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November 4, 2011

PSA screening for prostate cancer. The debate continues.

ABC World News reported, “An earthquake in the debate over men and prostate cancer” regarding a “simple blood test called a PSA. Twenty million men use […]
November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from family physicians.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has once again rejected the status quo, following the evidence to propose a recommendation some likely will find controversial. Here’s […]
November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from the American Cancer Society.

To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer, that is the question. Or is it? Here’s the viewpoint of my friend, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, the Deputy […]
November 2, 2011

Task force recommends “D” rating for PSA screening for prostate cancer

TV and print media have extensively covered the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) decision to give a “D” rating to PSA testing. What’s this mean […]
November 2, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update 1)   Endorsements for Hazel Creek 2)   Cover for Hazel Creek 3)   Finished Writing […]
November 1, 2011

A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches […]
November 1, 2011

Is the US infant mortality ranking “shameful”? I say, “no,” but here’s the debate:

Of the over 2000 blogs I’ve posted, one of the most popular was Health Myth #1: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates […]
October 31, 2011

Want to dramatically reduce your breast cancer risk?

USA Today ran a number of articles discussing breast cancer, focusing in particular on the role of inflammation. The great news here is that doing something that […]
November 3, 2009

Alarm Sounded on Childrens’ Lack of Vitamin D

The AP (10/26, Tanner) reports that, according to a study published in Pediatrics, “at least one in five US children aged one to 11 don’t get […]
November 4, 2009

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2009 Edition

Here is the Table of Contents for the November edition of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Several of Dr. Walt’s books on clearance sale – great […]
November 4, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 8 – Is appropriate spanking a form of violence?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
November 4, 2009

HCG injections and diet for weight loss discredited long ago

I’ve just completed a three week road trip, speaking dozens of times to doctor and student groups in Michigan and Oklahoma. A question that came up […]
November 4, 2009

What’s the best mask to protect from the flu? Here’s the latest.

In an earlier blog, I told you about studies indicating that the only facial apparatus that is likely to protect you from the flu virus is […]
November 5, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 8 – Spain

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and […]
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