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October 5, 2011

Should adults take a multivitamin every day?

The “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” column for the Washington Post recently entered the debate on the value of dietary supplements, especially multivitamins.
October 4, 2011

Can cocoa products reduce blood pressure or heart disease?

CocoaVia and Cirku are new supplements used for high blood pressure and cardiovascular health according to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD). These products are flavored powders […]
October 4, 2011

Cholesterol-lowering foods beat low fat diet

A dietary intervention study of cholesterol-lowering foods with either two or seven counseling sessions significantly lowered LDL cholesterol (the lethal or bad cholesterol) compared with a […]
October 3, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update Finished with Hazel Creek Still writing Sugar Fork Waiting for Guy’s Body Book […]
October 3, 2011

Healthy living really does postpone mortality

A major study is reporting that people who practiced four low-risk behaviors are 63% less likely to die (during the stydy period) than those who kept none […]
October 2, 2011

Cartoon characters prod kids to nag for unhealthy foods

If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt heard plaintive wails from your child as you traverse the treat-filled aisles of the grocery store. And, you may have […]
October 2, 2011

Some women still using dangerous weight-loss supplements

One of the most potentially dangerous category of supplements to take, at least in the U.S., is the category of weight loss supplements. Now there’s news […]
September 30, 2011

TV watching as dangerous as smoking and lack of exercise

Researchers in Australia say smoking “can shorten of life expectancy by more than four years after the age of 50. That represents 11 minutes of life […]
November 18, 2009

Marriage is Positive for Kids

http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000011469.cfm Having a married mom and dad has an impact on a child’s future, according to data http://www.heritage.org/Research/Family/Map_of_Religion.pdf from The Heritage Foundation. The group used data […]
November 21, 2009

Deaths from H1N1 vaccine = ZERO. Deaths from H1N1 illness approaching 7000.

As of 15 November 2009, the World Health Association (WHO) is reporting that worldwide more than 206 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed […]
November 21, 2009

New guidelines: Women can get Pap smears every two years

The AP has a nice report on another set of guidelines just out that declare, “Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every […]
November 21, 2009

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 10 – Switzerland

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 […]
November 21, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 11 – Payment

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
November 21, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 10 – Does spanking lead a parent to use harmful forms of corporal punishment which lead to physical child abuse?

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 […]
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