screen time

October 2, 2023

Monthly Family Update – October 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Wonderful trips to Wyoming and Stockholm, Sweden More honors for my Father: LSU Museum exhibit, OCS Hall of […]
September 29, 2023

Apple a Day 005 – Alarming news on eating habits—our diets may be more deadly than smoking

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. A recent study published Lancet analyzed the diets of people in 195 countries. […]
September 27, 2023

Question: Does acupuncture have any medical benefit?

One of the readers of Today’s Christian Living, a bi-monthly magazine for which I write a “Ask Dr. Walt” column, asked, “Does acupuncture have any medical benefit?”
September 25, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 21 – Disciplines to Improve Your Spiritual Health

In past programs we’ve discussed how your spiritual health, or lack thereof, can improve or detract from your physical, relational, and emotional/mental health. Just as we […]
September 22, 2023

Apple a Day 004 – Tips on drug cost savings programs

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. There’s been a lot of debate about discount cards, coupons, and other prescription drug […]
September 20, 2023

Apple a Day 003 – Eat your fruits and veggies—but what’s the best time to do so?

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. And this one was news to me! A recent study found that people […]
September 18, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 20 – Healthful Attitudes

Are there any attitude changes that you can make, starting today, that can quickly begin to improve your health? Well, not only are there, but they […]
September 15, 2023

Apple a Day 002 – Health fads that are less than meaty-ocre—such as fake beef

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” categories involves a slew […]
March 5, 2010

TV, Computers Linked to Weak Relationships

Children in recent New Zealand studies who spent a lot of time watching television and using computer games had less attachment to family and peers. The […]
June 23, 2010

Long-term harm seen with too much TV for toddlers

The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers […]
November 15, 2010

Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids

Child experts have issued an updated policy statement on use of electronic media for entertainment by kids. This is critical because children and teens in the […]
November 15, 2010

Study Shows Risks for Kids Who Watch TV or Use Computers More Than 2 Hours a Day

New research is documenting some of the risks I’ve told you about in previous blogs for kids who utilize screen time (TV, computers, video games) more […]
February 25, 2011

Screen time (TV and computer) may be linked to increased heart risks

In multiple past blogs (see below) I’ve told you of the harms of too much screen time (TV, computer, video games, etc.) for your children. Many […]
March 7, 2011

More evidence that too much TV, computer time could harm your heart

Spending hours in front of a TV or computer monitor — known as “screen time” — has been linked to signs that the heart needs longer […]