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May 13, 2011

Long work hours linked to increased heart risks

While writing this blog, I was listening to Simon and Garfunkel singing, “Slow down, you move too fast. You need to make the morning last.” At […]
May 12, 2011

Study finds similarities between food and drug addiction

ABC World News reported that “we have new insight into the power of food cravings and the human brain” … adding that “a new study reveals […]
May 11, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 6 – Vaccination and Alternative Medicine

The anti-vaccination movement has no better friends than in the alternative medicine world. In the Massachusetts study mentioned in my last blog, less than one-third of […]
May 11, 2011

Secondhand smoke exposure linked to psychological problems in children, adolescents

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Children and teens exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop symptoms for a variety of mental health […]
May 11, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 – Your Family Live

Today I’ll be interviewed on the Internet TV show, Your Family Live. The show is aired, live, from 200 – 300 pm ET, and I’m tentatively scheduled […]
May 10, 2011

Does the Dukan Diet Work?

A book touting the latest high-protein, hold-the-carbs regimen from France is due out in the United Statessoon, but critics abound. What’s the truth about the Dukan […]
May 9, 2011

Alternative Medicine and Children – Part 5 – Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are commonly given to children. In fact, one study found that children comprised one-third of all the patients seen by homeopaths. But, is homeopathy […]
May 9, 2011

Estrogen-only therapy may lower breast cancer, heart attack risk for some postmenopausal women

The Los Angeles Times reported on the latest study from the Women’s Health Initiative, which “looked at women who have had hysterectomies and thus can take […]
July 8, 2009

Health Myth #2: “About 46 million Americans lack access to health insurance.”

This is the second in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 10, 2009

Caloric restriction may prevent disease, increase life span, researchers say

At least in rhesus monkeys. As long-time readers of this blog know, I usually don’t comment on animal studies. But, the likelihood of these data applying […]
July 10, 2009

Health Myth #3: “The uninsured can’t afford to buy coverage.”

This is the third in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 11, 2009

Larimore Family Newsletter – July 2009 Edition

Here is the Table of Contents for the July edition of our Family Newsletter. There’s a lot going on! Family Update Publication Update Dr. Walt’s First […]
July 13, 2009

ADHD – Information for parents

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that can affect both social interaction and academics. Parents have LOTS of questions about ADHD. The American Academy of […]
July 15, 2009

Health Myth #5: “The estimated 45 million people without health insurance lacked health insurance for every day of the year.”

This is the fifth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
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