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June 5, 2009

Are your teens having trouble getting to sleep? Many are too caffeinated!

According to a new report in Reuters Health, caffeine-fueled teens are texting, web-surfing, and gaming for hours into the night, which is affecting their alertness and […]
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 […]
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 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

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

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 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 1, 2009

Taking Care of Baby’s Dandruff (called ‘cradle cap’ in infants)

Like adults, babies also develop dry, flaky scalps. The condition is known as “cradle cap” in infants. What can you do to treat it safely? More […]
April 6, 2011

Vitamin D Insufficiency: Is there enough evidence for clinical recommendations?

Readers of this blog over the last year, have seen many of my posts on the plethora of studies and recommendations about vitamin D. Now there’s […]
April 6, 2011

Parents: Don’t fear all fevers

For years I’ve tried to reassure the parents of the kids in my practice that “fever is your friend.” My advice is based upon studies that […]
April 6, 2011

Pill-Splitting potentially perilous, study suggests

Just a couple of months ago, I warned that splitting pills can be dangerous. Now a new report says that even slight variations in the weight […]
April 8, 2011

Medical groups urge tanning ban for minors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report urging a ban on allowing minors to use tanning beds.
April 8, 2011

Optimism helps heart patients live longer, while pessimism harms

In my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: Becoming and staying highly healthy, I have a chapter on how your attitude about life impacts your health. […]
April 8, 2011

Sugary drinks linked to hypertension and obesity

Last week my blog, Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes, was one of my most read postings in some time. […]
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