Monthly Archives: October 2010

Suggestions for safe trick-or-treating

Before you let your little goblins out of the home for trick-or-treating this year, make sure they’re safe and prepared. Here are some good suggestions for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween safety from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: … Continue reading

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Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies

For most kids, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating can be a mixture of fun and frightening, but for children with a nut allergy, the day can actually be dangerous, warns a doctor. Here are the details from HealthDay News: This type … Continue reading

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Halloween Chocolate a Serious Threat to Pets

Chocolate Halloween candy may be a treat for children but poses a serious threat to pets, warns an expert. Here are the details from HealthDay News: Pets who consume chocolate can experience vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, irregular heartbeat, … Continue reading

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Anastasha’s In Heaven

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 … Continue reading

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Does MSM Work for Hair Loss?

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 … Continue reading

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Dancing in Heels Puts Toes Under Extreme Pressure: Study

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 … Continue reading

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Note to Psychologists and Counselors: CE Credit for Reading One of My Books

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 … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 18 – Birth Day Tomorrow

Craig just sent this note out: Tonya’s cervix is about 3 cm now. Sometime in the wee hours of this morning (prob around 5) she will take a dose of Cytotec to try to induce labor. We have an induction … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 17 – Birth Day This Week

We have all been following the journey of Anastasha Kalil. Now it appears her life may be very near its end. For the last four months, we have all been blessed by family physician, Craig DeLisi, who has shared the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Flu – Especially in Children

The doctors of pharmacology at the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are reminding us healthcare professions to inform our patients that vitamin D supplements may reduce the chance of getting influenza. Vitamin D levels decrease during the winter months, during the … Continue reading

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Medicines Poison More Kids Than Chemicals

Poisonings of children often stem from pills that family members leave out or that are left in a medicine cabinet. Of course, most parents these days are mindful of obvious poisoning risks to their children. They lock up household cleaners … Continue reading

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Absent Father Linked to Earlier Periods

In my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen, I discuss the disturbing phenomena of young girls having their periods at younger and younger ages. Researchers have suggested a number of possible causes, including family stress, in general, and the … Continue reading

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Study: Mental Health Deteriorates With Increased Television

In many previous blogs I’ve reminded you of the dangers of television exposure to your children and teens. Now, here’s a warning for us adults: a new study has found that watching more than 4 hours of TV a day … Continue reading

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Pre-Run Stretch May Hurt Endurance

Runners who stretch before a run expended more energy and run shorter distances, according to a new study. Here are the details from WebMD: Some runners swear by their pre-run stretch as a sure-fire way to run better and stronger … Continue reading

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More Evidence That Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder as children with no exposure to thimerosal, a new study has found. This should be absolutely no surprise for two reasons: (1) since thimerosal has been … Continue reading

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Natural Family Planning Method As Effective As Contraceptive Pill According to New Research

Since the birth control pill has a potential post-fertilization effect (at times causing the unborn child to NOT implant in the uterus or womb and die), men and women who believe that human life begins at conception or fertilization are highly … Continue reading

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Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus For Your Kids

As a parent preparing for your child’s school day, it may be helpful to remember that healthy meals and snacks are essential for learning. Here are some helpful tips from the experts at HealthDay News: “Parents can make the school … Continue reading

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Study finds later abortions linked to mental health risks, women pressured

A new study finds the later a woman has an abortion the more likely it is that she faces mental health risks and is under pressure from a partner or others to have an abortion she may not otherwise want. … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 16 – Day of Life 242

We have all been following the journey of Anastasha Kalil. Now it appears her life may be very near its end. Tonya is 36 weeks pregnant today. That is further along than she carried Amalyah, Cale, or Caius. We both … Continue reading

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Many Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

A recent Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that 30 percent of overweight Americans mistakenly think they’re normal size. Do you think you’re normal weight, overweight, or obese? you might be surprised. You can find out for sure here. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

In my best-sellilng book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I discuss how a good night’s sleep reduces the risk of obesity in children. Now, out comes yet another … Continue reading

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To Not Sleep, Perchance to Shorten Your Life

In past blogs, I’ve discussed the studies showing that if you chronically have a poor night’s sleep or you are chronically sleep deprived, that will result in a wide variety of poor health outcomes. Now comes a study showing that … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle: Docs Told Mum to Abort Me

Barb and I are fans of the international singing phenomenon Susan Boyle, who has just revealed in a new autobiography that doctors had told her mother to abort her, because they thought the pregnancy was risky Here are the details … Continue reading

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How to Create a Spoiled Brat: 9 Parenting No-Nos

Kids need to know their parents love them. But some moms and dads think that the way to show love is to accept children’s bad behavior. And that can turn even good kids into spoiled brats, says parenting guru Nancy … Continue reading

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Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics) Help Calm Colicky Babies and May Help Constipated Babies

Italian researchers have published a study that may offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of “good” bacteria may help their child to cry less. Here are some details from Reuters Health: After three weeks … Continue reading

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Omega-Enhanced Margarines a Heart-Saver? Or Not?

They taste like butter and offer a boost of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but these omega-enhanced margarines may NOT actually help your heart, according to new research from the Netherlands. Now, before you read the details, this study examined only … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding May Lower Moms’ Diabetes Risk

Most of us are aware of the many, many benefits to the baby when the mom chooses to breastfeed … especially when mom exclusively breastfeeds for at least six months. But, did you know that there are benefits for the … Continue reading

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Medicine Errors Harming Children. What Can A Parent Do?

Australian researchers are claiming that many parents are incapable of giving their children the correct dose of liquid medicines. Using household spoons to measure them out could mean a potentially dangerous overdose, they say. And, children under five are at the … Continue reading

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Can Calcium Supplements Cause Heart Attacks?

Calcium supplements are coming under scrutiny due to concerns that they might increase heart attacks. A new study shows that patients over 40 who take 500 mg/day or more of calcium have an increased risk of heart attack. And, the … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Anastasha Kalil – Part 15 – Day of Life 235

Many of us have been following, week by week, the life of Anastasha. She is unborn, but carries the  terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. She continues to grow and prosper in her mom’s womb, but the end of her pregnancy and, … Continue reading

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