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June 10, 2010

New Study Says, “Check blood pressure at home, not MD’s office!”

Think you need to go to the doctor’s office to check your blood pressure? Think again. For years I’ve had my patients monitor their blood pressure […]
June 9, 2010

Obesity Drives GERD Symptoms in Kids

In my book SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat and on my SuperSized Kids Web site I write at some length about the many […]
June 9, 2010

Obese kids more apt to be bullied, study confirms

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I address the research showing that overweight or obese children are “50% […]
June 9, 2010

New plan seeks to put PE back in school – Hallelujah!

U.S. schools and childcare programs could be required to include daily exercise as part of the new National Physical Activity Plan released recently. This is, in […]
June 7, 2010

Tests of Protein Powders and Drinks Show Some Lead Contamination

New tests by one of my favorite natural medicine web sites, ConsumerLab.com, found most protein powders, shakes and drinks to meet their nutrient claims, but two […]
June 7, 2010

Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

Vaccine Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of IllnessAbout one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early […]
June 7, 2010

Post-Abortion Women Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs […]
June 4, 2010

More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children […]
June 10, 2010

Study Links Regular Bedtimes to Better Language, Reading, and Math Skills in Preschool Children

Children in households with bedtime rules and children who get adequate sleep score higher on a range of developmental assessments, according to a research abstract that […]
June 14, 2010

Experts Rebuke Claim that “A Fetus is Not a Person”

A philosophy professor at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in Halifax is drawing rebuke from experts in bioethics, medicine, and philosophy for a column in which he […]
June 14, 2010

Cord Blood Banking: Read Between the Ads

Do the promises of private cord blood banks live up to reality for parents-to-be? According to the parents I see in practice, it’s hard to ignore […]
June 14, 2010

Private Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Smart Parenting or Waste of Money?

The promise of future cures from banking their child’s cord blood allures many parents, but many experts call public banks a better option. Why? Here’s an […]
June 15, 2010

Larimore Monthly Prayer Letter – June 15, 2010

In this prayer letter: PRAISES: 1)  Hazel Creek novel 2) RELEASED IN MAY: Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work 3) JUST RELEASED: TSI: The […]
June 16, 2010

Statins can reduce sex drive

I have heard from male readers that when they began taking the cholesterol reducing statin medications (such as Crestor, Lipitor, lovastatin, simvastatin, etc.), they have experienced […]
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