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Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2012

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Walt’s Books On Sale
  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
  • 1) Walt’s New Devotional
  • 2) Article in Significant Living magazine
  • 3) First Endorsement for The Ultimate Guy’s Body Book
  • 4) First Review for The Ultimate Guy’s Body Book
  • 5) 15th Printing of Lintball Leo
  • 6) Professional Article published
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events Continue reading

Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Broadcasting News
  • 1)   The Burning Bush Men’s Conference
  • 2)   Focus on the Family Program on Children’s Health
  • Publication Update
  • 1)   Writing Hazel Creek
  • 2)   Writing Sugar Fork
  • 3)   Writing Guy Talk
  • 4)   The Influenza Bomb translated into Dutch
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Larimore Family Newsletter – August 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Publication Update
  • 1)   Be your own healthcare quarterback
  • 2)   Can the birth control pill cause abortions?
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

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Larimore Family Newsletter – July 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Broadcasting News
  • 1) Gameplan for Life with Coach Joe Gibbs video features Dr. Walt
  • 2) Radio Interview on 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People
  • 3) TV Interview in Nebraska
  • 4) Internet TV Interview with Walt and Barb on His Brain, Her Brain
  • 5) Broadcast with Walt and Barb about Miscarriage (kept over from last month)
  • Publication Update
  • 1) Guy Talk Promotion Begins
  • 2) Dr. Walt’s article on childhood obesity in Parent Guide News
  • 3) Dr. Walt Mentioned in birth control pill article in a newspaper in the Philippines
  • 4) Health Economist article about the RUC mentions Dr. Walt

Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Broadcasting News
  • 1) The Heartbreak of Miscarriage
  • 2) Busting the Stress of Motherhood
  • Publication Update
  • 1) Your Hopes and Dreams
  • 2) Meet My Mentor of 25 Years: Bill Judge
  • 3) My first solo novel scheduled for release
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events Continue reading

Larimore Family Newsletter – March 2011

Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
  • The Gabon Virus still garnishing good reviews
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Family Update

It’s good to be home as we were only home 6 days out of a 30-day stretch over the last month. We’re thankful for the opportunity to travel and speak, but enjoy when we’re home.

I’ve been devoting a lot of my time to writing. I finally finished, and turned into ZonderKidz Guy Talk: A Christian physician answers your not-so-stupid questions about your body. I’m waiting to see if the publisher will accept the manuscript. If they do, the editing process begins. It’s a long process and the book will likely not be out until early next year.

Now, I’ve turned all my attention to a final push on my first solo novel, Hazel Creek. It is due to the publisher (Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) on March 14. I’m hopeful I’ll make the deadline.

Barb is completing her final edits and cuts, and I’ve been blessed to have ten dear friends, all of whom read lots of historical fiction, read the manuscript. They have made some wonderful suggestions, many of which I’m now putting into the manuscript. It will be, I think, a much better book because of their suggestions.

While I’m finishing the book, Barb will travel to Florida to spend time with girl friends and also take a “girls’ cruise” to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend.

Jack and I will try to hold down the fort.

Publishing Update

The Gabon Virus still garnishing good reviews

Here’s a nice review of The Gabon Virus from An Unlikely Blessing by Judy Baer:

My Impressions:

The Gabon Virus by Paul McCusker and Walt Larrimore, MD, is the first book in their TSI (Time Scene Investigators) series. I began the series backwards — I read The Influenza Bomb first. It was so good I just had to go back and read the first novel. The GabonVirus did not disappoint, it was better!

A deadly strain of Ebola has been unleashed in the jungle of Gabon. Is it the result of an arrogant pharmaceutical company’s research gone amok, or is it just part of an eco-terrorist group’s agenda to rid the world of humans? A team made up of forensic pathologists, virologists, Interpol agents, and the US military must take on the crisis to find a cure before the virus reaches pandemic levels.

I was describing this book to my husband, who kept rolling his eyes. What, I demanded, was his problem? He said, how could anyone find a book about researchers suspenseful! Well, I did! McCusker and Larrimore combine great writing with actual medical research. The reader gets swept up in the urgency of the crisis as well as the detailed information about retrieving evidence from the present and the past. TSI refers to the fact that the group looks at historical epidemics in order to solve present-day outbreaks.

The TSI series combines fast paced action with great characterization. The research is impeccable, and the spiritual aspect is thought-provoking. Pick up The Gabon Virus and The Influenza Bomb. But get ready for some sleepless nights – because you just can’t put them down!

Highly Recommended.

Events of the last month

  • Feb 2-6, we flew to Ft. Myers, FL, and then drove to Naples for the AMA’s RUC meeting. While we were there, on Feb 4, Barb had the privilege to speak at a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs on our book, “His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage,” and she also did a book signing. It was, I am told, a great success—with over 250 women enjoying Barb’s talk.
  • That evening, Barb and I spole at the evening Book Club of the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. I’ll did a reading from “TSI: The Influenza Bomb,” my second novel and discussed my current and future writing projects. We then attended another book signing. We love the pastor and the people at First Pres Bonita Springs and our visits there are always a treat.
  • Feb 6-10, we were in Atlanta visiting Scott, Jen, and their two girls. We had a fabulous time with them.
  • Feb 10-13, we flew back to Florida for the wedding of a dear friend in Orlando. It was a blessed event for us and we were overjoyed to be with so many dear friends from our “Florida days.”
  • Feb 17-20, Barb and I were in Scottsdale, AZ, where I spoke at an educational event for doctors on “Childhood Obesity.” Barb and I will also spoke together on “His Brain, Her Brain” at the same event. The presentation seemed well received, for which we were grateful.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 1-4, Barb will make a quick trip to Baton Rouge to be with her family.
  • Mar 2-3, I’ll do a quick trip to Baltimore to attend a technical meeting at the Medicare offices—then I’ll be home the rest of the month!
  • Mar 9-12, Barb will be visiting friends in Orlando.
  • Mar 13-20, Barb will be on a cruise with some dear girl friends.
  • Mar 21-24, Barb will be visiting friends in Kissimmee.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here

Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2011

World-wide attention focused on Shell in January 1956 at the news of the disappearance of Saint and four other missionaries – Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian. They had been trying to reach the Huaorani tribe, and had been making aerial reconnaissance missions. When they landed in Huaorani territory they were killed by the natives, their bodies thrown into the Curaray River. Once again, Shell served as a base of operations, this time for the families of the victims and rescue workers.
Two years later, in 1958, the Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente opened its doors as the first hospital in that region of Ecuador. The hospital was the dream of Nate Saint, who donated both land and time to work on its construction before his death in 1956. It served an estimated 65,000 people who lived on the eastern side of the Andes and in the jungle. In 1985 a new Hospital Vozandes was opened on the other side of the Motolo River, and the old hospital was converted to a guest house, lasting until 2007 when weather and termites forced it to be torn down.
In August 1964, Nate Saint Memorial School opened in Shell for missionary children. The school was the realization of an idea Saint had of starting a mission school. He believed it was important for children to go to school close to home. The school was started by MAF, and later was transferred to HCJB who now operate it.

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Broadcast Update
  • FamilyTalk Programs on Immunizations aired last month
  • Grounded Radio Program on the Immunization Debate
  • Publication Update
  • His Brain, Her Brain may be saving our marriage
  • Blast from the past
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Family Update

Well, winter arrived with fury in the last day. Snow, blowing snow, howling winds, ice, low of minus 17 degrees, and a wind chill of 40 below zero. I’d call that winter for sure!

Barb and I just returned from a week in Ecuador. I taught two days at an International Medical Conference in Quito that had over 1200 attendees. My talks were simultaneously translated into Spanish. Barb said I sounded pretty good in Spanish. Since Quito sits at 9500 feet above sea level, the temperatures were cool to chilly. We enjoyed visiting the city a great deal. Also, our time spent with the HCJB missionaries at Hospital Vozandes – Quito was very fruitful.

We also spent two days on the edge the Amazon jungle at a mission outpost, Hospital Vozandes del Orient (Voice of the Andes), in a small village named Shell. We had a fabulous time visiting a small group of committed missionary doctors, nurses, and staff. I especially enjoyed rounding with the doctors and spending most of one night in the OR with the incredibly skilled missionary surgeons (thanks to Stan Pletchett, MD, and David Graham, MD, for allowing me to be with them in the OR).

We also enjoyed touring the Nate Saint house. Nate was one of the five missionaries martyred along with Jim Elliot in the Amazon jungle. The five men flew into the jungle from Shell. Here are some of the details.

  • World-wide attention focused on Shell in January 1956 at the news of the disappearance of Saint and four other missionaries – Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian. They had been trying to reach the Huaorani tribe, and had been making aerial reconnaissance missions. When they landed in Huaorani territory they were killed by the natives, their bodies thrown into the Curaray River. Once again, Shell served as a base of operations, this time for the families of the victims and rescue workers.
  • Two years later, in 1958, the Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente opened its doors as the first hospital in that region of Ecuador. The hospital was the dream of Nate Saint, who donated both land and time to work on its construction before his death in 1956. It served an estimated 65,000 people who lived on the eastern side of the Andes and in the jungle. In 1985 a new Hospital Vozandes was opened on the other side of the Motolo River, and the old hospital was converted to a guest house, lasting until 2007 when weather and termites forced it to be torn down.
  • In August 1964, Nate Saint Memorial School opened in Shell for missionary children. The school was the realization of an idea Saint had of starting a mission school. He believed it was important for children to go to school close to home. The school was started by MAF, and later was transferred to HCJB who now operate it.

Back in Quito, we visited community development projects, taught students and residents, visited the equator, and toured the old town and cathedrals–all of which were fun side trips.

Overall it’s a beautiful country from the beaches, to the lush vegetation, to the amazing diversity of birds and butterflies, to the towering spine of the Andes with peaks above 20,000 feet, to its many volcanoes (we say one huffing some threatening smoke and ash), to delicious fruits and vegetables and juices, to its ancient haciendas and barrios, to its many native tribes … all in all a delightful trip.

After a couple of days rest, we’re off again. In toto, we’ll only be home 6 out of a 30-day stretch. We’re thankful for the opportunity, but also quite enjoy when we’re home.

When I can, I’ve been working hard on two current writing projects: (1) my first solo novel, Hazel Creek, and (2) Guy Talk: A Christian physician answers your not-so-stupid questions about your body, which is a book for guys going through puberty. #1 is due to the publisher on March 15, while #2 is due February 15. I think I’ll make both deadlines.

Broadcast Update

  • FamilyTalk Programs on Immunizations aired last month

The programs I recorded with Dr. James Dobson on immunizations will aired on Wednesday and Thursday, January 26-27, 2011. You can listen to or download the programs from the FamilyTalk Web site. Part One on childhood vaccinations is here. Part Two on adult immunization is here.

  • Grounded Radio Program on the Immunization Debate

FamilyTalk received so many comments about the programs mentioned above, that Dr. Dobson’s son and co-host, Ryan Dobson, and I went on his Internet Radio Show, Grounded, to continue the discussion. You can listen or download the program, after registering for free here.

Publishing Update

  • His Brain, Her Brain may be saving our marriage

There are few things more gratifying to an author than to learn that his or her book has impacted a life. Barb just received this email about the book we coauthored, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage:

His Brain, Her Brain

I have to tell you that I believe your book might be in the process of saving our marriage. I truly was beginning to wonder if my husband had lost his mind … did not understand WHY in the world he didn’t see the situation as I am seeing it.

And I have since learned that he TRULY IS NOT SEEING it the way I am, because he isn’t processing it as I am !!

Cannot thank you enough for putting it down on paper in black and white so we can both digest that we ARE different and it’s ok, God made us that way!!)

  • Blast from the past

Barb and I received this nice note from an acquaintance from our Bryson City days:

Walt, we want to thank you for all you do for so many; Focus on the Family, Bryson City books—all 3, your work in the medical field. Please thank Barb also, we appreciate the value of a marriage team effort.

It is our prayer that God will continue to bless you all in great abundance of health, happiness, and prosperity. We miss seeing around Bryson City.

We enjoyed having you and Eric eat @ Mom’s Swain Hotel (Mildred).

Thanks again Walt.

Keith’s words were an affirmation and encouragement to me.

Events of the last month

  • Jan 6, we celebrated Barb’s birthday (she’s quit counting, but still looks like she’s somewhere south of 39!).
  • Jan 7-9, we flew to Tulsa to be at the Winter Retreat of In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Richard Swenson (futurist and best-selling author) presented some stimulating lectures we enjoyed. But, we were most blessed to be able to visit with the residents and candidates for this year’s intern class.
  • Jan 22-29, we were in Equator ministering through HCJB Global at a conference for health professionals. I’m deeply enjoyed the honor and privilege to be able to share three presentations with the attendees, who came from all over South America. My teaching was on the principles of incorporating one’s Christian faith into medical practice—and seemed very well received.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2-6, we’ll fly to Ft. Myers, FL, and then drive to Naples for the AMA’s RUC meeting.
  • Feb 4, Barb will speak at a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs on our book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage,” and also do a book signing.
  • Feb 4, that night Barb and I will speak at the evening Book Club of the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. I’ll do a reading from “TSI: The Influenza Bomb,” my second novel, discuss current and future writing projects, answer questions, and do a book signing.
  • Feb 6-10, we’ll be in Atlanta visiting Scott, Jen, and their two girls. We’re looking forward to our time with them.
  • Feb 10-13, we’ll be in Orlando for the wedding of a dear friend and all the associated festivites.
  • Feb 17-20, Barb and I will be in Scottsdale, AZ, where I’ll speak at a medical CME event on “Childhood Obesity.” Barb and I will also speak together on “His Brain, Her Brain” at the same event.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here.

Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2010

Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter:

  • Holiday Gifts
  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
    • Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague
    • Past Articles in Significant Living magazine
    • New Dutch Translation
  • Broadcast Update
    • Family Talk Broadcast on Immunizations
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

What Better Holiday Gifts For Readers Than Signed/Personalized Books

It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Christmas. Supplies are limited, so be sure to order yours now.

Family Update

Finally, our wonderful and prolonged fall fell with a vengeance. Yesterday, the snow started falling (the latest first snowfall in recorded history around here. The thermometer fell to 5 degrees and the snow piled up. My usual 25-minute commute to Mission Medical Clinic in the Springs took an hour and fifteen minutes. Whew!

But, the evening brought a warm fire and hot chocolate … so, all is well. Travels this month will take us to the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville (and visits with dear friends), as well as a visit with family and friends in Baton Rouge. And, I just got a call from the Surgeon General asking me to attend a meeting in Atlanta this month, so that means I get to see Scott, Jen, Anna Kate, and Sarah. So, I’m blessed.

And, I pray that this Christmas season will be a blessing for you and yours. Merry Christmas.

Publishing Update

Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague

My latest article in Significant Living magazine is a continuation of my series on “The 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People.” It’s titled Two Are Better Than One.

I begin the article writing, “Extensive research involving hundreds of thousands of people around the world shows that loneliness not only hurts us physically, emotionally, and spiritually—but also can kill.”

The article is in the November/December 2010 issue of Significant Living magazine.

Past Articles in Significant Living magazine

You can see some of my past articles in Significant Living magazine, including some in the “10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People” series by clicking here:

  • Seek Balance: Manage stress wisely to improve your well-being. Part four in our series on becoming a highly healthy person.
  • Unburden Yourself: Harboring anger, resentment, or blame? It may be taking a toll on your health. Part three in our ongoing series about the essentials of happy, healthy people.
  • Take Good Care: Make a few changes to prevent disease and improve your longevity. This is part two in our on-going series about essentials of happy, healthy people.
  • A Balancing Act: Last issue we started a new series on the 10 essentials of happy, healthy people. But what really defines being healthy?
  • His Brain, Her Brain: He thinks she talks too much. She says he says too little. You may be surprised to learn the problem is not with their tongues, but with their brains.

New Dutch Translation

I’m pleased to learn that The Gabon Virus and The Influenza Bomb are both to be translated into Dutch. This is the first of my books to be translated into Dutch and the first foreign translation for the TSI novels. I’m blessed to have had my books translated into 12 languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, and Russian).

Broadcast Update

I received a call this month from my friend, Dr. James Dobson. He wanted me to come into the studio with him to record a couple of radio shows for his new nationally syndicated show called Family Talk on the topic of childhood and adult vaccines.

It was good to see and be with him again. Those of you who know him will be pleased to learn that he and Shirley’s health is well and he’s loving being able to work with his son, Ryan.

The shows, I am told, will be scheduled for broadcast in January, so, in next month’s newsletter I should be able to let you know the dates.

Events of the last month

Nov 11-12, I was in Louisville, KY, speaking twice at the Global Missions Health Conference at Southeast Christian Church. This is the largest Christian medical missions conference in the world – and this year had 40% more attendees than any year in the past. There must have been 4000 attendees, although I’ve not learned the official count. I did a workshop on The Spiritual History, and a plenary talk on The Sanctity of Life – One Physician’s Journey. My time there was short, but the talks seemed well received and it was great to see a few old friends.

Nov 12-13, I scurried back to Colorado Springs and out to the Golden Bell Camp in the Rocky Mountains where Barb and I attended a Life Network Board retreat. It was a very fruitful time with some dear friends in a beautiful setting.

Nov 17, Barb and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful day together. Lunch at Amuze (the wonderful restaurant at which we celebrated our anniversary last year when it was located in Palmer Lake) and a tour of a new exhibit at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, followed by some shopping and then a quiet dinner at home. Romantic … restful … refreshing … and, Barb has signed up for another year. Sweet!

Nov 25-28, we enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving weekend together at home with our daughter Kate. Wonderful. It’s by far my favorite holiday of the year.

Upcoming Events

Dec 2-5, Tomorrow, Barb and I will fly to Asheville, NC, where I’ll address the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. I’ll be talking on The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: What Can A Busy Family Physician Do? and Natural Medications in the Treatment of Osteoporosis: An Evidence-Based Approach. We’ll be staying at the historic Grove Park Inn and will be spending a romantic evening touring the Biltmore Estate. Of course, we’re looking forward to visiting with old friends, especially Rick Pyertiz, MD, with whom I practiced in Bryson City, NC, from 1981-1985.

Dec 9-14, Barb and I will be in Baton Rouge at a family reunion with Barb’s side of the family. Then, Barb will fly home.

Dec 14-16, I’ll spend Tuesday night with dear friends in New Orleans and then fly to Charlotte, NC, on Wednesday. Tuesday morning I’ll be filming with Joe Gibbs at Joe Gibbs Racing. We’re filming a small-group study for his book, Gameplan for Life. I wrote the health chapter for Joe’s book. It will be good to be with him again. The afternoon of the 16th, I’ll fly to Atlanta.

Dec 16-17, Thursday afternoon and evening will be with son, Scott, daughter-in-love, Jennifer, and grandchildren, Anna Kate and Sarah Elisabeth. How I’m looking forward to my time with them. Friday, I have a meeting with folks at the Surgeon General’s office and then I’ll fly home Friday evening.

For the rest of December, I’ll be home, resting and writing. I’m still working on the Hazel Creek novel and Guy Talk for teen boys.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here. www.DrWalt.com/schedule

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010

Contents of our Family Newsletter:

  • Holiday Gifts
  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
    • Significant Living articles
    • Nice Professional Review for The Influenza Bomb”
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010
Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter:
Holiday Gifts
Family Update
Publication Update
Significant Living articles
Nice Professional Review for The Influenza Bomb”
Events of the last month
Upcoming Events
Holiday Gifts
It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. http://dr-walts-store.hostedbyamazon.com Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Thanksgiving. Supplies are limited, so be sure to order yours now.
Family Update
As I write to you, Barb, Kate, and I are in Chicago enjoying an absolutely beautiful weekend in the windy city – while, at home, Jack’s keeping a watch over the house as autumn descends upon the Rocky Mountains.
The Aspens will be at their peak when we get home on Sunday, and we’re looking forward to enjoying them.
Publishing Update
Significant Living articles
My newest article in a health series for the Significant Living magazine is out. It’s titled, “Beyond the Blues. Seek help to escape depression,” and can be found in the September/October issue, on pages 10-11. You can see some of the articles in the series by clicking here: http://www.sl50.org/showpage.asp?page=86
Seek Balance: Manage stress wisely to improve your well-being. Part four in our series on becoming a highly healthy person.
Unburden Yourself: Harboring anger, resentment, or blame? It may be taking a toll on your health. Part three in our ongoing series about the essentials of happy, healthy people.
Take Good Care: Make a few changes to prevent disease and improve your longevity. This is part two in our on-going series about essentials of happy, healthy people.
A Balancing Act: Last issue we started a new series on the 10 essentials of happy, healthy people. But what really defines being healthy?
His Brain, Her Brain: He thinks she talks too much. She says he says too little.You may be surprised to learn the problem is not with their tongues, but with their brains.
Nice Professional Review for “The Influenza Bomb”
The web site, “Influenza Treatment: All About Influenza, recently reviewed the novel: http://influenza.saludmineral.com/featured/influenza-overview-including-pandemic-flu-and-h1n1-swine-flu-reviews.html
September 3, 2010 at 1:56 am
Review by R. A. Barricklow for The Influenza Bomb: A Novel (Tsi: Time Scene Investigators)
Rating:  5 stars
I have read many articles/books on both the 1918 pandemic & the new H1N1 Bird Flu Pandemic on the near horizon. There is one coming. Odds are it will be the Bird Flu Variation.
The best non-fiction work on that, for my money is Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching by Michael Gregor.
What makes this fictionalized novel so good is it’s intricate tie-in with the past 1918 Spanish Flu virus, which is brought back into being, but this time, it is incorporated with 21st century nanotechnology.
The novel gives an accurate history of the virus, then reimagines it as weaponized, not only in WW1, but again in WW11(?). The time line follows the characters, the organizations, both using and fighting the virus. Thus many facts, What If Scenarios, are brought into play, giving the readers’ imaginations a run for his or her money.
There are many twists & turns as the story intertwines betwen present & past and the narratives of both times lines converge into a climax.
The story relates some advantages of our present time: antiviral medications, antibiotics, intensive care, ventilators, and of course current vaccines/developmental capabilities. The TCI Team, for instance, uses monoclonal antibodies that are specially engineered to attack a specific protein from some of the Siberian flu victims.
Of course, the enemy is working as well. For instance, some are working on experiments designed to develope a nanotechnology that would allow toxic biological infectious particles to be loaded into nanoparticles.
When inhaled, ingested, or injected, the nanoparticles would dissolve, releasing millions of infectious particles into the victim. The nanoparticles would act like a huge army of microscopic Trojan horses.
Thus, the spy vs. spy aspect, not only in technology but in human sources, is what makes this an entertaining an informative read.
I’ve always wondered what if the 1918 Spanish Flu virus wasn’t an accident, but either manufactured, or used as a weapon in WW1?
These authors start there and carry the ball forward into time with great imagination, story telling, and paying attention to the details, not only in history but in their sciences as well.
I turned the last page and wanted more.
Events of the last month
Aug 28 – Sep 7, we enjoyed our family beach vacation in Pensacola. Barb and I had great joy being with our children and grandchildren.
Sep 15, I flew to South Bend, Indiana, and shared a meal with my dear friend, Tom Felger.
Sep 16, I was on the live cable TV show, The Harvest Show, discussing my latest health book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy. You can view the interview here. http://www.harvest-tv.com/video/dsp_playshow.cfm?showid=789  Note that I’m on the last half of the show.
You can also watch the two other times I’ve been on the show:
Thursday, May 22, 2008, Alternative Medicine here. http://www.harvest-tv.com/video/dsp_playshow.cfm?showid=182
Wednesday, April 23, 2008, His Brain, Her Brain here. http://www.harvest-tv.com/video/dsp_playshow.cfm?showid=161
Sep 16-18, I was blessed to be able to attend the HCJB Global international board meeting at the HCJB Gobal Technology Center in Elkhart, Indiana. It’s an amazing ministry and is doing great work around the world.
Sep 28 – Oct 3, Barb, Kate, and I are in Chicago. Barb and Kate are enjoying a ladies weekend shopping and playing tourist while I’m attending an AMA Meeting (the RUC meeting). However, during my down time, I’ll be enjoying time with them – if they let me!
Upcoming Events
Oct 5 – 8, Barb and I will be in San Antonio visiting with our dear friends, Dr. Fred and Marian Brown, and enjoying the River Walk. On Tuesday evening, I’ll be speaking at the annual CMDA Banquet on the topic of “A Person is A Person, No Matter How Small: My journey into becoming a pro-life physician.” On Wednesday evening, I’ll be speaking at the Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center on the topic of “The Spiritual History.”
Oct 15 – 16, I will be flying solo to Lincoln, Nebraska, and presenting three talks on “His Brain, Her Brain: How Understanding the Differences Can Impact Personal & Professional Relationships” at the Critical Issues in Medicine Seminar at the BryanLGH Medical Center East Medical Center.
Oct 23, Barb and I will be attending the annual Life Network Banquet and Silent Auction in Colorado Springs.
Oct 27 – Nov 2, I’ll be serving as a Visiting Professor at In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, OK.
Oct 27 – Nov 2, Barb and Kate will travel to Baton Rouge to visit with family.
Past Issues
September 2010 http://www.drwalt.com/blog/?p=2988
August 2010 http://www.drwalt.com/blog/?p=2785
July 2010 http://www.drwalt.com/blog/?p=2624
You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here. www.DrWalt.com/schedule

Holiday Gifts

It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Thanksgiving. Supplies are limited, so be sure to order yours now.

Family Update

As I write to you, Barb, Kate, and I are in Chicago enjoying an absolutely beautiful weekend in the windy city – while, at home, Jack’s keeping a watch over the house as autumn descends upon the Rocky Mountains.

The Aspens will be at their peak when we get home on Sunday, and we’re looking forward to enjoying them.

Publishing Update

Significant Living articles

My newest article in a health series for the Significant Living magazine is out. It’s titled, “Beyond the Blues. Seek help to escape depression,” and can be found in the September/October issue, on pages 10-11.

You can see some of my other articles in this series by clicking here.

  • Seek Balance: Manage stress wisely to improve your well-being. Part four in our series on becoming a highly healthy person.
  • Unburden Yourself: Harboring anger, resentment, or blame? It may be taking a toll on your health. Part three in our ongoing series about the essentials of happy, healthy people.
  • Take Good Care: Make a few changes to prevent disease and improve your longevity. This is part two in our on-going series about essentials of happy, healthy people.
  • A Balancing Act: Last issue we started a new series on the 10 essentials of happy, healthy people. But what really defines being healthy?
  • His Brain, Her Brain: He thinks she talks too much. She says he says too little.You may be surprised to learn the problem is not with their tongues, but with their brains.

Nice Professional Review for “The Influenza Bomb”

The web site, “Influenza Treatment: All About Influenza,” recently reviewed my newest novel here:

September 3, 2010

Review by R. A. Barricklow for The Influenza Bomb: A Novel (Tsi: Time Scene Investigators)

Rating:  5 stars

I have read many articles/books on both the 1918 pandemic & the new H1N1 Bird Flu Pandemic on the near horizon. There is one coming. Odds are it will be the Bird Flu Variation.

The best non-fiction work on that, for my money is Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching by Michael Gregor.

What makes this fictionalized novel so good is it’s intricate tie-in with the past 1918 Spanish Flu virus, which is brought back into being, but this time, it is incorporated with 21st century nanotechnology.

The novel gives an accurate history of the virus, then reimagines it as weaponized, not only in WW1, but again in WW11(?). The time line follows the characters, the organizations, both using and fighting the virus. Thus many facts, What If Scenarios, are brought into play, giving the readers’ imaginations a run for his or her money.

There are many twists & turns as the story intertwines betwen present & past and the narratives of both times lines converge into a climax.

The story relates some advantages of our present time: antiviral medications, antibiotics, intensive care, ventilators, and of course current vaccines/developmental capabilities. The TCI Team, for instance, uses monoclonal antibodies that are specially engineered to attack a specific protein from some of the Siberian flu victims.

Of course, the enemy is working as well. For instance, some are working on experiments designed to develope a nanotechnology that would allow toxic biological infectious particles to be loaded into nanoparticles.

When inhaled, ingested, or injected, the nanoparticles would dissolve, releasing millions of infectious particles into the victim. The nanoparticles would act like a huge army of microscopic Trojan horses.

Thus, the spy vs. spy aspect, not only in technology but in human sources, is what makes this an entertaining an informative read.

I’ve always wondered what if the 1918 Spanish Flu virus wasn’t an accident, but either manufactured, or used as a weapon in WW1?

These authors start there and carry the ball forward into time with great imagination, story telling, and paying attention to the details, not only in history but in their sciences as well.

I turned the last page and wanted more.

Events of the last month

  • Aug 28 – Sep 7, we enjoyed our family beach vacation in Pensacola. Barb and I had great joy being with our children and grandchildren.
  • Sep 15, I flew to South Bend, Indiana, and shared a meal with my dear friend, Tom Felger.
  • Sep 16, I was on the live cable TV show, The Harvest Show, discussing my latest health book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy. You can view the interview here. Note that I’m on the last half of the show. You can also watch the two other times I’ve been on the show:
    • Thursday, May 22, 2008, Alternative Medicine here.
    • Wednesday, April 23, 2008, His Brain, Her Brain here.
  • Sep 16-18, I was blessed to be able to attend the HCJB Global international board meeting at the HCJB Gobal Technology Center in Elkhart, Indiana. It’s an amazing ministry and is doing great work around the world.
  • Sep 28 – Oct 3, Barb, Kate, and I are in Chicago. Barb and Kate are enjoying a ladies weekend shopping and playing tourist while I’m attending an AMA Meeting (the RUC meeting). However, during my down time, I’ll be enjoying time with them – if they let me!

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 5 – 8, Barb and I will be in San Antonio visiting with our dear friends, Dr. Fred and Marian Brown, and enjoying the River Walk.
    • On Tuesday evening, I’ll be speaking at the annual CMDA Banquet on the topic of “A Person is A Person, No Matter How Small: My journey into becoming a pro-life physician.”
    • On Wednesday evening, I’ll be speaking at the Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center on the topic of “The Spiritual History.”
  • Oct 15 – 16, I will be flying solo to Lincoln, Nebraska, and presenting three talks on “His Brain, Her Brain: How Understanding the Differences Can Impact Personal & Professional Relationships” at the Critical Issues in Medicine Seminar at the BryanLGH Medical Center East Medical Center.
  • Oct 23, Barb and I will be attending the annual Life Network Banquet and Silent Auction in Colorado Springs.
  • Oct 27 – Nov 2, I’ll be serving as a Visiting Professor at In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, OK.
  • Oct 27 – Nov 2, Barb and Kate will travel to Baton Rouge to visit with family.

Past Issues:

You can get more information on many of my upcoming events here. www.DrWalt.com/schedule

Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2010

Here are the contents of this month’s Larimore Family Newsletter:

  • Publication Update
  • Broadcast Update
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Broadcasting Update

Bryson City Secrets and sexual abuse

The Larimores (Barb, Kate, Scott, and I) will be on a two-day Focus on the Family Daily Radio Broadcast discussing the topic “Finding Healing from Sexual Abuse” on Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2. Information about the broadcasts can be found here:

I first publically discussed the sexual abuse that occurred in our family in my book Bryson City Secrets. It was this abuse that led us to leave Bryson City back in 1985.

Why would Barb and I (and, why would Kate and Scott [and Scott’s wife Jennifer]) want to discuss such a private thing – such an intimate family secret publically?

Here’s what I wrote in Bryson City Secrets:

Our children were exceptionally close. They could talk together about almost anything. They were each other’s counselor and confidant. They could talk for hours and were surprisingly accurate in predicting what the other would think or say about nearly any subject.

So to have such a deep and painful discussion as a family didn’t seem unusual.

What impressed Barb and me most during our Thanksgiving visit was our children’s maturity and knowledge of biblical principles. We would each take time to share our insights about the difficulties of our past and how, in each case, God had turned apparent disease and disaster into a blessing for each of us.

Kate’s Cerebral Palsy and surgeries, Scott’s many accidents, our financial downturns, and many other family events had taught and matured us. We could see the good and the blessing that eventually developed from each situation.

As a family, we were convinced the same would come from this time of talking so openly about something we all would rather have forgotten. Finally we could talk no more. We were physically and emotionally spent. We gathered around each other to have an evening prayer.

In bed that night Barb and I held each other close for a long time.

The next morning was Thanksgiving Day. We shared a glorious Thanksgiving lunch at a restaurant in the gargantuan lobby of Union Station near the Capitol. After our meal, we practiced a Thanksgiving tradition for our family—we each named something for which we were thankful.

Around and around the comments went—for many, many minutes. We laughed and smiled and occasionally shared some tears as we each recalled all the things for which we could truly give thanks. But most of all we were thankful for each other and for the many gifts bestowed on us by our Creator.

Kate later wrote to us, “It was good for us as a family to discuss what had happened and its effects on us. I knew the Lord could bring wholeness and healing to our family. I knew that in some ways our family journey was just beginning.”

Now that we’ve decided to discuss our pain, and our healing, publically. And, we pray that it will be of help to many families around the world who hear this broadcast.

If you’re interested, you can get an autographed copy of Bryson City Secrets, or any of the other Bryson City books) here. You can also read sample chapters of most of my books here.

Coach Joe Gibbs and Gameplan for Life

I was so pleased to be selected (along with Tony Dungy, Chuck Colson, Jerry Jenkins, Josh McDowell, Ravi Zacharias, Randy Alcorn, Os Guiniss, and Tony Evans) to be a chapter author for Joe Gibb’s best-selling book, Game Plan for Life. I wrote the chapter on health.

Joe will be featured on the Focus on the Family Daily Radio Broadcast on Wednesday, February 3. You can learn more about the broadcast, or listen to it here.

The Game Plan for Life is the fulfillment of a long-time vision of Joe Gibbs. Given his unique rise to the top of two different sports, NFL Football and NASCAR racing, Coach Gibbs is often asked to speak and share his personal testimony with crowds.

Men especially want to know what it takes to be “successful” and “relevant.” The Game Plan helps men to find true success and relevance in their own lives. However, it is less about Joe, than it is about who men are, why they were created and what they can really do with their lives.

Joe says, “The Game Plan for Life is a fail proof, long-term approach that will change you from the inside and impact every area of your life—from relationships to finances to your view of what winning really means.”

You can learn more about Game Plan for Life here.

Publishing Update

A Medical Professor’s Feedback

Barb and I were pleased and blessed to receive this note from a professor in obstetrics and gynecology at a well-respected medical school at which we had the privilege of teaching last year:

Last year when you were (here), you and Barb were gracious enough to visit the CMA group over at (another professor’s) house. The med students still speak of this. Thanks!

(The professor) was telling me that his nephew, a non-believer, was speaking to (him) a few weeks ago and brought up a great book he was reading at the time and how it had brought God to a new light to him.

(The professor) asked what book this was and his nephew informed him that the author was Walt Larimore and the book was about his time in a small town as a family medicine doc.

(The professor) then told his nephew that he was very familiar with the book but also that the author was at his house last spring. His nephew was impressed.

I just thought that you would like to hear another story about how your writings have positively affected many in this world. We continue to pray for his nephew.

Thanks for all that you do.

Events of the last month

Jan 15: I actually beat the due date for my first solo novel, tentatively named Hazel Creek, by turning in the manuscript on Jan 13. Hallelujah. Now, let the editing begin!

Jan 15-25: Barb and I traveled to Ethiopia to participate in a mission trip to provide medical care to extremely poor widows and orphans in Northern Ethiopia. We were also able to do some sightseeing. I’m hoping to post details on the blog in the next week or so. But, we were pleased to see God move in many ways – and teach us so very much – while we were there.

Jan 29: I attended a virtual HCJB Global Board Meeting. I feel privileged to be a small part of this wonderful ministry. You can learn more about them here. http://www.hcjb.org/

Upcoming Events

Feb 2-8: Barb and I will travel to Kissimmee, FL, to visit with friends. From 2/4-6 I’ll be attending an AMA meeting.

Feb 12-13: I will fly to Austin, TX, where my friend Bill Peel and I will be teaching a conference at Covenant Presbyterian Church on “Workplace Grace: Becoming a spiritual influence at work.”

Feb 24: Barb and I will be attending a Life Network Board Meeting in Colorado Springs.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of Dr. Walt’s upcoming events here.

Larimore Family Newsletter – January 2010

Here are the contents for this month’s newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
  • 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People available
  • His Brain, Her Brain published in Spanish and in a new Audio Book
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

Family Update

Barb and I had a lovely month at home together for the Christmas holidays. We enjoyed being off the road for a bit and fellowshipping with friends and our church family.

During this time I was able to make significant inroads in finishing the manuscript for my first solo novel, tentatively called Hazel Creek. It’s a story about five young sisters who are orphaned in the Smoky Mountain wilderness of western North Carolina in the 1920’s and have to fend off their family farm from an unscrupulous lumber baron.

Speaking of orphans, this month Barb and I have an exciting mission trip we’ll be taking to Ethiopia. We’ll be involved in providing health care for a group of orphans in the northern part of the country. (details below in “Upcoming Events”)

Publishing Update

10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People available

If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your health (physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually), you’ll want to pick up a copy of this book, which is my newest book. You can order an autographed copy here.

Here’s what one review said about the book:

A must-have resource for pursuing wellness, coping with illness, and developing a plan to care for the health needs of life.

For yourself and those you love. Expert, current, and full of surprises. Medically reliable. Biblically sound.

10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People is like having your very own health mentor to guide you in your total health picture, from treating illness and navigating the health care system to developing a proactive approach to vibrant health.

You’ll learn how to balance the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual parts of your life to help you achieve maximum health.

Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, you can become healthy—highly healthy.

The 10 principles in this book have made a life-changing—and in many cases a life-saving—difference for many people. They can for you, too. Here are some of the topics covered:

    • Master 10 powerful principles for improving your well-being.
    • Discover the secret to becoming your own health care quarterback.
    • Chart your plan to improved health using the numerous self-assessments provided.
    • Learn the right questions to ask your doctors.
    • Gain the confidence to hire and fire your health care providers.
    • Explore the most reliable Internet resources available.

His Brain, Her Brain published in Spanish and in an audio book

Barb and I were delighted to hear that our His Brain, Her Brain book was just published in Spanish. It’s titled, Mente de él, mente de ella. You can find the book here.

In addition, we were equally delighted that the book was made into an unabridged audio-book by a British publisher. The two actors who narrated the book are British. Barb and I sound wonderful in a British accent. You can order the book (and listen to a British sample) here.

Events of the last month

  • Dec 9-15: Barb, Kate, and I flew to Baton Rouge to be with family for a week. We had a restful and enjoyable family week.
  • Otherwise, we were home for the Christmas season.

We hope each of you had a restful and wonderful Christmas.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 15: The due date for my first solo novel, tentatively named Hazel Creek.
  • Jan 15-25: Walt and Barb will travel to Ethiopia to participate in a mission trip to provide medical care to an orphanage in Northern Ethiopia. We’ll also be able to do some sightseeing:
  • Axum. The legends narrated in the Kebre Nagast (“Book of Kings”) recount how the city of Axum as early as the 10th century B.C. was already the city in which the Queen of Sheba resided. We visit the ruins of Queen of Sheba’s Palace and exotic tombs of former kings, an ancient hilltop church, plus a mysterious lion’s head dating back to the Knights Templar. In addition we visit the version of the “Rosetta Stone” of the Axumite Kingdom and visit some newly-uncovered archeological sites and recently-opened tombs. We will have an opportunity to visit with the administrator of St. Mary’s to discuss the Ark of the Covenant and the significance of its keeping it safe and see the crowns of Ethiopian Kings and other treasures.
  • Lalibela: the “New Jerusalem.” We’ll visit the amazing underground monolithic churches, which were hewn completely out of pink granite rock in the 12th century, and considered one of the wonders of the world. The Ethiopians believe that they play a part in the second coming of the Lord.
  • Bahir Dar: We’ll visit the thundering Blue Nile Falls, which is locally known as Tissat Falls—100 meters wide, the water plunges for 45 meters and gives rise to steam clouds and rainbows. We’ll cross the Blue Nile in papyrus boats. We’ll also visit several islands on Lake Tana, including Tana Kirkos – the island that held the Ark of the Covenant for many years. We have made special arrangements with the monks to have artifacts from the monastery and brought out for viewing. We’ll also be visiting the islands where Nargo Silassie and Ura Kidane Mihret Monastaries are located.
  • Jan 28-30: HCJB Global Board Meeting in Colorado Springs.

Past Issues

You can get more information on many of Dr. Walt’s upcoming events at www.DrWalt.com/schedule

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2009 Edition

Here is the Table of Contents for the November edition of our Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Several of Dr. Walt’s books on clearance sale – great gift ideas
  • TSI: The Gabon Virus – autographed copies available – great gift idea
  • His Brain, Her Brain Update and Review
  • Bryson City Secrets Review
  • Dr. Walt Interviewed for article on childhood obesity
  • Dr. Walt and Barb’s Focus on the Family Interview in the “Best of 2009” Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events

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Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2009 Edition

Here is the Table of Contents for the October edition of our Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
    • Sarah Elisabeth needs your prayers
  • Publication Update
    • Bryson City Books and TV???
    • Note from a reader about the Bryson City books
    • Note from a pastor about the Bryson City series
    • Today’s Christian Magazine
    • Dr. Walt interviewed for Live Right Live Well article on childhood obesity
    • Reader’s Guide for my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, available\
    • TSI: The Gabon Virus – autographed copies available
  • Events of the last month
  • Upcoming Events Continue reading

Larimore Family Newsletter – August 2009 Edition

Here is the Table of Contents for the August edition of our Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Publication Update
    • TSI: The Gabon Virus, Walt’s First Novel to be Released August 18th
    • Dr. Walt book signing in Colorado Springs on September 12th
    • Dr. Walt has a chapter in Joe Gibb’s best-seller
    • New Reviews of Bryson City Tales and Bryson City Seasons
    • Dr. Walt has two articles in an upcoming HomeLife Magazine and one in Significant Living’s Today’s Christian Magazine
    • Two-Part Interview with Dr. Walt and Barb published in Stand Firm Magazine
    • A Talk Given by Dr. Walt featured on Audio-Digest
  • Broadcast Update
    • Dr. Walt and Barb were featured on the Focus on the Family Radio Broadcast in July
  • Events of the last month and Upcoming Events Continue reading

Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2009 Edition

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 

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Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2008 Edition

This is a new feature on our blog here at DrWalt.com. Each month we’ll be putting the Larimore family newsletter here in the blog. The newsletter may include family news, publication updates, broadcast updates, events of the last month, and upcoming events. You can subscribe to this newsletter, at no cost, here

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Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2008 Edition

This is a new feature on our blog here at DrWalt.com. Each month we’ll be putting the Larimore family newsletter here in the blog. The newsletter may include family news, publication updates, broadcast updates, events of the last month, and upcoming events. You can subscribe to this newsletter, at no cost, here

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