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June 15, 2011

Feds issue warning to makers of unproven STD treatments

The AP reports, “Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that their makers claim will cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like […]
June 14, 2011

People who let go of regrets are happier and more satisfied with life

The Bible teaches, “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry …” (Ephesians 4:26). In other […]
June 14, 2011

Prescribing Jesus gets doctor unjustly censured

A Christian doctor in England has been threatened with an official warning from his professional body for discussing Jesus with a patient, The (London) Sunday Times […]
June 13, 2011

The list of long- and short-term benefits of breastfeeding continues to grow

Long-time readers of this blog know I’m a big, big fan of encouraging, equipping, and enabling new moms to exclusively breastfeed their infants for at least […]
June 13, 2011

Breastfed babies have better head growth and lower blood pressure

Breastfeeding is universally recommended as the superior method for feeding infants because it’s linked to prevention of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and long-term prevention of […]
June 13, 2011

Breastfeeding protects against SIDS

According to a review (meta-analysis) of 24 studies in the journal Pediatrics, breastfeeding substantially reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially when breast milk […]
June 12, 2011

Breast-feeding reduces later behavior problems

A recent British study finds more behavioral issues among kids who were formula-fed, as compared to kids who are breastfed. In fact, breast-fed children are significantly […]
June 12, 2011

Prolonged bottle feeding boosts kids’ obesity risk: study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old babies who are still drinking from a bottle at 2 years of age may be prone to obesity by the time they […]
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 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 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

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

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 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 […]
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