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June 30, 2010

Listening to Mozart Won’t Make Your Child Smarter

First we learned that DVDs intended for babies are not only not helpful to children, but may harm them. Now comes a study showing no evidence […]
June 28, 2010

Drinking fewer sugary drinks lowers blood pressure

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that “there may be a link between drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and lowering blood pressure,” according to a study […]
June 28, 2010

Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes lasting for at least an hour

The AP reports, “Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour,” with more fit exercisers reaping a greater number of […]
June 28, 2010

Study: Working overtime increases heart risk

People who regularly put in overtime and work 10 or 11-hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests. The findings come from a […]
June 25, 2010

How much vitamin D is too much?

Now that so many more people are taking vitamin D, some are asking how much vitamin D is too much. And, it’s important to note that […]
June 25, 2010

Adults may need up to twice the amount of vitamin D than is typically recommended

Here’s news about a new guideline that will change something I do in practice. The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Older adults need up […]
June 25, 2010

FDA warns against giving infants more than 400 IU of vitamin D

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … warned parents about the dangers of giving infants more than 400 […]
June 23, 2010

No link between cell phone towers and children’s cancer

The AP reports that “children whose mothers lived close to a mobile phone tower while pregnant did not appear to be at any higher risk of […]
May 31, 2010

How to Keep Bugs Off This Memorial Day (and Summer)

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for most of us. So, now that summer is officially here and everyone is spending some […]
May 31, 2010

A Memorial Day Remembrance: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at […]
June 1, 2010

Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2010

Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter for June: Family Update – Traveling to Italy Publication Update TSI: The Influenza Bomb is out. Order autographed copies. […]
June 1, 2010

Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Do you?

Almost half of American adults, 45% of us, now have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, according to a report from researchers from the national […]
June 1, 2010

Too much chocolate may be connected to depression

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who consume larger amounts of chocolate may be more […]
June 1, 2010

Soda consumption may weaken bones

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss that sodas not only are associated with obesity, but may […]
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