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February 23, 2011

“Eggsploitation” documentary tells women of egg donation risks

Advances in medical technology frequently come with ethical problems, as well as scientific concerns and issues. Egg donation, for women, is no different. Jennifer Lahl of the […]
February 23, 2011

Music really does effect the brain

It turns out pople like music for the same reason they like eating or having sex: It makes the brain release a chemical (dopamine) that gives […]
February 21, 2011

Bright light therapy may benefit older patients with depression

The New York Times “Well” blog reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, bright light therapy, currently used to help […]
February 21, 2011

Study warns that splitting pills can be dangerous

Physicians frequently recommend that caregivers split pills to give patients smaller doses than are available by prescription, but that process can produce wide variation in dosages, […]
February 21, 2011

Physical activity helps improve walking speed in those with osteoarthritis

MedPage Today reported that, according to a paper in Arthritis & Rheumatism, “increasing physical activity over two years can improve function and even walking speed among […]
February 18, 2011

Even More Evidence That the BCP Causes Unrecognized Abortions

I’ve published two academic articles on the likely association between the birth control pill (BCP) and unrecognized abortions (the so-called “post-fertilization effect” of the pill):
February 18, 2011

Pop Star’s Use of Salvia Puts Hallucinogen in the Spotlight

After a video surfaced on the Internet of pop star Miley Cyrus — giggling and semi-coherent, holding a bong — many wondered what the 18-year-old singer […]
February 18, 2011

New clinical guidelines on tonsillectomies in children published

I find that most parents and many primary care physicians are confused about when a child should and should not be considered for a tonsillectomy. The […]
September 8, 2009

Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2009 Edition

September 9, 2009

Grade the President’s Healthcare Reform Speech Tonight

President Obama has had a month to listen to the American people on the topic of healthcare reform. For a month, thoughtful Americans have gone to town […]
September 9, 2009

Healthcare Reform that Most Americans Support

Readers have sent notes to this blog asking, in essence, “Dr. Walt, what healthcare reform do you support?” And, in his labor day speech about healthcare […]
September 9, 2009

Sarah Palin Bashes Rationing in Health Care Bills

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has penned an opinion column running in the Wall Street Journal that again bashes Obama and Congress. She expands on her […]
September 9, 2009

President Obama’s Speech on Healthcare Reform – Did He Lie?

Earlier today, I gave you a report card you could use to grade the President’s speech tonight on healthcare reform. By my count, the president failed […]
September 10, 2009

FDA panel backs Gardasil (HPV vaccine) safety and efficacy for genital warts in young men

News outlets are reporting that an FDA advisory panel “endorsed the use of” Merck’s Gardasil “for boys and young men.” The panel “voted in favor of […]
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