Monthly Archives: September 2013

More Gym Class

In some schools, there has been a greater emphasis on academics—but are we building our kids’ brains while hurting their bodies?

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Ibuprofen and Your Heart

A listener asks, “I’ve heard that over-the-counter painkillers may be bad for my heart. Could this be true?”

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Walk or Run?

Quick question — what’s healthier, walking or running? Well it turns out each activity has its own benefits.

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Pizza Problems

Would you serve your kids three quarter pound hamburgers for dinner? Probably not. But they could eat the nutritional equivalent the next time you enjoy your favorite pizza.

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Splenda Not Splendid

Sugar-free foods and diet sodas are easy ways to cut calories. However, the latest news on a popular artificial sweetener may leave a sour taste in your mouth. 

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Tea Party

Forget that coffee break — a tea break may also lead to better health.

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Stop Smoking

A listener wonders, “Should I stop smoking by going cold turkey or see a doctor? I want to quit, but I’m embarrassed to ask for help.”

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Prevent Sudden Death

Sudden cardiac death isn’t exactly a fun topic. It occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, and death occurs within minutes. But, here’s some news to prevent this tragedy. Researchers have found who has the greatest risk of the condition. … Continue reading

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Treadmill Direction

Are there are times in life where you feel like you’re going in reverse? Well, when it comes to some exercise, it may actually be a good thing. 

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Anxious Acne

So, your teen years are just an adolescent memory. Yet you look in the mirror and find … acne. Does this stress you out? Well that could be part of your problem.

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Dogs and Health

Sorry cat lovers. I know you’re fans of your felines, but when it comes to better health, dogs may have something to bark about.

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Could Supplements Harm Me?

A listener says, “it seems like most doctors have an axe to grind when it comes to dietary supplements. What’s the big deal?”

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Diagnosing Diabetes

Roughly twenty six million Americans have diabetes, and that number could double within the next twenty years.

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Teen Texting Risks

Here’s another reason to put the brakes on teens texting while driving. It’s well known that texting behind the wheel greatly increases the risk of accidents, but what else may be happening?

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Parents Can Help Childhood Obesity

Here’s the skinny on your child’s health—the food kids crave is loaded with fat, sugar, and calories. But are their eating habits just “kids being kids,” or the beginning of destructive lifelong habits?

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Heartburn and Cancer

Heartburn … we’ve all felt it. But many of us have learned to live with it on a regular basis. And that could put you at risk for more than a rough night’s sleep.

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Faith and Health

I received an email from a guy whose friends are debating if faith really impacts our health. Well, if he has faith in my answer, i think he’ll be encouraged.

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Risk of Parenting Toddlers

Parents with very young children hear a lot about childproofing their home, but what about babyproofing yourself?

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Exercise and Blood Pressure

Here’s some encouraging news: a recent report shows that regular exercise significantly reduces blood pressure — in everybody — within just a few months. Your current weight, blood pressure, race, age, or if you exercise or not — it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Toddler Cold Medications

It hurts when your child has a cold, and you’d do just about anything to help. Unfortunately, the desire to care for our kids can lead to dangerous decisions.

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Shopping Hungry

You may have heard how hungry grocery shoppers spend more. But hitting the store on an empty stomach isn’t just draining your wallet, it’s stretching your waist.

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Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2013

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Barb and I are teaching at an upcoming Marriage Conference in Colorado Springs Publication Updates 1) Medical News You Can Use 2) The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book Broadcast Updates … Continue reading

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