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June 5, 2009

Are your teens having trouble getting to sleep? Many are too caffeinated!

According to a new report in Reuters Health, caffeine-fueled teens are texting, web-surfing, and gaming for hours into the night, which is affecting their alertness and […]
June 5, 2009

Updated pregnancy weight gain guidelines

As a family physician, I had the honor and unmitigated privilege of attending the birth of over 1500 babies in my career. Each one was a […]
June 3, 2009

Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2009 Edition

Family Update Dr. Walt Named in “Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors” Dr. Walt Finally on Facebook Publication Update New Title for Dr. Walt’s First Novel: […]
June 3, 2009

Yet another study suggests television viewing may impair children’s language development

As most parents will admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like the boob tube. What shocks most parents to learn is that more than a […]
June 3, 2009

More reasons to consider having your vitamin D level checked – you may think better and have less arthritis

Low vitamin D levels may impair thinking and adequate vitamin D levels may help prevent knee osteoarthritis, according to two studies released this last week. Both […]
June 3, 2009

Most Children are Vitamin D Deficient Also

Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem in the United States. A 2004 study reported that 42 percent of otherwise healthy adolescents in a primary care […]
June 1, 2009

Install Smoke Alarms at Home – How to put them in properly

According to the Home Safety Council, smoke alarms are an inexpensive, yet vital, way to alert you and your family in the event of a fire. […]
June 1, 2009

Taking Care of Baby’s Dandruff (called ‘cradle cap’ in infants)

Like adults, babies also develop dry, flaky scalps. The condition is known as “cradle cap” in infants. What can you do to treat it safely? More […]
December 13, 2010

Want to Marry Your Soul Mate? Could This Lead An Increased Risk of Divorce?

I must confess: this one surprised me. But, after reading the details, I wonder … After all, Brad Wilcox is one of my favorite researchers and […]
December 13, 2010

Exercise Reduces Depression Risk

In past blogs I’ve told you about how exercise can help both prevent and treat depression. I also discuss this phenomena in my book, 10 Essentials […]
December 15, 2010

Kids’ use of electronic media at night linked to problems

More than half of children who use electronic media before bedtime may have mood or learning problems during the day, a preliminary study of 40 young […]
December 15, 2010

Regular exercise wards off colds and flu

Earlier this week I discussed how regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression. It can also help you reduce your risk or colds and the […]
December 15, 2010

Vicks VapoRub may help ease nighttime cold symptoms in children

My mom, a nurse, used Vicks VapoRub on us boys as we grew up. She believed in it, as did our pediatrician, Gloria Weir, MD. And, […]
December 17, 2010

Vitamin E consumption for stroke prevention may be harmful

In a past blog I told you, “… a spate of high-profile studies published in the last few years shows that a variety of popular supplements […]
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