healthy friends, activities, and faith communities. As teens gain independence and go out on their own, friendships become more important than ever. (more…)
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Warning Signs of Quackery and Fraud – Part 4

Alternative Medicine, Bioethics, General Health, Nutritional Health
Here's Part 4 from an excerpt from my and Donal O'Mathuna's book, Alternative Medicine: The options, claims, evidence, how to choose wisely. You find the book here. 16. Is a therapy encouraged simply because it’s been used for centuries by people in some remote place? This might simply mean that those people had nothing else to use. If the best texts on the subject are decades or centuries old, you’ll probably find that many of the old ideas were discredited long ago. Medicine evolves—just think about all we have discovered about nutrition in the last few decades. Continued use adds to our knowledge, uncovers side effects, fine-tunes dosage, and brings change. (more…)
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The ABCD’s of Parenting – Part 4

Children's Health, Parenting
This is the fourth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTEDNESS The “C” of the “ABCD’s” of raising highly healthy children and nurturing highly healthy teens is “Connectedness.” It includes connecting with your kids, connecting your kids with good friends, and connecting your kids with their Creator. (more…)
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Warning Signs of Quackery and Fraud – Part 3

Alternative Medicine, Bioethics
Here's Part 3 of an excerpt from my and Donal O'Mathuna's book, Alternative Medicine: The options, claims, evidence, how to choose wisely. You’ll find out more about the book here. Next week, I’ll post another five warning signs. 11. Does the proponent of the therapy claim to be criticized unfairly? Some proponents of CAM portray themselves as martyrs, persecuted by the government, the medical establishment, or some other organization with a stake in keeping you unaware of their breakthrough. (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – May 2013

General Health
Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Speaking and Book Signing (Blue Ridge Book Festival in Flat Rock, NC, on May 18) Publication Updates (Article on vaccines and another print run for my Alternative Medicine book) Broadcast Update (His Brain, Her Brain Broadcast on Focus on the Family set for May 6) Events of the Last Month Upcoming Events (more…)
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