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March 9, 2011

Tongue piercings cause infection and other complications

The American Dental Association (ADA) opposes oral (tongue, lip, or cheek) piercing. The ADA even calls it a public health hazard! Why? Piercing parts of your body […]
March 9, 2011

Supplement with vitamin E, essential fatty acids reduces PMS symptoms

Treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is never easy. And, the reason is that few substances have been shown to be effective. Nevertheless, there are some natural medications […]
March 7, 2011

More evidence that too much TV, computer time could harm your heart

Spending hours in front of a TV or computer monitor — known as “screen time” — has been linked to signs that the heart needs longer […]
March 7, 2011

Health Implications of Fructose Consumption: A Review of Recent Data

A recent paper posted on MedScape reviews evidence in the context of current research linking dietary fructose to health risk markers and I learned a lot […]
March 7, 2011

Does Internet-based knee rehab work?

I often have patients ask if they can do their physical rehabilitation at home – either because it’s too far to drive to physical therapy or […]
March 4, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – March 2011

Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update The Gabon Virus still garnishing good reviews Events of the last month Upcoming Events […]
March 4, 2011

Antioxidant supplements boost male fertility

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, in my chapter on antioxidants, I conclude, “The best advice is to […]
March 4, 2011

First Lady, Wal-Mart to fight childhood obesity

Here’s a shout out to Mrs. Obama. News reports say that the First Lady and Wal-Mart have forged an agreement geared at preventing childhood obesity. Media […]
October 23, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 6 – Japan

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]
October 23, 2009

Student’s Research: Energy Drinks Don’t Improve Performance

The energy drink industry generated more than $6 billion in sales in the United States last year. But how much energy do the beverages actually generate? […]
October 26, 2009

White mulberry for type 2 diabetes? Does it work?

Natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are popular among my patients, and among Americans. White mulberry is gaining popularity as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. […]
October 28, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 7 – Does spanking teach a child that “might makes right,” that power and strength are most important, and that the biggest can force their will upon the smallest?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
October 28, 2009

Kids’ cereals: 85% more sugar, 65% less fiber than adults’

USA TODAY A new study confirms what savvy consumers have long suspected: Most breakfast cereals advertised to kids are chockfull of sugar and low on fiber. […]
October 28, 2009

What Lessons Massachusetts Holds for U.S. Health Care Reform

Mark Trumbull of the Christian Science Monitor has an article, reprinted by ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8899142, that I found instructive as we here in the U.S. consider […]
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