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Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor

Annapolis, Maryland
A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and... Full Bio
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Hello! Thanks for reading my blog for the past several years. I would love to have you continue as a reader, but you will need to go to ...

Most Running Shoes Slow You Down and Increase Risk of Injuries

Research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (March 19, 2013) and to be published next month (Journal...

Who Gets High Blood Pressure from Salt?

Not everyone gets high blood pressure from taking in too much salt. The people who are most likely to get high blood pressure from taking in too...

Being Overweight Does Not Prolong Lives

A recent meta-analysis of a hundred large studies showed that being a little bit overweight offers slight protection (a six percent decrease)...

Coconut Water Is Not a Special Sports Drink

The headline reads: "Coconut Water Is an Excellent Sports Drink" (Science Daily, August 20, 2012; presented at the 244th National Meeting &...

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Aug 24 2010 by nelson
Do you think that someone who had hypoglycemia dimencia could murder someone if they had not eaten or slept for 4 and 1/2 days?  This murder was not typical for this person as he was a nice guy who had never been in trouble before and really does not to this day understand why he shot two people.
May 01 2010 by privas

Dr. Gabe,


I read that new researches are finding HPV in most colon cancers. I have not been able to find how does HPV infects the colon. If the HPV is transmitted by contact, is the colonoscopy in patients with anal HPV infection something to worry about?

Thank you!

Mar 03 2010 by AshleyW
Dr. Gabe:  would your calories burned per mile by fast walking number (i.e., 128) be the same if you are pushing a stroller with a 20-lb toddler inside?  I'm trying to figure out approximately how many calories I burn in a 60 minute outdoor stroller class, with approximately 40 minutes of that being fast-paced walking while pushing my stroller/child (the rest is interval strength training with bands or doing stationary exercises like lunges).  Thanks!