The Irrationality of the Anti-Vaccine Zealots

General Health
According to Online Masters in Public Health, “Thanks in part to a debunked study linking vaccines and autism, many parents are refusing to have their children vaccinated against common disease. As the number of children inoculated against serious diseases falls, the risk to public health increases.” You can see the very impressive data and graphics here. (more…)
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Reading, Writing and … Running?

General Health
You want your children to excel in the classroom? Just have them focus on the “Three R’s”: Reading, Writing and … Running? Well, don’t forget arithmetic. But don’t overlook the importance of keeping your child’s body, and not just their brain, fit. (more…)
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Resistance Training Ups Testosterone in Muscles of Older Men

General Health
MedScape News is reporting a study showing that resistance training can increase the production of sex steroids in the muscles of older men. If borne out by further research, the findings could have important implications for a wide range of conditions experienced by many aging individuals and linked to a decline in sex steroid hormones, say Koji Sato, PhD, and colleagues from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan in their report in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. (more…)
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Which diet is the best?

General Health
Here’s a question I get asked a lot: “Which diet is the best to lose weight?” There’s a lot to weigh out when it comes to diets, mainly because there is a buffet of approaches and opinions. And frankly, many are bad ones. But is there a "best one"? (more…)
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Teens and Breast Cancer

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The teen years—a time for learning to drive, going to that first prom, and … fighting breast cancer? That may sound far-fetched, but some experts believe breast cancer prevention should start as early as puberty. (more…)
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CDC: Dengue fever present in parts of southern US

General Health
NBC News reports on its website that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that dengue fever is present in parts of the southern US, following its apparent role in the October death of a 63-year-old Texas woman. One of the complications involving this disease in the US is that it is misdiagnosed as the flu or West Nile virus (WNV), as patients carrying flu-like symptoms do not generally receive testing for other diseases. (more…)
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A Deaf Ear to Your Heart

General Health
It’s been said your body speaks to you, but when it comes to men and their heart, many aren’t listening. Research shows for most men suffering sudden cardiac arrest, the condition wasn’t sudden at all. The men just ignored the early warning signs. (more…)
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Laundry and Dishwasher Pod Dangers

General Health
Laundry packs are a hot trend when it comes to doing that weekly wash. They’re concentrated, convenient, effective, and … are easy to eat. Now, that last part isn’t exactly a benefit, but unfortunately it’s happening in many homes with young children, with hazardous results. (more…)
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Exposure to mild cold temperatures helps people lose weight

General Health
On its website, NBC News reports that research published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests “that exposure to mild cold temperatures – around 64 to 66 degrees – can help you lose weight.” The researchers “hypothesize that setting the thermostat to a cooler temperature will make our bodies work harder to warm themselves – which means more calories burned.” (more…)
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Vindication for Chocolate

General Health
You just wrapped up Valentine’s Day, and chocolate has been the staple food in many diets. That’s good news! Well, sort of. Now I don’t advocate overindulgence, but here are a few reasons you can enjoy the rest of your Valentine’s dark chocolate without guilt. (more…)
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Larimore Bi-Monthly Prayer Letter (12/15 – 2/14)

Family Newsletter
In this prayer letter:  PRAISES: 1) Recent Writing Projects 2) Recent Marriage Conferences 3) Letter of Thanks 4) “Communicating Through Your Differences” magazine article 5) How “A Real Man Can Cherish His Wife” 6) Medical News You Can Use PRAYER REQUESTS: 1) Current Writing Projects EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS (more…)
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Passing Colds Around

General Health
A mom asked me, “How can I keep all of us from getting sick once one of us is?” Wow. If you have kids, that’s the eternal question. The spread of colds is not hard to prevent, as there’s plenty you can do to suppress those sniffles. (more…)
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Strike Out on Strokes

General Health
Weakness on one side of the body, droopiness of the facial muscles, or slurred speech—these are classic symptoms of what life-threatening condition? If you said "a stroke," you’re right. But, if you have those symptoms, what should you do? Hopefully more than most of us. (more…)
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