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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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All Future Blog Posts will be at DrMirkin.com by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise 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 DrMirkin.com If you would lik ... Read on »
Most Running Shoes Slow You Down and Increase Risk of Injuries by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (March 19, 2013) and to be published next month (Journal of Strength & Conditioning ... Read on »
Who Gets High Blood Pressure from Salt? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise 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 much salt are those whose ... Read on »
Being Overweight Does Not Prolong Lives by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent meta-analysis of a hundred large studies showed that being a little bit overweight offers slight protection (a six percent decrease) from premature death (Journa ... Read on »
Coconut Water Is Not a Special Sports Drink by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The headline reads: "Coconut Water Is an Excellent Sports Drink" (Science Daily, August 20, 2012; presented at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chem ... Read on »
Calcium Pills May Increase Heart Attack Risk by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A German study followed 24,000 men and women, ages 35 to 64, for 11 years and found that those who took calcium supplements were 86 percent more likely to suffer heart att ... Read on »
How to Recover from Muscle Soreness Caused by Intense Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Muscle soreness should be part of every exercise program. If you don't exercise intensely enough on one day to have sore muscles on the next, you will not gain maximum fi ... Read on »
Lack of Exercise, Not Aging, Causes Weakness and Loss of Muscle in Older People by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Aging does not cause you to lose muscles. Loss of muscle is caused by lack of exercise. You can preserve both muscle size and strength by continuing to exercise ahttp://www. ... Read on »
Exercise Makes You Smarter by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise People who exercise regularly are far less likely to suffer dementia and had less than half the risk of death during the 17-year study period, compared to those who do not e ... Read on »
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Benefit from Cortisone Injections by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Cortisone-type injections into joints control painful rheumatoid arthritis by blocking protein changes that damage joints (Arthritis Research & Therapy, published online Feb ... Read on »
Fasting Slows You Down by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Fasting for just a few hours slows an athlete down and the longer he fasts, the slower he moves. A recent study from Denmark shows that after 72 hours of fasting, a person's ... Read on »
Cancer Cells Need More Sugar by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Cancer cells are different from normal cells. Every normal cell in your body has programmed into its genetic material, a process called APOPTOSIS, that lets it live and mult ... Read on »
Environmental Factors Associated with Breast Cancer by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent report says that "Lifestyle Changes Prevent One-Third of Cancers", and that fewer than 10 percent of breast cancer cases are inherited (33rd Annual San Antonio Brea ... Read on »
Why Three out of Four Athletes Take Caffeine Before Competition by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise In January 2004, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed caffeine from its prohibited drug list to allow athletes to take coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, guarana, cola drinks, e ... Read on »
Sarcopenia: Muscle Loss with Aging by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Competitive masters athletes, 40 to 81 years old, who trained four to five times per week did not lose any muscle size or significant strength with aging (The Physician and ... Read on »
The Only Mineral Needed by Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise People who are serious exercisers can be harmed by the broad recommendations for all Americans to restrict salt intake. It is true that excess salt intake can cause high blo ... Read on »
Exercise Increases Mitochondria in Brain Cells by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Exercise increases the size and number of mitochondria in the brains of mice (American Journal of Physiology, September 2011). The mice ran on a treadmill for an hour a day, ... Read on »
Chocolate Increases Endurance by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent symposium at the American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting June 2, 2011 and other recent studies show that chocolate improves endurance training in mi ... Read on »
Everyone Should Train like an Athlete by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise All exercisers should follow the principles of training used by competitive athletes. You will gain far more health benefits from intense exercise than from more casual exer ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Athletes and Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This month a study from the University of Cape Town, South Africa showed that the athlete who is most likely to suffer muscle cramps is the one who runs the fastest and the ... Read on »