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August 2, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – August 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Publication Update 1)   Be your own healthcare quarterback 2)   Can the birth control pill cause abortions? […]
August 1, 2011

Diet soft drinks may increase waist circumference

Medscape reported that, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting, “consumers of diet soft drinks experienced a 70% greater increase in waist […]
July 31, 2011

Why does TV viewing lead to obesity in children? Turns out there are several reasons

Obesity experts have been saying for over a decade that children who sit in front of the TV screen day in and day out tend to […]
July 31, 2011

Pediatrics group urges lawmakers to ban childhood obesity “media diet”

Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in America – with 17 percent of children aged 2 to 19 obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]
July 28, 2011

Video violence keeps preschool kids awake at night

Researchers are reporting that violent content on the TV or computer during the day disrupts sleep for preschool children. And it’s worse for any TV or computer […]
July 28, 2011

Even one glass of beer, wine boosts car crash risk

Even a single glass of beer or wine makes you, as a driver, more likely to speed, neglect seat-belts, and be in the striking vehicle, results […]
July 27, 2011

Teens look to parents as guide to healthy sexual behaviors

Yet another study has shown what many parents are shocked to discover: Mom and Dad are most often the key to a teen developing highly healthy […]
July 26, 2011

Could too much calcium harm your health? Here’s the latest.

Calcium is commonly used to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, but experts are now debating how much calcium is really needed, especially by women.
April 21, 2009

His Brain, Her Brain: The Impact upon Patient, Personal, and Professional Relationships

In 2008 I was honored to be asked to present this topic to the 36th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in San […]
April 24, 2009

Amazing new study suggests breastfeeding may lower a mom’s risk for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease later in life

I’ve been an incredibly strong advocate of breast feeding since my earliest days as a family physician, writer, and medical journalist. But, my support and advocacy […]
April 24, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 12 – Biblical Principles on Which to Base Medical Decisions and The Power of Faith

This is the last entry in this series — which has been one of the most popular I’ve written. I hope it’s been helpful for you […]
April 27, 2009

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu (in general) or the Swine Flu (in particular)

Prevention of the flu, and protection from the virus, is really no different than any other cold or flu. Just remember “the simple things” are what […]
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