Marriage and Family Health

December 27, 2021

Pregnancy, smoking, and alcohol don’t mix

All the expectations, hopes, and dreams of the coming birth of a little baby can come crashing down when late in the pregnancy the baby stops […]
December 24, 2021

The Christmas Child Who changed the world

Christmas is a time of hope and blessings, a celebration of life and salvation. The Scriptures teach us that children are a blessing from God. It […]
December 23, 2021

Toy safety tips for Christmas day

As the presents are being opened at Christmas, if you have small children in the house, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges gift-givers to […]
December 22, 2021

Avoiding Christmas tree and holiday allergies

Here are some nice tips from Fox News about avoiding allergies during the holidays:
December 21, 2021

Prevent a Christmas tree fire

Christmas trees may be bright and merry, but they can pose a fire hazard if you’re not careful. The National Fire Protection Association offers these suggestions […]
December 20, 2021

Avoiding the Christmas blues

A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
December 16, 2021

American Heart Association updates guidance for improving your diet and heart health

Healio reports, “The American Heart Association has published an updated dietary guidance that outlines 10 recommendations for improving diet quality and cardiometabolic health in the U.S.”
December 15, 2021

Diets high in processed foods linked to memory impairment

An animal-model study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity has linked a diet high in processed foods to memory impairment when compared with a healthy diet.
May 13, 2011

Long work hours linked to increased heart risks

While writing this blog, I was listening to Simon and Garfunkel singing, “Slow down, you move too fast. You need to make the morning last.” At […]
May 16, 2011

Men and women truly see things differently

There are still some, particularly ardent feminists, who claim that men and women are innately the same and that gender differences are environmentally acquired. As one […]
May 23, 2011

Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated […]
May 29, 2011

A Memorial Day Remembrance of My Dad: 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 […]
May 31, 2011

Parents’ fighting can even affect infants

The CNN “The Chart” blog reported that infants “exposed to their parents’ marital discord may be more likely to experience sleep issues during toddlerhood,” according to […]
May 31, 2011

Children healthier in a two-parent home

Dr. Brad Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, recently offered an analysis of federal research that confirms what many […]