Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Truth About 7 Common Food Additives

I’ve written about food additives in three of my books; The Highly Healthy Child; Why A.D.H.D. Doesn’t Mean Disaster: and God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child. You can find out more about or purchase these books here. However, this … Continue reading

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Retail Pharmacies Enter Battle on Generic Drug Prices – Good news for consumers

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Retail pharmacies are waging what some consider a generic-drug price war that … reflects the intense competition that drug-store chains face in attracting and keeping customers.” But, this is GREAT news for healthcare consumers. More … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening? Give a Life-Saving Gift this Christmas.

Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sound unusual? Well, a new study shows that sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals’ birthdays increases attendance. The possible reason, say the study’s authors, could … Continue reading

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Parents can help kids to slim down

A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. This new study confirms what Dr. Walt and his colleagues found when they did research … Continue reading

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The Truth About 6 Holiday Health Myths

With the winter holidays gearing up, a duo of doctors is crying “Bah, humbug!” over some seasonal health myths. From poisonous poinsettias to heady heat loss, no holiday health myth is safe. Here are the facts, according to Rachel Vreeman, … Continue reading

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For Pro-Lifers, an Early Christmas Present from President Bush — regulations to protect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals

President Bush’s days may be numbered, but not his pro-life influence. In a monumental decision that will be felt well into the next administration, the White House-with the cooperation of the Department of Health and Human Services-made good on its … Continue reading

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If you or someone you love is using an albuterol inhaler, you need to read this

Fast-relief albuterol inhalers to treat asthma symptoms will go green in the United States starting January 1, 2009, as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, it is estimated that up … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Natural Products of the Year

As you’ve read in my recent health headline postings, alternative medicines are used by 38 percent of American adults and nearly 12 percent of children, according to a large national survey done in 2007 that was released last week by … Continue reading

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For Colds, Step Aside, Chicken Soup: Make Way for Hot Fruit Drinks

Cold viruses are stubborn germs that need both coaxing – and time – to get out of your system. So you might need some help while you’re feeling under the weather. And it need not come from the pharmacy or … Continue reading

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American Society of Reproductive Medicine Statement Confirms the Pill Causes Abortion

Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates have published an authoritative statement declaring that the Pill prevents implantation of embryos, thereby causing an abortion.  More Information:

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Cutting Drug Costs: 11 Dos and Don’ts

In these tight economic times, people are looking for ways to stretch their money. But when it comes to your medications, some cost-cutting strategies make sense, while others may be penny wise but pound foolish. Here are expert dos and … Continue reading

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Podcast – 12-11-08

[display_podcast] Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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Podcast – 12-8-08

[display_podcast] Central Florida’s Morning News with Jim Turner NewsTalk am 580 WDBO Orlando, Fl Hear Dr Walt every Weds morning at 8:45 eastern at www.WDBO.com

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Families can find joy in pared-down, simpler holidays

The stock market has sunk. Your retirement account is evaporating. Bankruptcies, layoffs and home foreclosures dominate the news. Joy to the world? It’s that glorious time of year, but with money-related worry and sadness so prevalent, how can anyone get … Continue reading

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Newsweek Goes for Gay Marriage by Turning the Bible on its Head

Newsweek magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in America, has decided to come out for same-sex marriage in a big way, and to do so by means of a very flawed biblical and theological argument.  More Information:

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Newsweek’s Opinion about Gay Marriage Takes the Bible on a Joy Ride

Newsweek has declared war on marriage. That is the only way to interpret its publishing a lengthy cover story by Lisa Miller that rehashes a laundry list of unoriginal arguments in favor of same-sex “marriage.” There are so many logical … Continue reading

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Study Shows Happiness is contagious

The Washington Post is reporting, “Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings, and spouses like the flu.” They base their headline on a study published this week online in the BMJ. More Information:

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Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms

This is a handout I produced for the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly that was held in San Diego, CA, September 19 and 20, 2008. My desire in making this information freely available is to help women … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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HEADLINE: “Abortion not seen linked with depression.” Don’t believe it for a second.

Reuters is reporting today that “No high-quality study done to date can document that having an abortion causes psychological distress, or a “post-abortion syndrome,” and “efforts to show it does occur appear to be politically motivated.” They base this upon … Continue reading

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Researchers Dismissing Abortion-Depression Link Funded by Planned Parenthood

The results of a new study from a Johns Hopkins University research team claiming that there is no link between abortions and mental health problems for women should come as no surprise. The authors of the study, which the mainstream … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Review of Abortion, Depression Link Ignores Three New Studies

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have looked at more than a dozen studies on abortion and mental health issues and they claim there is no link. However the review failed to include three new studies all showing abortion leads to … Continue reading

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Too Much TV and Web time harms kids’ health in almost every way

Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web is strongly associated with a wide range of health problems among kids, including obesity and smoking. More Information:

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Researcher to APA: You Can’t Keep Ignoring Studies Showing Abortion Hurts Women

The leading researcher responsible for a new study showing abortion has serious mental health complications for women says the American Psychological Association needs to reverse its own misleading conclusion that abortion doesn’t cause women mental health problems. More Information:

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Pro-abortion Medical Student Learns the Grim Reality about Abortion

A recent edition of the Washington Post Magazine had a feature about a pro-abortion medical student, Lesley Wojick, deciding whether to become a professional abortionist or not. When Wojick observed an actual abortion, “[t]he patient was in obvious pain. Her screams … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Podcast – 11-25-08

[display_podcast] Joy 102.5 WOLC Serving Maryland, Delaware, & Virginia with Christ-honoring music & programming Listen live @ www.wolc.org

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Podcast – 11-25-08

[display_podcast] Moody Radio Florida Where You Turn. For Life. Listen live online at: www.MoodyRadioFlorida.fm

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